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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet

8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi, Optional 4G LTE Wireless, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
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What's new
HDX display, faster processor, ultra-light design... See 7 more

Startlingly light large-screen tablet, with stunning HDX display, ultra-fast performance, and front and rear cameras
  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with incredible pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD
  • Breakthrough ultra-light design—weighing just 13.2oz, it's 34% lighter than the previous generation
  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor—3x more powerful than previous generation—with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video
  • Introducing the "Mayday" button—revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year
  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more
  • Stay productive on the go with ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, plus e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • Over 100,000 apps and games available in the Amazon Appstore, including a new paid app for free every day
  • In addition to Free Two-Day Shipping, Prime members can stream tens of thousands of Prime Instant Video titles at no additional cost, over half of which can be downloaded to the latest generation of Kindle Fire tablets. Learn more

Learn more about Kindle Fire HDX

"Most impressive of all is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which has leapfrogged into the best performing tablet display that we have ever tested..." — DisplayMate


"...raise[s] the bar for pure power and screen resolution." — Mashable


"It's called Mayday, and it's the most remarkable customer service tool I've ever seen." — The Verge


"The Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members." — CNET

Breakthrough HDX Display

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" has the highest resolution (2560x1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of any Kindle Fire tablet, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over 4 million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

Perfect Color

Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX displays feature perfect color (100% sRGB), displaying images and videos as the photographer or videographer intended.

Better Viewing Indoors and Out

The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimizes the color of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see in any lighting conditions, including outdoors.

Astonishingly Light

At 13.2 ounces (13.5 ounces for 4G version), the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is 34% lighter than the previous generation. To achieve this revolutionary light weight, Amazon integrated the capacitive touch layer directly into the glass display, and created a unique magnesium unibody from a single piece of machined magnesium and a blend of glass and nylon—the same material used in high-performance race cars. The result is a light, durable, portable tablet.

Smaller Bezel, Cleaner Lines

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is engineered for increased usability, and features an all-new design with a smaller bezel, cleaner lines, and optimized button and charger port placements. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is designed to disappear in your hands, so you can get lost in your viewing experience.

Powerful Quad-Core Processor

Kindle Fire HDX tablets are the first tablets to be powered by the 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, making them the first to clock in at over 2 GHz. It provides 3x more processing power than the previous-generation Kindle Fire HD and, combined with 2GB of RAM, provides faster app launch times, quicker website load times, smoother multi-tasking, and better overall performance.

Console-Quality Graphics

The new Adreno 330 graphics processor on Kindle Fire HDX delivers high frame rates and console quality graphics—4x the performance of the previous generation Kindle Fire HD.

Custom Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HDX uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology that adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound, and delivers easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HDX is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing (with or without headphones), such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype.

Uncompromised Battery Life

With advanced power management technology, Kindle Fire HDX delivers an uncompromised 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. When you're just reading, Kindle Fire HDX automatically powers down unused system components, extending battery life to 18 hours.

Rear-Facing Camera

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" features an 8MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The rear camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization to remove hand jitters, a wide-aperture lens, and support for panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. Our updated camera app also includes photo editing features and a new camera mode with filmstrip.

Camera-Ready Case

The Origami cover for the 8.9" Fire HDX features a custom slide feature that quickly exposes the rear-facing camera and automatically launches the camera application so you don't miss a great photo opportunity. Learn more

Front-Facing Camera

Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX tablets have a front-facing 720p HD camera, perfect for Skype HD video calls and taking photos to share via Facebook or e-mail.

Edit & Share Photos

Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier—simply tap on individual images to e-mail them to anyone you like. Editing on your Kindle Fire is simple—just select a photo to begin editing.

Live Support with Mayday

NEW—Simply tap the "Mayday" button to be connected for free to an Amazon expert who can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best. Mayday is available 24x7, 365 days a year, and it's free. Throughout the process, you will be able to see your Amazon Tech advisor live on your screen, but they won't see you. 15 seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal.

Watch it in Action

Kindle Fire HDX is easy to use right out of the box. But when you need extra assistance, the "Mayday" button is there. See how it works in these short commercials.

Fast, Powerful Wi-Fi

When it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads, and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HDX solves this issue by using state-of-the-art dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi. With this, you'll enjoy fewer dropped connections and faster media streaming, plus you'll be able to go further from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets.

The Latest 4G Technology

Kindle Fire HDX features the latest 4G LTE technology for ultra-fast mobile broadband, letting you connect to the internet, stream, and download at speeds even faster than Wi-Fi. Kindle Fire HDX supports multiple bands ensuring that you always have the best and fastest possible connection on AT&T's or Verizon's expansive 4G LTE wireless network.

You can sign up for a data plan right from your device:
AT&T data plan options and coverage map
Verizon data plan options and coverage map

All-New Fire OS "Mojito"

New Kindle Fire tablets are powered by the latest version of Fire OS—Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito", which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and low-level platform enhancements to integrate Amazon's digital content and improve performance for Kindle Fire tablets. See key features

Easier Content Management

New 1-Tap Archive frees up space on your Kindle Fire by identifying items that have not been used recently and provides a 1-tap option to quickly move them to your cloud for later retrieval. Optimized Download ensures the performance of the app you are using isn't impacted by background download activity.

Faster Access to Apps and Info

Fire OS 3.0 includes an enhanced, content-first home screen that allows users to easily switch between viewing their recent content and apps in Carousel View or favorites in Grid View. The new Quick Switch feature uses a side swipe gesture to easily move between multiple apps or individual content items without navigating home. On tablets with Special Offers, new Kindle-exclusive, limited-time deals are available—they are similar to Lightning Deals that run on Amazon.com, but with even greater savings. Learn more

Accessibility Features

Blind and visually impaired customers can leverage new and improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Learn more

Kindle Fire HD
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Price Starting at $139 Starting at $229 Starting at $379 Starting at $299
Screen Size 7" 7" 8.9" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (254 ppi)
Processor Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Battery Life 10 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use
17 hours when reading
12 hours mixed use
18 hours when reading
10 hours mixed use
Audio Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
4G None 4G Model Available 4G Model Available 4G Model Available
Camera None Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing HD camera
Storage 8 or 16GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16 or 32GB on Wi-Fi device
32GB or 64GB on 4G device
Dimensions 7.5" X 5.0" X 0.42"
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
7.3" X 5.0" X 0.35"
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
9.1" X 6.2" X 0.31"
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
9.4" X 6.4" X 0.35"
(240 X 164 X 8.8mm)
Weight 12.2 oz (345 grams) Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11.0 oz (311 grams)
Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (374 grams)
4G: 13.5 oz (384 grams)
20 oz (567 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone

On-device "Mayday" button +
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Ultra-Fast Silk Web Browser

Amazon Silk is a cloud-optimized web browser, exclusive to Kindle Fire. The latest version is faster and packed with new features. Reading View removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter for a clean, easy-to-read version of the site. A new left panel menu makes the browser easier to navigate. And Silk's redesigned content pages—Most Visited, Bookmarks, Trending Now, and others—make it easier to find and access web content.

All Your Personal E-Mail

The new e-mail app on Kindle Fire makes sending mail, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for the world's most popular e-mail providers—Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL, and many more.

Facebook & Twitter

Kindle Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.

YouTube

Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos—easily discover, bookmark, and view video content.

Enjoy and Share

Relive your most memorable moments in stunning HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn't be easier—just tap on individual images to e-mail or to post to Facebook or Twitter.

Import and Edit

Kindle Fire makes it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, or add photos and personal videos up to 20 minutes to Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac, or phone. Editing on your Kindle Fire is just as easy, simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.

Be Entertained

Free Month of Amazon Prime

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy—unlimited streaming of hit movies and TV episodes, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.

Borrow Great Books for Free

Read for free. With Prime, Kindle owners can borrow any title from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no waiting and no due dates. Choose from hundreds of thousands of titles, including all 7 Harry Potter books, and over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers.

Prime Instant Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited, commercial-free streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as Star Trek Into Darkness, Marvel's The Avengers, Under the Dome, Downton Abbey, Justified, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and many more at no additional cost.

Prime Instant Video Downloads

NEW—Prime members can now download over half of our collection of Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows to Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Instant Video is the only U.S. online video subscription streaming service that offers offline viewing, and it's included at no additional cost.

Watch on the Big Screen

NEW—Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Kindle Fire to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Samsung TVs. Learn more

Mirror Your Screen

NEW—Turn your television into your tablet monitor. With Kindle Fire HDX tablets and select Miracast-enabled accessories and TVs, you can wirelessly mirror your tablet screen, including movies, TV shows, and photos.

The Best HD Games

Kindle Fire is built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Angry Birds Star Wars II, Madden 14, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and Where's My Mickey? XL.

Better Gaming with GameCircle

Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.

Your Favorite Apps

Kindle Fire gives you instant access to the most popular free and best-selling apps to help you stay productive or be entertained, including titles like Netflix, HBO GO, Facebook, Hulu Plus, Pinterest, The Weather Channel, Evernote, and Mint.

Play More, Pay Less

Use Amazon Coins to purchase apps, games, and in-app items. Save up to 10% on apps and games by purchasing Amazon Coins. New Kindle Fire owners in the U.S. get 500 Amazon Coins—a $5 value. Learn more

The Best Movies & TV

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network including Warner, Fox, Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal, Paramount, and more. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

X-Ray for Movies & TV

IMPROVED—Kindle Fire uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon's exclusive X-Ray service to movies and TV shows. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.

Kindle Unlimited

NEW—With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books, and genres on any device for just $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Lowest Book Prices

Shop the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers, and magazines. Over a million titles are priced at $4.99 or less. Over 1,700,000 titles are $9.99 or less.

Share with Friends on Goodreads

Find your next favorite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 20 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on Kindle. Show me

Kindle MatchBook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free. Learn more

Read-to-Me

With Text-to-Speech, Kindle Fire can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.

Textbooks for Less

College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 50% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks.

Vibrant HD Magazines

Our new and improved interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, all Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Exclusive Kindle Titles

Hundreds of thousands of Kindle exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Clive Barker.

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, the Kindle Fire can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.

X-Ray for Books and Textbooks

Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books and textbooks you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from Shelfari, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

Listen to Your Favorite Books

Audiobooks are great for your commute, while cooking, working out—all those times you can listen but can't read. Audible, an Amazon company, offers tens of thousands of titles, including best sellers, romances, thrillers and much more. Every book is read by a professional narrator, including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby), Kate Winslet (Matilda), and Claire Danes (The Handmaid's Tale).

Choose to Listen or Read

With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Kindle picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing; it's automatic. Learn more

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Kindle Fire tablets can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Thousands of Kindle books and companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Huge Music Selection

With over 20 million songs from thousands of artists, Amazon's digital music store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on the Kindle is saved to the cloud for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Song Lyrics

NEW—Now you can see lyrics that display line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos, and fun facts than ever before. Show me

Your Music in the Cloud

Music you buy from Amazon is instantly available on all your devices—buy on your Kindle Fire and listen right away with the Amazon Music app on your phone or your computer. Or, add your entire music collection to Amazon Music and start listening as soon as your Kindle Fire arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Kindle Fire to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.

Hands-Free Viewing

Whether you are browsing the web at home, enjoying a movie on the plane, or working while on the go, our ingenious Origami stand folds into landscape or portrait orientation so you can enjoy your content hands-free. The magnetized Origami panels keep your Kindle Fire securely upright for steady viewing.

We've Got You Covered

Thin, form-fitting, and durable, this case is perfect for taking Kindle Fire wherever you go. When you are finished enjoying your content, simply close the case to put your Kindle Fire to sleep and you are good to go. The integrated magnetic closure will ensure your case stays shut while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Stay Productive

Your Work E-Mail and Docs

Kindle Fire tablets provide a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync, so you can check and reply to work e-mail on-the-go. View Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Print from Your Tablet

NEW—Kindle Fire tablets support printing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, and e-mails to your home or office's wireless printer.

Kindle at the Office

NEW—Bring your Kindle Fire to the office and get the most out of your tablet. You can connect to your corporate Wi-Fi network and get on your company's intranet, download files, submit expenses, and more. Take advantage of the Kindle Fire's rich selection of productivity and business apps.

Stay Connected

NEW—With Kindle Fire HDX, you can now stay connected whether you're at the office or away using remote VPN. Access your company's network on-the-go and keep your corporate data secure with encryption. Learn more

Kindle Fire in the Classroom

Schools can centrally manage their Kindle devices and send eBooks, apps, and documents to groups of students with Whispercast for Kindle, a free online tool. Learn more

Student Engagement with Reading

Kindle excites students about reading. Students can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary, adjust font sizes to meet their needs, and no longer need to be discouraged by the size of a book, motivating even reluctant and struggling readers. Learn more

Save More, Carry Less

Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 50% when you buy Kindle eTextbooks. Just because you carry a heavy college course load doesn't mean you need to carry a heavy textbook load too. You can also study smarter with features like X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook. Learn more

Share with Your Family

Perfect for Parents...

Kindle FreeTime is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Kindle FreeTime is free on every new Kindle Fire.

...And Perfect for Kids

When kids use Kindle FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design, they only see the titles that they have access to see, the home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles, and they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics—for example "Cinderella," "Dinosaurs," or "Puppies."

Set Screen Limits

Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Kindle FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows—all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

Enjoy Anywhere

Content on Hundreds of Devices

At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs, and more.

Whispersync

Start streaming a movie on your Kindle Fire, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened, or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.

Free Cloud Storage

With every Kindle Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never lose the content you love.

Store Your Music

Import your entire music library to Amazon Music and play it wirelessly on your Kindle Fire—just tap "Music" on your homescreen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback. All your Amazon MP3 purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free.

Store Photos and More

Don't worry about losing your photos or not having access to your important files on the go. Amazon Cloud Drive makes storing your photos, videos, documents, and other digital files in the Cloud quick and easy. Get started with 5 GB of free storage, enough space to store up to 2,000 photos.

Cloud Collections

NEW—Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle devices and reading apps.

Technical Details
Display8.9" HDX touchscreen display, with 2560x1600 resolution at 339 ppi, 100% sRGB color accuracy, video playback up to 1080p, max brightness over 400 nits, Dynamic Image Contrast, reduced glare and advanced polarizing filter
Size9.1" x 6.2" x 0.31" (231 mm x 158 mm x 7.8 mm)
WeightWi-Fi – 13.2 ounces (374 grams). 4G LTE + Wi-Fi – 13.5 ounces (384 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAM2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Storage16GB (10.9GB available to user) or 32GB (25.1GB available to user) or 64 GB (53.7GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeUp to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Up to 18 hours of battery life when only reading. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary
Charge TimeFully charges in under 5 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory (included in the box), or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
Wi-Fi ConnectivityDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO+HT40) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
4G ConnectivitySupport for ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless networks with HSPA+, HSDPA, and with AT&T wireless, EDGE/GPRS fallback
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to charge your device with the included PowerFast charger
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio engine
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
SensorsAmbient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS (4G)
Camera SpecsFront-facing 720p HD Camera. 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization, and a wide-aperture 5P f/2.2 lens
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi. 4G model also uses assisted-GPS
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in dual microphone, built-in Bluetooth to support a variety of different wireless accessories such as keyboards or controllers, with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, headsets, and speakers
Accessibility FeaturesScreen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Kindle Fire features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsKindle Fire HDX 8.9" is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Warranty and Service1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Fire HDX 8.9" tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 9W Kindle PowerFast charger, and Quick Start Guide

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7,244 of 7,502 people found the following review helpful
Configuration:Without Special Offers| Connectivity Technology:Wi-Fi Only| Digital Storage Capacity:64|Verified Purchase
This review is for the the no-ad 64 GB wifi-only HDX 8.9. To Amazon's credit it arrived about 2 weeks earlier than originally claimed.

I have a Galaxy S3 Android smartphone so the HDX is for media / web surfing. Since I had already been using Amazon Prime and Cloud Music it was a no brainer for me to use the HDX to fill the role of media / web surfing on a tablet.

Be informed about the download limitations to this device. Amazon has been adding clarification to this which should help would-be purchasers make a more informed opinion. This wasn't as obvious as it should have been when I ordered mine so they're listening which is good.

Be aware that their most popular Prime content *may* not be available to download to your HDX. Caddyshack can be downloaded but not The Hunger Games. You can download certain videos but you won't know which ones until you buy an HDX and try it out. There is no banner (like the Prime banner on the movie icon) to show that it's content you can download to the HDX. You have to open the content to check. *** Edited 12/21: You can now see a list of Prime movies and shows that can be downloaded to the device. That's an improvement and more clearly shows the available downloadable Prime content. Nice job Amazon. ***

I was also under the assumption that you could download as many videos as you'd like with the limiting factor being the memory capacity of the HDX. Also NOT the case. So again, I bought the larger capacity HDX under this assumption. That was dumb on my part as it turns out because you're not limited by storage capacity. You're limited the NUMBER of downloads you can have on your device.
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If you like the Kindle Fire HD then you will love the Kindle Fire HDX. The new device runs three times faster, is lighter in weight, and the battery lasts slightly longer. The sound quality on this device is excellent and the display quality is absolutely stunning. Below are some of the features to expect from the Fire HDX.

✔ BUILD QUALITY
---There is NO blue haze on the 8.9" HDX.
---The build quality is excellent.
---Auto contrast is good (not buggy).
---Operating system is very intuitive except after downloading free prime videos to watch offline. If you remove the videos from your Carousel then, from the video menu, you must go to the left side bar, and click *downloads* to see your videos.

✔ PRIME DOWNLOAD ISSUES (free video download limitations)
Prime members can download selected Prime Instant Videos to watch when not connected to the internet. There are major restrictions imposed on prime videos as listed below.
---Not all Prime titles are available for download.
---Most popular prime titles are NOT available for download.
---There is a max of 25 titles that can be downloaded free at any one time.
---Prime titles have a viewing period.
---Viewing period is either 48 hours after you start watching the video, or 15-30 days (which ever comes first).
---After the viewing period expires you need to reconnect to the internet.
---Titles can be downloaded to only two separate devices at a time.
---If you exceed the device quota then you must delete one of the titles before adding to another device.
---There is no way to know which titles can be downloaded unless you have the HDX (amazon does not place a banner on the titles other than to say PRIME).
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Simply put, this is the Amazon’s iPad Air Killer. The 7” HDX is the iPad mini killer. Both HDXs inherent very similar hardware. This means the 8.9” version is an enlarged version of the 7” version. For my 7” version review, please search for my HDX 7” review.
My profile: I’m a heavy tablet user for personal and business purposes. I work on my tablet around 4-5 hours a day (Email / Documents / Spreadsheet / PDF) & use the tablet 1-2 hours for personal use such as watching movies or reading books/magazine. The HDX tablet is my go-to device for all internet related search I do. It is also my main electronic device, more important than my smartphones and laptops

I have the following and/or used the following before:

1) iPad 1
2) iPad 2
3) iPad 4
4) iPad Mini
5) Kindle Fire
6) Kindle Fire HD
7) Kindle Fire HD 8.9
8) Asus Transformer with Keyboard
9) Nexus 7 First Gen
10) Kindle HDX 7” – which I also have a review you can check out
As you can see, I been through many devices and hope this review with my experience helps users decide if this is the right device for them. This will be an ongoing review for this device throughout this year. For comparison sake, I will use last year's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and also the Fire HDX 7” as benchmarks

Speed (9/10):

The same chipset is used on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 as it is in the Kindle Fire 7” As I mentioned in the 7” review, this is leaps and bounds faster than last year Kindle HD. Last year Kindle struggles to go through any HD video content I put in. This year's HDX able to play seamlessly all the HD 1080p contents I added. It is incredible how much the 2.2Ghz quad processor improved vs last year's model Dual 1.2Ghz.
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