Fire HDX 8.9 Tablet, 8.9" HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 32 GB - Includes Special Offers
- Our most powerful tablet ever
- All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
- Incredibly light design, weighing just 13.2 ounces
- Exclusive 8.9" HDX display with over 4 million pixels (339 ppi / 2560 x 1600)
- Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
- 8 MP rear-facing camera and front-facing 720p HD camera
- Ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphics
Top Customer Reviews
*** BUILD QUALITY ***
One of the first things I noticed was the outstanding build quality. The tablet weighs less than much of its competition, and provides a nice feel due to the materials used in making the case which gives you a nice grip so you don't drop the tablet as easily. Everything feels solid... it doesn't have that cheap feel that some of the Android based tablets have. Apple still holds the title for most durable case as it's aluminum but unless you plan on throwing this thing around, you don't need the aluminum... it weighs more and it's cold!
*** SNAPDRAGON PROCESSOR AND GPU ***
This new HDX 8.9" comes with the 2.5Ghz Snapdragon processor and a nice GPU so this is going to be one of your fastest tablets on the market at the moment, if not the fastest. Intel and NVIDIA are continuously working on CPU's for the tablet and Chromebook markets, bragging about their performance and how they blow away the competition. Acer, for example, is utilizing an NVIDIA Tegra K1 ARM based CPU running at 2.1GHz quad-core. That is insanely fast for something like a Chromebook which functionality wise, is pretty much the same thing as a tablet. Unfortunately for Acer, the Snapdragon CPU on the Fire HDX is more powerful (2.5 GHz vs. 2.1 GHz) and appears to be using less power.Read more ›
The reason for the 3 star is because, as of this review, the device has the SUPREMELY ANNOYING HABIT OF LOCKING UP. It seems to happen most often when I'm running a music program while reading or browsing then attempting to shutting it off. It occurs to me anywhere from once to three times a day, but this is a device that I only use when I'm traveling around or somewhere away from my home computer, so those 1-3 times happen at the most inconvenient opportunities.
Example of a recent situation: I'm waiting for my class to start so I'm hanging out at the college library, listening to some stuff on Prime while flipping through reddit, with headphones on. It's time to go in, so I switch to the music app to shut it off and simultaneously remove the headphones to put it in my bag. Except it locks up; the screen stops moving, I lose any and all functions to use it, and the music just KEEPS ON PLAYING. I can't shut it off.Read more ›
My review below compares a lot of the features of this version of the Fire HDX to last year's Fire HDX but also some of the features for a first-time user.
Consistent with my experience with setup of previous models of the Fire, setup took a while: despite being a brand new product, the Fire attempted to download and install several operating software updates. You just need to be patient while it downloads and installs.
Screen Display / Video Playback:
This version of the Fire has the best screen display of any previous model of Fire and looking at the technical specs Amazon made some major changes in the display / resolution, and the picture appears more crisp in a side-by-side comparison to last year’s HDX version and my iPad Air (yes, the Kindle guy uses an iPad for work): I compared the viewing experience watching an episode of The Lost Ship.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this version when it first came out and it is the absolute WORST Kindle. Some of my downloads just disappear. I have the first regular fire 8.9, and I love it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by AMB
Have the fire HDX 7 for about 3 years and love it ...now I also have the fire 8.9 HDX and love it even more..amazing graphics and sound... Read morePublished 8 days ago by B. Barham
Great tablet but no longer supported by amizon, sad :( Amazon isn't going to update this tablet ever again, so basically all my apps and I have alot of em,, are starting not to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Kenny
Do not buy. Great tablet but battery dies and you loose EVERYTHING you did on the tablet. Battery not replaceable! An expensive paperweight. I had one die after 1 1/2 years. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
I've had two of these and both had hardware failures at about two years of use. It's a good device when it's working. Read morePublished 14 days ago by John Michael Strubhart
I don't like this kindle. It is a lot different than my 5th kindle. When I get a new book it is put in all my books and not shown on the main page. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Kitzey
The best tablet on the market if it is still out there. I have a problem with my Bluetooth function so I needed it replaced thanks to the insurance I bought for it on Amazon. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Barry Starke
They don't update the software enough for this devices apps to remain viable. If you want to look at the internet or read a book your good. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
Miss the old one. It was a little different from this one. But it is still the best one yet.Published 25 days ago by Gail