Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 Review

The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is a superb tablet that features a beautiful display screen, access to all the entertainment applications we want and performance that doesn’t stutter. Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 doesn’t look revolutionarily totally different from the 2013 model of the same name, however it does provide various impressive enhancements, together with a sharper display screen, faster quad-core processor, Firefly and Dolby Atmos technology for immersive audio. This lets customers plug-in any headphones and experience audio that sounds like it’s not simply to the side or behind you, however sometimes overhead.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Design

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is definitely a serious competitor in terms of design. Despite rocking a spacious 8.9 inch display screen, AmazonFire HDX 8.9 tablet weighs simply 375 g in all, making it comfy to clutch with one hand, even for long commutes. Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 suitably slender too at 7.8 mm, although the Apple iPad Air 2 is even more ridiculously thin at 6.1mm.

From the front, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 seems like your normal Android tablet, complete with a shiny edge panel and plain black bezels.

However, flip to the back and things get all sci-fi, with sleek angular edges up top. The volume and power buttons are positioned on the rear next to the sides, which looks like an odd selection until you finally get used to them. Thankfully they are simple sufficient to search out with out fumbling around, & we not found ourselves knocking them by chance.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Display

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

The 8.9 inch touch display screen on the Amazon Fire HDX is easily among the best on any tablet. It includes a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, or 339 ppi, which bests the Apple iPad Air 2 264 ppi and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 288 ppi.  Just like how Apple made the Apple iPad Air 2 thinner, Amazon was able to do the same on the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 by integrating the capacitive touch layer into the glass display screen.
Amazon additionally claims that the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9’s display has 100% sRGB colour accuracy, which it did not quite reach in our tests. On using colorimeter, the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 reproduced 95.6% of the sRGB colour gamut. The Apple iPad Air 2, which sports a 2048 x 1536-pixel, 9.7-inch display, hit 99.6%. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) delivered an even increased 154%, however its hues tend to be over saturated.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Camera

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

There’s a capable 8 MP back camera with flash on the again of the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014. This isn’t going to replace a high-end point and shoot, however it may take very good-looking photographs for a tablet. If you own a smartphone that may likely take higher photos, however for somebody who may only use one device, this’s a good touch.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Software

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 runs on a modified version of Android with a very new look. The carousel interface takes some getting used to however thankfully you may also swipe from the bottom of the display up to see extra applications. There’s a bar at the top with shortcuts to books, applications, music, videos, audiobooks and extra. Although there are an excellent number of applications, I do miss access to the full Play Store on the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9. The Google Play Store affords a wider range of applications to select from.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Battery

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

There is the longer battery life. Amazon rates the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 at up to twelve hours versus eight hours for the Amazon Fire HD 7. Usually you sacrifice battery life when going to a much bigger display with more pixels to push around, however on this case, Amazon took advantage of the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9’s physical size by implementing a bigger battery inside.

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Specification

  • OS: Android OS
  • Body: 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 375 g
  • Display: 2560 x 1600 pixels , 8.9 inches
  • Memory: 16/32/64 GB internal, no expandable, 2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Camera: 8 MP, 720p secondary
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9: Verdict

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

It is a far easier tablet to suggest than the Amazon Fire HD 7. It is not with out shortcomings, however it’s a compelling alternative to different high end slates, particularly if you have already been sucked into Amazon’s robust ecosystem or are shopping for a family member

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