Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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The Amazon Kindle Fire 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TrustedReviews on 80

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...

By cnet on 87

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.

By The Verge on 76

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.

By PCMag on 80

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is the simplest high-quality tablet on the market, and it's great for watching videos.

By Mashable on 85

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.

By SlashGear on

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

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

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 80

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.

By Wired on 80

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.

By The Verge on 76

In 2011, Amazon surprised us with the Kindle Fire, an Android-based 7-inch tablet that made it easier than ever to watch video, read books, and of course buy stuff from Amazon. It came at a time when smaller tablets were not very common or popular, and...