Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch

Specifications

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inchNotebook: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch (Kindle Fire Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.303kg
Average Score: 85.56% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 88%, features: 68%, display: 84% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch

85% Review Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 Tablet | Notebookcheck
A brighter Fire. Now in its third generation, the Kindle Fire series shows no signs of burning out. It is still the go-to tablet for Amazon shoppers, but are the new hardware and software updates enough for Android fans to jump ship? We take a closer in-depth look at the new $229 model to see what's new.
70% Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet review: Elegant hardware, but a frustrating experience
Source: Zdnet.com English
If you are heavily invested (intellectually and financially) in Amazon's content ecosystem of books, music, film, magazines and audio books, then the Kindle Fire HDX will deliver a rich experience. If you've spread your content around or don't really want to haul it out of other silos, or are just looking for a handy pocket-sized tablet, then you might find it somewhat claustrophobic.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Video: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in review - tablet with excellent performance and great screen
Source: PC Advisor English
The Fire HDX is a great tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. The blue light leakage will annoy some people who like to read a lot, while the lack of apps will trip up anyone expecting the choice you get on an iPad or Nexus 7.It's a great choice for undemanding users who will benefit from the closed, safe, easy-to-use ecosystem and the free tech support via the Mayday button.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2013
90% Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire excels at one thing: Amazon
Source: Techradar English
For the right kind of customer, the Kindle Fire HDX is the perfect tablet. And who is that customer? Someone who doesn't want to much more than consume content on their tablet. If you're a Prime subscriber, or heavily invested in Amazon's ecosystem, the Kindle Fire HDX is a smart purchase. For those who want a little more functionality, reach for a Nexus 7, and for those with deeper pockets, consider an Apple tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
100% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
Source: PC Pro English
The Kindle HDX is a brilliant piece of hardware, of that there is no doubt. It's slick, quick and very easy to use. However, for us, it falls just short of greatness. We'd rather have the open approach and broader selection of features on the Nexus 7 than the faster performance of the HDX, especially since the price is exactly the same.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" review: a speedy, easy-to-use tablet
Source: PC Advisor English
The Fire HDX is an accomplished tablet with excellent performance and a great screen, but one that suffers from a couple of problematic flaws. The blue light leakage will annoy some people who like to read a lot, while the lack of apps will trip up anyone expecting the choice you get on an iPad or Nexus 7. It’s a great choice for undemanding users who will benefit from the closed, safe, easy-to-use ecosystem and the free tech support via the Mayday button.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you are fully plugged into the Amazon ecosystem and you are looking for a 7-inch tablet to buy that’s not an iPad mini 2 Retina, then the Kindle Fire HDX 7 at £199 is a great choice. It’s really easy to use and Mayday is a killer feature for those who struggle a little with tech. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is a great, easy to use 7-inch tablet with some exciting and unique features you won’t find on other Android tablets. It’s just a shame about the app support.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review
Source: PC Pro English
The Kindle HDX is a brilliant piece of hardware, of that there is no doubt. It's slick, quick and very easy to use. However, for us, it falls just short of greatness. We'd rather have the open approach and broader selection of features on the Nexus 7 than the faster performance of the HDX, especially since the price is exactly the same.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
100% Kindle Fire HDX review
Source: Stuff TV English
This is a real Nexus 7 alternative. As long as standing at the cutting edge of new apps isn’t a big priority the HDX has you well and truly covered, from browsing to cloud storage to buying books, music and magazines. Bringing a new, pepped up Fire OS, zinging along on a Snapdragon 800 and with a crisp, dazzling screen, this 7in Kindle Fire is even up there with the iPad Mini for the best hardware we’ve seen on a small tablet. But in a world that already includes the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini it takes something special to standout, and the Kindle Fire HDX certainly does that. That's thanks in no small part to the genius Mayday button, which is probably what every other Android tablet manufacturer is hitting right about now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 review
Source: Techradar English
For the right kind of customer, the Kindle Fire HDX is the perfect tablet. And who is that customer? Someone who doesn't want to much more than consume content on their tablet. If you're a Prime subscriber, or heavily invested in Amazon's ecosystem, the Kindle Fire HDX is a smart purchase. For those who want a little more functionality, reach for a Nexus 7, and for those with deeper pockets, consider an Apple tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch review
Source: T3 English
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon’s most powerful tablet yet, boasting specs that can match the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini without even breaking a sweat. What it boils down to then is what you’re after. If you like being able to tinker, customise and use your tablet as a portable all-in-one, then Android and the Nexus 7 are probably your best bet. If on the other hand you want the simple life and you want a true media player that will give you an almost inexhaustible supply of books, music and video then the Kindle is the tablet for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% 7-inch tablet showdown: Kindle Fire HDX vs. Nexus 7
Source: TechHive.com English
The Kindle Fire HDX. It wins on the strength of its superior interface and software/content, though it excels in other matters, too. I found myself using the Fire HDX more often than the Nexus 7 to watch movies and to read on the train ride home. Its smaller size and convenient content carousel help guide you to exactly what you’re most likely to use a tablet for, without having to sift through a library of apps or spend hours setting it up. The HDX is also a keen choice for technologically challenged family members, as it offers better out-of-the-box functionality.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The difference between the Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7 is really one of philosophy. The Nexus 7 is a blank slate which you can customize to your whims. The Kindle Fire is a cheerful personal shopper. We're PCMag.com, so the Editors' Choice goes to the more flexible Nexus 7. But if configuring and supporting Android 4.3 on the Nexus 7 is a bit too much of a pill to swallow, the Kindle Fire (with its Mayday advisors always just a touch away) will go down as easy as a spoonful of sugar.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The increasing number of very good sub-$200 tablets is making it harder to justify the premium for more expensive devices such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Nevertheless, this $229 (for base model) device is a fantastic value. You get a superior HD display for enjoying movies and games, along with best-in-class performance in a sleeker design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch review: Third time's the charm
Source: TechHive.com English
There’s another shoe waiting to drop: a likely iPad refresh. I don’t expect to see Apple lower the price of the 16GB iPad mini below its current $329. For the life of me, I don’t know what Apple could do to enhance the iPad mini to make me recommend it over the Fire HDX, provided that the person asking my advice had little interest in productivity or gaming. A 7-inch Fire HDX will give you a superior content experience and leave $100 in your pocket—which you can spend on books, music, and movies.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Review
Source: Slashgear English
Luckily for Amazon, the potential audience of its customers keeps growing, though. The Kindle Fire HDX ticks the right boxes across the board, in that case: ebooks look great and can be read for longer; movies and TV shows will soon have the clever Second Screen functionality; and Prime subscribers get the benefit of offline playback. It’s fast, portable, and well constructed, and if you’ve bought into the Amazon ecosystem – or are looking for a one-stop-shop in which to set up your digital life, that isn’t Apple – then the Kindle Fire HDX makes a compelling argument to be that shopfront.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2013
Kindle Fire HDX review - hands on with Amazon's smart new 7in and 9in tablets
Source: PC Advisor English
It's way to early to call on how good are the new Kindle Fire tablets. Suffice to say that they improve on the Kindle Fire HD, which we liked as a consumption device. If the UK pricing is what it should be, we're excited about spending more time with the Kindle Fire HDX tablets.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2013

Foreign Reviews

83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" (16 GB, LTE)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
79% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX7
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 69% display: 89% mobility: 81% emissions: 77%
100% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX7
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Kindle Fire HDX 7 und HDX 8.9: Erster Eindruck in Bildern
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2013
Kindle Fire HDX 7 pulgadas, una joya para el contenido multimedia y los videojuegos
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; good screen; good performance. Negative: No SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2014
80% La tablette Kindle Fire HDX d'Amazon compte parmi les plus performantes du moment
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model:

This third generation of the Kindle Fire range could be one of the best tablets available out there today. The design is well thought out; with a good balance and weight that enables comfortable one handed use. The placement of the power and volume buttons on the back of the device is a little out of the way in landscape mode, and laying it on a surface will mean that the user will have to pick up the device in order to wake it from sleep mode. The touchscreen is nice and accurate and the experience of using it for web browsing and everyday tasks and entertainment is without trouble. The 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with the Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU, makes for a snappy machine that handles any task thrown at it with no troubles.

Mayday is a feature that is an interesting improvement on regular customer service - a user in trouble can video chat with a service rep who can remotely control the device to help with any issues the user may have. This 7 inch tablet features a dense 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution making it vibrant though there is unfortunately a slight yellowish cast to the whites. Thanks to high-end hardware, most demanding games run smoothly on the tablet with maximum settings. Overall it might be a good device, but should mainly be considered by those who already are Amazon Prime members or those who are considering becoming members in order to max out its use. Otherwise, it would probably be best to consider the competition.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


800 MSM8974:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.3 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 450 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.303 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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85.56%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Motorola Moto X 2014
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.144 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.2", 0.152 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 4.6", 0.129 kg
» Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 8.0", 0.27 kg
» HTC One M8 For Windows
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
unknown, 5.1", 0.16 kg
» ZTE Grand S Pro
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Fire
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» HTC One E8
unknown, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.17 kg
» Asus PadFone X
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 9.0", 0.514 kg
» LG G3
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.5", 0.149 kg
» Nokia Lumia 930
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Samsung Galaxy S5
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, 5.1", 0.145 kg
» HTC One M8
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Snapdragon 801 APQ8074AB, 10.1", 0.425 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE-Version
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.477 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.4", 0.331 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 LTE (SM-P905)
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 12.2", 0.753 kg
» Sony Xperia Z2
Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB, 5.2", 0.163 kg
» LG Optimus G Pro 2
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.9", 0.17 kg
» Nokia Lumia Icon
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.17 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1s
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.3", 0.137 kg
» LG G Flex
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.176 kg
» Asus New Padfone
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Nokia Lumia 2520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1520
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 6.0", 0.21 kg
» Google Nexus 5
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 5.0", 0.13 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-09-27)