Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch

Specifications

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inchNotebook: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch (Kindle Fire Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 2560x1600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 82.9% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 92%, features: 78%, display: 92% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch

80% Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet review: Great hardware, but no iPad slayer yet
Source: Zdnet.com English
The larger HDX tablet boasts some impressive specs and Amazon fans will feel right at home, although others may miss the wider range of apps found elsewhere. Business users will enjoy its e-reader capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The HDX 8.9 is certainly a safe option. Bigger than an iPad Mini Retina, cheaper than an iPad Air or Galaxy Note 10.1, it's an outstanding middle-of-the-road option, and that's not as much of a contradiction as it would seem. Tidier and simpler than the regular Android option, the HDX 8.9 will please those looking for a no-fuss tablet solution, but if you stretch the budget just a little bit further you could have the best from Apple or Samsung. For this reason the far cheaper HDX 7 makes a lot more sense to us.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 undoubtedly is Amazon's best tablet to date. However, with its Fire OS offering an unfamiliar user interface and lacking in its app selection, we're not sure it's quite ready to compete against the iPad Air and Google Nexus 10. The tablet has a market leading screen and a wonderfully thin and light design, but we found ourselves reverting back to our iPad due to the poor selection of apps in the Kindle App Store.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2014
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Source: Ubergizmo English
Amazon certainly improved its Kindle Fire tablets with the release of the Kindle Fire HDX, and in the case of the 8.9-inch version, it’s now able to offer an experience that can easily rival its competitors and even larger tablets. With that said, we feel the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 would be best in the hands of someone who doesn’t know their way around Android tablets, but wants the best of what’s currently available. The Fire OS keeps things extremely simple as you can access much of Amazon’s digital goods straight from the home screen, while also being able to purchase books, magazines and other digital goods with ease.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in review
Source: PC Pro English
For all that, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in is a device that anyone in the market for a larger tablet should consider. The display is fantastic, it's amazingly light, the performance and battery life are simply superb, and we certainly can't fault its all-round usability. If you don't mind the Amazon lock-in, it's a fabulous tablet – with much better hardware than on anything we've seen from an Android tablet so far, and a tempting price. But we'd advise waiting to see what the second-generation Nexus 10 brings before taking the plunge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review
Source: Techradar English
If you want a solid and powerful multimedia tablet that is essentially a gateway to all things Amazon, this is your tablet. But if you're looking for something with more flexibility and better hardware, you're better off buying an iPad Air. The only thing you'll have to consider is whether you can justify the extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with a lot of very good hardware features, but at £329 it’s not particularly cheap. For £10 less you can get the iPad mini 2 Retina – granted that’s an inch of screen less, but it does come with the glorious app store in tow. Alternatively the Kindle Fire HDX 7 costs just £199 and is almost the same tablet, barring the significantly smaller display. The Fire HDX 8.9 is a great start for anyone just entering the world of tablets. If you (or whoever you're considering it for) have never had an iPad or Android tablet then you’ll get to grips with the Kindle very quickly -- perhaps more quickly than with the other two. Mayday is undoubtedly the star of the show, it’s like a little genie solving all your tablet frustrations with instant, accurate and friendly advice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in review
Source: PC Pro English
For all that, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in is a device that anyone in the market for a larger tablet should consider. The display is fantastic, it's amazingly light, the performance and battery life are simply superb, and we certainly can't fault its all-round usability. If you don't mind the Amazon lock-in, it's a fabulous tablet – with much better hardware than on anything we've seen from an Android tablet so far, and a tempting price. But we'd advise waiting to see what the second-generation Nexus 10 brings before taking the plunge.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
70% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
Amazon's 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HDX takes all of the great features of the 7-inch version and adds a larger higher resolution display and a rear facing camera. The problem is that the price jump for these extra features generally outweigh their gains.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
a high-end tablet at a mid-range price
Source: Engadget English
The Fire line just keeps getting better. Just as the HD marked a big improvement over the first generation, the HDX brings a number of premium features that puts Amazon's offerings on par with some of the best tablets. The screen is great; processing power has been bumped up considerably; there's finally a rear-facing camera; and the hardware is markedly slimmer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch
Source: Laptop Mag English
Epic battery life combined with a stunning display, helpful parental controls and instant tech support make the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch an excellent tablet for families or new tablet owners. Amazon Prime members will especially love being able to access tons of content for free.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Source: PC Mag English
The Kindle Fire is not a hard-core productivity tablet; it's designed mostly for consuming media from Amazon. While it's certainly possible to load it up with your own content and office apps, that isn't what its super-simple interface is made for. You might notice that in general, the HDX has better specs than the iPad Air at a lower price. It's just less ambitious from a software perspective, which makes it a better tablet for some people but makes the iPad a better tablet for more people.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-Inch
Source: Wired Magazine English
But if you’re a faithful Amazon customer looking for something more substantial than the 7-inch Fire, the lightweight 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is the tablet to consider. The bigger screen is worth the extra money, and you don’t lose any performance, just some portability. And even though it’s more expensive than its smaller kin, it’s still a great value among full-size tablet options.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: Unapologetically content-driven
Source: TechHive.com English
With the Fire HDX, the Kindle acquires the first early pangs of an identity crisis. If it has the form of a full-size productivity device, shouldn’t it try to be one? Naw. It has its own identity and it has a valuable role to play. Apple described the case of the iPhone 5c as not just “plastic,” but “unapologetically plastic.” Amazon should do the same with the Kindle. It’s unapologetically content-driven. They’ve improved the screen and the sound and the OS features to make this the most pleasant device for enjoying other people’s creativity. It’s definitely not the best full-size tablet for sweating through a full day of work. But it might be the best tablet for recovering from one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review
Source: Slashgear English
If you’re already an Amazon customer, or are willing to make it your ecosystem of choice, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is our choice of the company’s tablets. Priced from $379 for the WiFi-only model (add $100 if you want LTE support) it’s competitively priced, and it could handle anything we threw at it; Amazon’s roadmap of feature updates like second-screen support will only make it better, particularly if you’re a Prime customer.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2013
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

91% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (16 GB, WLAN + 4G)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (16 GB, WLAN)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 92% mobility: 92%
83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (16 GB, WLAN + 4G)
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
96% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
81% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% features: 75% display: 95% mobility: 79% emissions: 76%
100% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
86% Meisterleistung von Amazon: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 im Tablet-Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 88% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 83%
Das iPad Air von amazon
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013
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
Das iPad Air von amazon
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: brilliant display; very good performance; good workmanship; adequate price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2013
Warum Amazons Tablet das bessere iPad ist
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: light weight; very good display; convenient handling
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2013
Análisis del Kindle Fire HDX 8,9″ y prueba a fondo
Source: Teknofilo Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent brightness, good color rendering, glare reduction and wide viewing angle of the display; powerful performance; simple interface for some advanced users; very attractive price. Negative: No Google Play Store; no micro-SD slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2014
75% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 : Une bien belle vitrine
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Good quality of the hardware; light; good viewing angle of the display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/26/2013

Comment

Model:

The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two sizes; 7” and the 8.9”. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” has a much wider screen than most tablets however is surprisingly thin. It is only 7.8 mm thin and 374 g light. Despite it being wide and light, it does not feel flimsy at all, due to the magnesium chassis. Additionally, the tablet is known to be very well balanced, making it suitable for long period usage. The buttons are also well positioned within the device, which may seem like a trivial matter, but can really be very convenient and comfortable. For example, the controls for volume and power can be reached with ease while watching a video.

The display is also noteworthy with its 2560 by 1600 pixel resolution and 339 ppi taking graphics to a whole new level. It is ideal for reading, with its easy to handle design and crystal clear quality display. Watching movies on the Kindle Fire is also enjoyable with its HD display coupled with its comfortable design. Kindle Fire comes with a 2.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, one of the better processors out there for tablets. It also comes coupled with 2 GB of RAM so multi-tasking is very smooth. The tablet has two cameras. The one at the front has 720p HD quality while the one at the back is an 8MP 1080p full-HD camera.

In a nutshell, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” is a great phone, if you use Amazon a lot. Vivid Amazon users will have no issues with this tablet, however those depending on Google apps may not be able to fully utilize this tablet.

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.


8.9": This is a very small format, 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.


0.4 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.


Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers


82.9%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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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)