Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Overpriced book reader
Amazon Customer, Amazon
31 January 2014
Summary: Long shot from Apple or Samsung devices. Carousel on the main screen is annoying and can't be deactivated, according to tech support. Bookmarks from Chrome, couldn't be shortcut to home screen. Couldn't find the AmEx app in the appstore... I was waiting for delivery for 2+ weeks...
Summary: Pretty light. Video quality is very crisp. Sound is good enough...although I wish it were a little louder. Very easy to navigate and I am just a happy camper. Well I am not a happy camper any more...this tablet does not hold its charge. I have seen the iPad perform better.
Great to handle and oozes quality but what use is ...
Chuka Chukwujekwu "Reeling", Amazon
22 May 2015
Summary: Great to handle and oozes quality but what use is the lustre if it is crippled by a policy to shut it off from all the freedom around. Even apple is opening up to remain relevant. I never tried the fire phone but I guess this same paranoia killed it.
Summary: Bought this for a larger screen than my fire hdx 7.The hdx 7 has become my tablet of choice over my ipads,it has worked flawlessly,i was expecting the same from the hdx 8.9.This tablet freezes at times and restarts randomly,yesterday I did a factory reset,it froze again.Im monitoring it at the...
Summary: Silk browser is really poor quality and lets down an otherwise excellent piece of kit. Using it is like setting out in an old car - you never know if you will get there. You usually do get there in the end but the browser is slow and uncertain and installing a better one is frowned on by Amazon.
Very limited selection of apps. Questionable WiFi at best.
26 May 2014
Summary: The selection of apps is laughable, considering this is based on the Android framework. For a media consuming product, the available apps are just a sliver of what is available for Android tablets. WiFi connection gets lost frequently.
Summary: I bought the Kindle Fire because of the good display, but it's a great shame google apps and the play store have been disabled. If I'd known this, I probably wouldn't have bought a kindle after all.