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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
8.8 out of 10

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Reviews and Problems with Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Overall 6
6.0

Good, could be better with longer battery life and smaller keyboard buttons

griffith1947, Ebay
4 September 2014
  • Summary: I have been using my KFF for about a month now and have a few complaints, the battery life being the most irritating. Because it only lasts 5-6 hours I usually leave it charging even when using it. Another inconvenience is I can't keep more than nine sites available for one click use at any one time. The last problem, though minor, is the keyboard. To use any punctuation you have to keep switching from letters to numbers.
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Overall 5
5.0

An Amazon Device- Don't Count on Google Play Support

leftcoastwolf, CNET
17 January 2014
  • Summary: If you you use GMAIL or other Android software, don't count on those working in the Amazon Fire HDX world. This device does not offer flexibility in terms of setting up multiple screens to organize your programs. There is only one screen and all of your programs will reside there.
  • Pros: The size and display on this unit are great. It totes around well and the battery is good. The processor is very fast.
  • Cons: The closed-off Amazon ecosystem is very limiting. This tablet is Android in name only. This is a proprietary Amazon operating system that borrowed some from Android but is really quite alien and can't access the Google Play store.
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Overall 6
6.0

KF HDX 8.9 is ok; do homework on Prime download before you buy

B. Tarbuck, Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: This review is for the the no-ad 64 GB wifi-only HDX 8.9. To Amazon's credit it arrived about 2 weeks earlier than originally claimed. I have a Galaxy S3 Android smartphone so the HDX is for media / web surfing. Since I had already been using Amazon Prime and Cloud Music it was a no brainer for me to use the HDX to fill the role of media / web surfing on a tablet. Be informed about the download limitations to this device.
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Overall 6
6.0

KF HDX 8.9 is ok; do homework on Prime download before you buy

B. Tarbuck, Amazon
9 November 2013
  • Summary: This review is for the the no-ad 64 GB wifi-only HDX 8.9. To Amazon's credit it arrived about 2 weeks earlier than originally claimed. I have a Galaxy S3 Android smartphone so the HDX is for media / web surfing. Since I had already been using Amazon Prime and Cloud Music it was a no brainer for me to use the HDX to fill the role of media / web surfing on a tablet. Be informed about the download limitations to this device.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 10
10
Speed performance 8
8.0

Everything I need

davewells, Ciao
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I have found the Kindle to be excellent. I can not only watch movies and play games on a very good screens, but I can also do work on it outside of the office and then simply connect it to the computer to transfer. Having had other tablets I find that the Kindle has everything I need and I would now never go over to another tablet. The only downside is the inability to expand the memory. The layout of menus is very easy to get used to and isn't under numerous sub menus.
  • Pros: versatile
  • Cons: limited app market compared to others
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

E. Marshall, Amazon
12 October 2014
Overall 6
6.0

May suit some

Flower, Amazon
8 September 2014
  • Summary: It's alright but I don't really like it and wished I had bought something else. 'Mayday' buttton has been used twice and was helpful in solving a same problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed!

Tibs, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: I was initially excited to receive my new Kindle. However, after purchasing Office Suite Pro, I discovered it would not print to my printer. I spent a long time talking to one of your tech. advisers, who tried everything before coming to the conclusion that the Kindle just does not support Lexmark printers. Having chosen the Kindle because it said you could print from it, then wasted money on the app., I am so disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

A Poor Choice:

BC, Amazon
30 August 2014
  • Summary: This device fall between two stools. It is not as functional as an i-pad and now that its backlit it is useless as a reader in strong sunshine. A definite step backwards for Kindle. I have reverted to my old kindle which is not backlit and does the job of a very neat and useful reader.
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit disappointing

Mr. Peter Byers, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought "All-New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet" - delivered OK - very impressed. Tried the "AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Devices / Fits All Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX Models / Black" - easy to use - great. Bought "Netgear PTV3000 Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter - Certified for Use with Kindle Fire HDX" it works well - it kills the sound on the Kindle - BUT - no sound on the TV !!! When I connect the keyboard, the picture dis-appears from the TV !!!
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