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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 800 2.2GHz 16GB 8.9" 4G Tablet

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800 2.2GHz Fire OS 16GB Apr 2014
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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Can Be Held Comfortably With One Hand - Enjoy Films, Games And Books For Hours On End. Astonishingly LightAt 374 grams (384 grams for 4G version), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is 34%... More
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Eight Industry Awards

This Amazon tablet computer has received eight awards from experts in tablets.

The editors of Trusted Reviews, Avforums.com, Tabletzona.es, Itc.ua and Alphr.com all decided that concluded that they would endorse this Amazon tablet and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This tablet computer received a "Best Buy" from Insidehardware.it who wrote that this 800 processor tablet would make a great purchase.

This tablet computer received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com and Mashable.com gave it a "Mashable Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fifty-nine expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this 800 processor tablet has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100. That puts this Amazon tablet computer in the top 1% of all the tablets of this age and spec.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was good value for money. Cnet.com.au said in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX on expert review site CNET.com.au “The new tablet is affordable, powerful, comfortable” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members”. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews three years ago “While the original Kindle Fire HD was pretty good value”.

Some people who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Wired.com wrote “The best deal is an 16GB version with lock-screen ads.” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “It looked a little cheap and the hardware couldn't cope with Amazon's own interface”. Three years ago expert website Reviewed.com said “The world of seven-inch tablets is rife with low-cost options—though some are definitely high-quality, others are simply cheap”.

Two Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewers concluded that the product was cheap. Expert website Notebookcheck.net mentioned in their Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review “Changed the tablet landscape with the launch of its inexpensive 7-inch Kindle Fire series”. Expert review site Gizmag.com said “Amazon has managed to merge budget pricing”.

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Robust

Five Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewers who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX considered that it was well made. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk gave the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Expert Reviews “Fast, well-built and great value.” in their review. Expert website Recombu.com said “Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a solid all-round tablet in terms of specs” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review. Three years ago Mobilechoiceuk.com wrote in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX “The Kindle Fire HDX takes an already solid tablet (the Kindle Fire HD)”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Expert website Engadget.com said “It was tough to see the tablet as anything more than a content-delivery device designed to keep users locked into the Kindle ecosystem” in their review of this tablet.

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Nice Design

Five Amazon Kindle Fire HDX owners wrote that it was a good design. Expert website Techradar.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “The design is solid”. Also two years ago expert website Itpro.co.uk mentioned “Performance is excellent and we love the overall design”. Expert website Mashable.com wrote “It's the exact same design, size and weight as the last product, with almost all the changes found under the hood”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX was good looking. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has a gorgeous screen and superb battery life” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review. Three years ago expert review site Androidpolice.com said in their review of this tablet “It's light, thin, has a gorgeous high-resolution display, multiple-day battery life, powerful speakers”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Real-time video tech support, Amazon delivers a beautifully designed tablet that climbs to the top of the 7-inch heap” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was neat. Techradar.com/au/ said “If not, or if you just want it all in summed up nice and neat, allow us to give you the long” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX was smooth. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “It combines a gorgeous display with stunning sound and silky smooth performance” and scored the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 4 stars.

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Good Size

Seven people who bought it considered that it was thin. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “The online retail giant has revamped it to make it slimmer, lighter” in their review of this tablet and scored this tablet 80 out of 100. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “The top of the range 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX boasts a stunningly thin and light design” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Goodgearguide.com.au also mentioned “Amazon's 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX boasts a stunningly thin and light design”.

Three people thought it was compact. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “It's a wonderfully neat, compact and sturdy build made up of a soft-touch, matte back”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “There's less competition among compact tablets.” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Theregister.co.uk mentioned “Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet (review coming soon) hit the shelves – so the competition is much stronger”.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewer who bought it wrote that it was heavy. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote “Storage ecosystem, which makes the company's tablets the best picks for those heavily vested in Amazon's services like Prime” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HDX owner said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Itpro.co.uk mentioned two years ago “The Kindle Fire HDX is a powerful tablet, lightweight tablet” .

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Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this tablet three years ago “Ease of use doesn't come at the cost of performance”. Mobilesyrup.com said two years ago “The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 may be an expensive tablet to use exclusively as an e-reader.” in their review.

One person who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX thought it was comfortable and easy to hold.

One Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com wrote in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX “Through a carefully crafted—albeit, imperfect—software experience”.

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Good Technical Features

A few Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewers who purchased this tablet agreed that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com said in their Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review on Trusted Reviews “The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is a great, easy to use 7-inch tablet with some exciting and unique features you won't find on other Android tablets” and scored this tablet 80 out of 100. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX on expert website CNET.com.au “It boasts enough new and refined features to more than earn its $229 (starting) as”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review “Amazon makes the best content-oriented tablet better with a stunning display, new features that enhance movies” .

Good Battery Life

Several Amazon Kindle Fire HDX owners who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Whathifi.com wrote “Movies and a strong battery life.” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago expert review site 3g.co.uk said “This is a highly portable full sized tablet, being light with a good battery life and a slender form”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Great screen, excellent battery life, quick-as-blazes processor”.

Good Sound Quality

Several Amazon Kindle Fire HDX owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Two years ago expert website Theregister.co.uk wrote “The speakers are very good too”.

Good Product Quality

A few Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Ever since then, quality tablets at reasonable prices from major manufacturers like Samsung, Lenovo” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. Expert website Thegamescouts.com mentioned last year “It's no longer necessary to give up an entire paycheck for an overpriced iPad just to have good performance and screen quality” and gave it a very good rating.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewer who bought the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX concluded that it was quiet. Expert website Engadget.com said “The new tablet trio was quietly shown off to a small gathe” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

One Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reviewer who purchased the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Amazon Tablets Have Good Reviews

800 processor tablets built by Amazon have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all tablet computers (not just 800 processor tablets) and found that Amazon also has good reviews across its entire range.

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4G Compatible

The Kindle Fire HDX is 4G compatible, as are most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HDX.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4G compatible tablet computers currently available including the Nokia Lumia 2520[plb_2144473_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HDX the maximum battery life range from 9h to 600h, and the average maximum battery life is 56h. At 18 hours, the Kindle Fire HDX has a quite long maximum battery life compared to most of the other 800 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HDX.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 800 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

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Short

Tablet computers of this age and type have heights of between 8mm and 250mm, and the average height is 170mm. The Kindle Fire HDX is one of the shorter 800 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HDX (only 8 millimeters) amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the Kindle Fire HDX do are 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might also want to look at the Nokia Lumia 2520[plb_2144473_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets that are a similar age to the Kindle Fire HDX the internal storage capacity range from 16GB to 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 29GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the Kindle Fire HDX.

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Very Thick

When compared to other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed the thickness of, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX's thickness of 232 millimeters is one of the thickest. Across all the similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire HDX the thicknesses range from 7.2mm to 240mm, and the average thickness is 19mm.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.2 gigahertz, the Kindle Fire HDX has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 2.3GHz.

Alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include the Nokia Lumia 2520[plb_2144473_price] which has better reviews.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

Released Over Two Years Ago

Amazon released the Kindle Fire HDX over two years ago.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other 800 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HDX.

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Four Processor Cores

The Kindle Fire HDX has four processor cores which is average compared to the other 21 tablets of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

We compared this tablet computer to all the other 4 processor core tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Nokia Lumia 2520[plb_2144473_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The Kindle Fire HDX has a pretty typical screen size (8.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
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11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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14 June 2015

In Review: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9. Test model courtesy of Amazon Germany.The fourth generation of the Fire HX 8.9 is once again a good multimedia tablet and control center for the Amazon services,...

This latest-gen Fire strikes a satisfying balance between display size and weight. Family-friendly features and tight integration with Amazon's store make it a good pick for Amazon-hopping...

2 April 2015

The 2014 version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a top-rate product. The display quality is irrefutable, as is the tablet's sheer power. All the same, Amazon will really come into its own...

Unlike other tablets that can be tough to read in bright light, the Android-powered Kindle Fire HD has a single layer of glass for the touch screen that helps to reduce glare. Similar to the... Read more…

Good screen quality with high resolution
Sturdy design
Great screen quality
Mayday service helps with technical problems
Enormous Amazon content library
Consumer testers didn't like the design and feel
Screen is small for the size of the tablet
Heavy for its size
Limited connectivity options
Poor cameravideo
6 March 2015

Avforums.com

This is Amazon's latest flagship device, coming from their fourth generation of tablets and it comes in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch screen size options. Further choices exist, in terms of in-built... Read more…

12 February 2015

We review the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, a brilliant slim-n-light rival to the iPad Air - providing you buy into Amazon's ecosystem.Amazon's Fire HDX range received a refresh at the end of 2014, with a... Read more…

7 February 2015

Amazon has made tablet buying incredibly easy. It's no longer necessary to give up an entire paycheck for an overpriced iPad just to have good performance and screen quality. Amazon's Fire HDX... Read more…

5 January 2015

As with a lot of tablets it comes naked and to fully protect the screen you need a case and both Amazon and third parties sell such items, if you spend a lot of time typing then a keyboard might... Read more…

2 January 2015

There's a lot to love about the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. In terms of performance, it's up there with the best of them, with a great screen, a good way with music and movies and a strong battery life....

31 December 2014

Thanks to its outstanding hardware, the 2014 version of the Fire HDX 8.9 is one of the very best mid-size tablets on the market. The strong ties to Amazon's webstores might turn away some...

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