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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014

Specifications

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014 (Kindle Fire Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8.9 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1600 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Polarizing filter, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Rotation sensor, GPS
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 231 x 158 ( = 0.31 x 9.09 x 6.22 in)
Battery
23 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4500 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 18 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 Megapixels (front); 8.0 Megapixels, AF, flash (rear)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Power adaptor, micro-USB cable, MayDay, Firefly, FreeTime, Amazon InstantVideo, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
375 g ( = 13.23 oz / 0.83 pounds), Power Supply: 59 g ( = 2.08 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.13% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 72%, features: 64%, display: 89% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014

87% Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Fire and Origami. Once again, the fourth generation of the Fire HDX 8.9 is a tablet with great multimedia capabilities. However, the software limitations are still significant. So is it a tablet only for Amazon fans?
90% Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
As a media and all-round entertainment machine, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a solid rival for the iPad Air 2. However, there is a caveat, and that’s the tablet’s deep roots in Amazon’s ecosystem. Prime members will delight in the Instant Video integration while anyone with a sizeable Kindle library can access all of their books with a tap, but anyone less convinced should maybe look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition
Source: Reg Hardware English
Good things about the new HDX 8.9: great screen, excellent battery life, quick-as-blazes processor and superb graphics. The speakers are very good too. Bad things: no Google apps, no Google Play Store, no storage expansion and Fire OS, even in its latest iteration, looks a wee bit dated compared with stock Android even if it is piss-easy to use. Impressive the hardware aside, as with the Fire Phone the more in bed you are with Amazon as a content provider the more you’ll get on with, and out of, the new Fire HDX 8.9.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2014
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) review
Source: Expert Reviews English
In the end, if you’re not dissuaded by some of the limitations of Amazon’s Fire OS and, better still, if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or buy a lot of content from Amazon such as Kindle eBooks, the new Fire HDX 8.9 is by far the best tablet Amazon has produced to date. Its battery life is incredible, its display is fantastic and it looks and feels great in your hands.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Doing it Amazon's way on a bigger screen
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a family tablet that everyone can share, and you're happy to dive into the Amazon ecosystem and sign up for Amazon Prime, maybe even pick up a Fire TV as well, then the Fire HDX 8.9 is probably the best tablet for you. It handles movies and TV shows beautifully. It's a lovely device for reading on. The audio quality is also impressive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Doing it Amazon's way on a bigger screen
Source: Techradar English
If you're looking for a family tablet that everyone can share, and you're happy to dive into the Amazon ecosystem and sign up for Amazon Prime, maybe even pick up a Fire TV as well, then the Fire HDX 8.9 is probably the best tablet for you. It handles movies and TV shows beautifully. It's a lovely device for reading on. The audio quality is also impressive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Review: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9
Source: Wired Magazine English
Tack-sharp, vibrant screen. Superb battery life. Top-notch stereo speakers. An immersive headphone experience with Dolby Atmos. Great integration with Amazon services. Unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content makes the 16GB version doable. 24/7 video help. Firefly is neat-o. App ecosystem lags behind iOS and Android, and Google apps could fill in big gaps. The best deal is an 16GB version with lock-screen ads, but the an ad-free 32GB HDX jumps up to $444. Doesn’t look any different than the last one. Firefly doesn’t always work.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The 2014 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, much like last year’s model, is a great tablet for entertainment. That's really where it excels. It ticks those all-important boxes you want in a larger tablet as well: it’s light and comfortable to use, has fantastic speakers and a gorgeous screen. The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 sticks with much of the same great hardware but with a few improvements that make it a fantastic tablet for video and reading. Its only downfall is an operating system that still needs some fine-tuning.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
60% Amazon Fire HDX 8.9-inch
Source: Comp Reviews English
Amazon's updated 2014 Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet seems to be a bit of a reactionary one. The device hasn't really changed much other than a faster processor and improved networking. Meanwhile, the competition has made some significant changes. This is still a good tablet, just not as great as it was when first released.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: a pretty one-way path
Source: Slashgear English
In using the HDX 8.9, I find myself able to do core things I want in a tablet, like email or gaming, and watching movies is a breeze. The screen on the HDX 8.9 is phenomenal, which only makes you want to watch movies and TV on it. The touchscreen is responsive, too. Interacting with the device is a pleasure.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2014
70% Amazon Fire HDX 8.9" (2014)
Source: PC Mag English
That's the plus and the minus of the Fire tablet series in a nutshell. Amazon makes it clear: This is not an Android tablet. It's an Amazon?tablet. And while that may give a lot of geeks the heebie-jeebies, it's a simple, clear path for people who don't want to worry about the technical details of their tablets. The Amazon media stores, FreeTime, and Mayday all come together in one theme, which is creating a tablet experience with even more hand-holding (and thus less flexibility) than Apple provides.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9
Source: Laptop Mag English
Impressive battery life and comprehensive parental controls are just a couple of great reasons to buy the $379 Fire HDX 8.9. The high-resolution display is stunning, and you get fast performance and a suite of exclusive features for getting the most out of Amazon's vast library of content.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2014

Foreign Reviews

88% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
96% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
98% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
92% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Source: Guter Rat! - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 92%
83% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) 16GB WLAN
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83%
86% Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) (64 GB, WLAN + LTE)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 87% mobility: 92%
Análisis del nuevo Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ (2014)
Source: Teknofilo Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; good speakers; very attractive price. Negative: Uncomfortable position of power buttons and volume control.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2014
80% Test : Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, une tablette puissante et endurante
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: Designed to be a do-it-all tablet, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014 is the most powerful tablet by Amazon to date. Built to be tough with its magnesium alloy uni-body and simplistic black color scheme, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014 certainly looks and feels good in hand. The rear holds the camera and stereo speaker cut-outs while a glossy Amazon branding is stamped into the body. Surprisingly lightweight at just 13.7 oz (388 g), the tablet holds in a gorgeous 8.9 inch IPS LCD display with 339 ppi pixel density that has multi-touch capability.

There are two variants to choose from in terms of connectivity; a Wi-Fi only model or a 4G model which allows the usage of a micro SIM. The Fire OS 4 Sangria UI is placed over Android 4.4 KitKat which delivers smooth operation and easy navigation. Hardware on the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014 consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 420 GPU and multiple storage space choices ranging from 16 GB to 64 GB. Audio quality is good with stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology. There is an 8 MP primary camera and a secondary 720p front shooter. The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 inch 2014 is powered with a non-removable Lithium-Ion battery with up to 12 hours of talk time.

Qualcomm Adreno 420: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoCs with support for OpenGL ES 3.1 and DirectX 11 FL 11_2. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
805 APQ8084:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.7 GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU. Based on Qualcomm's Krait-450 architecture and manufactured in a 28 nanometer HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8.9":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.375 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-11- 2)