Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a bestselling 2013 8-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its thin and light design, gorgeous pixel-dense screen, a high-end Quad-core processor, large system memory, and excellent tech support features. However, it uses the the Amazon store instead of Google Play which limits the number of apps available and though it carries a higher Mega Pixel lens than its predecessor, it still doesn’t produce smartphone quality pictures. The Fire HDX 8.9, regardless of its limited app ecosystem, is still a fine machine geared towards content consumption with premium looks and performance, and a price tag lower than a lot of top big-screen Android tablets or iPads on the market.

Positive Reviews
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  • Weight: 0.82 lbs
  • Processor: Snapdragon 2.2GHz
  • Display Size: 8 Inch
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Operating System: Fire OS 3
  • Battery Life: 12 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    PCMag November 7, 2013

    The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest-to-use high-quality, large-screen tablet, with built-in, on-demand tech support. And it's the best choice for handling your Amazon content.

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  • 80
    TechRadar November 28, 2013

    The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is an excellent tablet, with the huge caveat that it's intended to be a money-making machine for Amazon products and services.

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  • 76
    TheVerge November 7, 2013

    The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a solid device and an improvement over last year’s model. It's fast, light, and has a great display, but it doesn't really measure up to an iPad Air or even a modern 10-inch Android tablet when it comes to actual functionality.

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  • 80
    TrustedReviews April 1, 2014

    As a piece of hardware the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a great tablet. It’s slick, fast and comes with a truly great screen, speakers and long battery life. Amazon’s latest Fire OS isn’t all that bad either – in fact it’s easier to use in most respects than vanilla Android, although some of the best Android features aren’t available.

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  • 85
    Engadget November 28, 2014

    The latest Fire tablet has some top-of-the-line specs and nice software enhancements, but Amazon's closed-off ecosystem will continue to be a sore spot for shoppers who prefer regular Android.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Amazon Fire OS 3
Weight 0.82 lbs
Battery Life 12 hours
Connectivity 802.11abg, Bluetooth, Micro USB
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory None
Display Size 8 Inch
Display Resolution 2560 x 1600
Front Camera 0.9 MP
Rear Camera 8 MP
Additional Features Live on-device tech support
Dimension (LxWxH) 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.3

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