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Need opinions Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 or Nexus 10

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Initial post: Mar 28, 2014 3:14:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 28, 2014 3:14:47 PM PDT
Eeyore Lover says:
I'm thinking about ordering both to try out and returning one that I like the least. What do you think? I just can't make up my mind between the two.


Posted on Mar 28, 2014 3:28:51 PM PDT
Mary Ellen says:
I have the HDX 8.9; got it for Christmas. I also have a second generation Fire and had a first generation Fire (it died in a power surge). I love the HDX 8.9 but I'm already invested in the Amazon ecosystem. I use my HDX for watching videos, checking email, light web surfing, and playing games like Candy Crush. The HDX works well for me and I love the thing. It is my device of choice at this point. I've never used or even handled a Nexus 10 so I have no basis of comparison.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 3:40:50 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
They are both great tablets. It all depends on what you want to do with the tablet. If you are a video watcher keep in mind you will not be able to watch Amazon videos on the Nexus, Amazon has yet to release a video app for non Fire Androids. If videos are not a concern for you then either would be great. The Nexus has a bigger app store available to it as it uses the Google Play store where the Fire uses Amazon's app store. Ebooks are the same. Music are the same.

The Nexus is a full blooded Android system that will get updates as new Android OS comes out and it fully customizable. The Fire is a modified version that is not updated and cannot be customized.

It is a personal preference and what you plan to do with the tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2014 3:42:42 PM PDT
If you want mostly to watch movies, read books, listen to music, the 8.9 HDX is a great device. If you are more in to wanting all the newest Android apps and games, you might be a bit disappointed in the Fire because not all of the apps are uploaded to the Amazon app store by app developers.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2014 3:46:54 PM PDT
No Amazon instant video on the Nexus.

Aside from that, you can get Amazon apps for the Nexus.

I have the 8.9 HDX and am very happy with it.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 7:46:27 PM PDT
Eeyore Lover says:
I'm looking for one to download movies to for vacation while away from wifi and play a movie from to the tv while we are camping (if raining). I do have Prime.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2014 8:17:48 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
If you are wanting to download movies from Amazon then the Fire is your only option. You cannot do this on other Android tablets.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2014 9:22:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 28, 2014 9:23:32 PM PDT
Only you can decide which features / etc mean the most to you. However, Amazon will have a better warranty honoring record, and return policy for ebooks / etc you mistakenly ordered, or whatever. No one-including Google, B&N, etc-comes close to matching Amazon for such things.

Generally, if all you want to do is play the 50 million, or so, slightly different variations of Angry Birds like video games, available from Google, get the Nexus. Otherwise, get the Fire.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 9:27:07 PM PDT
Eeyore Lover says:
Ok thank you all. I actually ended up purchasing both. With the HDX 64gb on sale and the installment plan and the Nexus 32gb for $299. I'll decide with hands on testing.

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 9:41:53 PM PDT
arcana73 says:
The nexus 10 is over a year old and the specs are old.. The HDX hasn't even been out a year. So if you take into consideration that Google, Amazon (or any other ecosystem) basically updates the devices yearly, thereby making older devices slower or not able to run new features, you are better off keeping the hex. It will give you a year more than the nexus.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 7:27:35 AM PDT
Eeyore Lover says:
I have this wi-drive I assume will work on either HDX or Nexus 10?

Kingston Wi-Drive 32 GB USB 2.0 Pocket-sized Portable Storage WID/32GBZ

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2014 7:48:16 AM PDT
YepIt'sBecky says:
I have this as well and it works great with my hdx 8.9.
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