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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 8,084 2.5GHz 16GB 8.9" Tablet

8084 2.5GHz Fire OS 16GB Oct 2014
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
Fire HDX 8.9 can be held comfortably with one hand enjoy movies, apps, games, books, and more. The capacitive touch layer is integrated directly into the glass display. The innovative magnesium... More
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11 Reasons For

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on tablet computers of this age and spec.

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Amazon Has Good Tablet Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of tablet computers to determine an average rating for each tablet computer manufacturer. On average Amazon tablets have good ratings from owners and experts.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the processor frequency of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 of 2.5 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The processor frequencys of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 8 megapixels, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a fairly high rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago have rear camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 13MP, and the average rear camera resolution (numeric) is 4.8MP.

We compared this tablet to all the other 8MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Blaupunkt 1013 is also worth considering.

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Four Processor Coress

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has more processor coress than most of the tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. This Amazon tablet is a four processor cores tablet compared to most of the similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which only have between one and three processor coress.

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Capacitive Touchscreen Type

This tablet features a Capacitive touchscreen type, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly High Pixel Density

The pixel densitys of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 range from 130ppi to 360ppi, and the average pixel density is 270ppi. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has one of the higher pixel densitys (339 pixels per inch) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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2560 X 1600 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 2560 x 1600 pixels. That's over five times the display resolution of a 1024 x 768 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. Across all comparable spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago the worst display resolution is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most commonly found video recording modes on comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 58h, and the battery life (max)s range from 3h to 4,600h. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (12 hours) amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Light

At only 375 grams, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago. The average weight of similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is 650g.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not 3G. Most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are also not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad (£455.00), or the Huawei MediaPad X1 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not 4G, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other tablets of this spec and age are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might also be worth considering include the Huawei MediaPad X1 which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 231 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. Across all the tablets that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 the depths range from 6mm to 280mm, and the average depth is 86mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Amazon tablet was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a relatively average display diagonal (8.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Brightness
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Graphics
Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Family
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Rear Camera
Flash Type
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Phone Features
Voice Call
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Life (max)
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

20 October 2015

Amazon has launched a new range of tablets for 2015 and kept its 6in model from last year. Here we compare the new 7, 8 and 10-inch Fire tablets along with the HD 6 so you can decide which to... Read more…

Great sound quality
Highresolution screen
Bright and beautiful 1080p display
Great build quality
Huge selection of content
Consumer testers did not like the design and feel
Limited connectivity options
Subpar cameravideo
One of the slowest tablets tested
Occasional OS stutters

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