Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9
The Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9 is the latest flagship tablet from Amazon, it is powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU running at 2.2 GHz, a 8.9-inch 2560×1600 display, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus, an 8MP rear-facing camera and the option for 4G LTE wireless. Amazon also incorporates a new free tech support service called Mayday that is available 24x7, 365 days a year.
Great battery life.
24-hour, on-demand video tech support.
Speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace.
Very light for a larger tablet.
The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service.
Some small but smart UI additions lead to a simple, welcoming experience.
Fire OS is a tad too basic.
Interface very focused on buying things from Amazon.
Silly Origami camera mode.
The remote video viewing feature won't be ready at launch.
Ad-free versions still cost an extra $15.
The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies.
Lacks built-in storage expansion.
Lack of Google Play access.
The buttons on the back are sometimes hard to find.
By TrustedReviews on November 27, 2013
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...80
By cnet on November 07, 2013
With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.87
By The Verge on November 07, 2013
Amazon appeals to a niche with its Kindle Fire line: that customer that wants to access Amazon's content in the easiest way possible. For everyone else, there's the iPad and other tablets, which also have access to Amazon's world.76
By PCMag on November 07, 2013
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest high-quality tablet on the market, and it's great for watching videos.80
By Mashable on November 07, 2013
In the race for consumer tablet dominance, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is in near lock-step with the stellar iPad Air. Your choice may come down to ecosystem preference.85
By SlashGear on November 07, 2013
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...-
By Engadget on November 07, 2013
And at the end of the day, the $150 price increase from the 7-inch version doesn't bring that many additional features. Priced anywhere from $379 to just under $600, it's a pretty big splurge for a holiday gift, but it's a reasonable sum to ask for a tablet that hardly cuts any corners.-
By Gizmodo on November 07, 2013
Still, the Kindle Fire HDX is a wonderful device. It has a great screen, a good processor; it's light as a feather, it's a pleasure to hold. This is a good tablet and worth its price tag. But there are almost certainly better deals on the horizon.-
By TechHive on November 07, 2013
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.80
By Wired on November 07, 2013
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.80