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Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Previous Generation - 3rd)

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  • Exclusive 7" HDX display with exceptional pixel density (323 ppi/1920x 1200), plus powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Front facing HD camera for taking pictures or Skype video calls.
  • Ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, robust email and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • Live on-device tech support is just a tap away with the new "Mayday" button
All-New Fire HD 8
Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HDX
Replaces previous Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
Replaces previous Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
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Price Starting at $154 Starting at $244 Starting at $394 Starting at $284 $244
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
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
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) 10.7 oz (303 grams) 13.2 oz (374 grams) 20 oz (567 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone

On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone
Email, web, and phone
Technical Details
Display7" HDX touchscreen display, with 1920x1200 resolution at 323 ppi, 100% sRGB color accuracy, video playback up to 1080p, max brightness over 400 nits, Dynamic Image Contrast, reduced glare, and advanced polarizing filter
Size7.3" x 5.0" x 0.35" (186 mm x 128 mm x 9.0 mm)
Weight10.7 ounces (303 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 11 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Up to 17 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 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter (not 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
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to charge your device
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus
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
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, front-facing 720p HD camera, built-in dual microphone, built-in Bluetooth 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 (available for English only). Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in dictionary.
System RequirementsKindle Fire HDX 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. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxKindle Fire 7" HDX tablet, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide (power adapter sold separately)

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Configuration: With Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyDigital Storage Capacity: 16 Verified Purchase
Update on Dec 23 2013 - Please scroll to the very end of this review for 2 month use update. [...]

For those who are looking at getting the best tablet out there at the moment, this is the one you should be looking at.

My profile: Heavy tablet users for personal and business purposes. I work on my tablet around 4-5 hours a day (Email / Documents / Spreadsheet / PDF ) and use it 1-2 hours for personal use such as watching movies or reading books/magazine. Tablet is my go-to device for all internet related search I do.

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) iPad Air 16gb Wifi

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 next year. For comparison sake, I will use last year's Kindle and iPad mini as they are the closest size to this HDX 7"

Speed (9/10):

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.

Screen (9/10):
This is the biggest improvement over last year's model. The screen is in true HD 1080p (1920x1080). This means any HD content I throw at it will view in its intended resolution. The screen is crystal clear (much better than iPad mini) and the viewing angle is incredible.
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This is the middle model of the three models that Amazon is shipping this year: the Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX (this tablet), and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9". This is the successor for last year's Kindle Fire HD but with an updated operating system and new features, a redesigned shell (with the power and volume control buttons more readily accessible), an absolutely amazing display, superb sound, an included power adapter, and the new Mayday feature.

Update: Some users are reporting a bluish glow around the edges of the screen for the HDX. If you search on YouTube for HDX Blue Haze, you can find a video showing the issue. Amazon has updated their "Learn More" link with the following info:

"To achieve the perfect color accuracy on Kindle Fire HDX 7" at the lowest possible battery consumption and device weight, we used blue, not white, LEDs. Blue LEDs allow for a much more accurate and rich representation of color and result in an up to 20% improvement in power efficiency."

"As a result of using these blue LEDs, you may notice a very narrow, faint blue tint around the edge of the device when looking at items with a white background, such as books or web pages. All displays have some level of light emission around the edges, and the light on the Kindle Fire HDX 7" is blue due to the technology used to render perfect color accuracy."

If this is something that you think would bother you, I'd recommend taking a look at the YouTube video or taking a look at the HDX at a local Best Buy or office superstore. I've also uploaded a user image here of my HDX with a book loaded so that you can see the blue glow (http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B00DOPNO4M/).
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Extremely wonderful tablet, it definitely gets the job done adaptes very well with everyday usage, good speed, nice display, and one I would definitely recommend to everyone!
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Configuration: With Special OffersConnectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyDigital Storage Capacity: 16 Verified Purchase
To sum up what I will tell you about in the details below, for $229 you are getting a good deal on a tablet computer - especially if you compare it to the $199 for last year's first-generation Fire HD and the $500 or more you can spend on a Wi-Fi version of the iPad. Overall, if you consider the price and the functionality I think this is a great tool / toy if you watch a lot of video or play a lot of games on your device: the video quality is outstanding and you can really tell a difference between this and the new HD Fire. If you are a first-time tablet buyer, where price vs. value is a key consideration, or if you are looking for an affordable tablet for the kids, I'd recommend the "regular" Kindle Fire HD that is only $139. If you're comparing last year's HD model to this version and it is operating fine, I'd say save your money and continue to get your money's worth out of that one.

My review below compares a lot of the features of this version of the Fire HDX to the original Fire HD as well as this year's model of the Fire HD, but also some of the features for a first-time user.

Consistent with my experience with setup of this year's model of the Kindle Fire HD, setup took a long time: despite being a brand new product, the Fire HDX attempted to download and install several operating software updates. Software updates on a Kindle are usually in the background, and it was annoying watching the crashes and manual reboots. Consistent with the Fire HD, it crashed during setup, playing a song, watching a TV show, and reading a book. It took a little over an hour to get this thing up and running without consistent crashes but after the final software update it has worked as expected without further issues.
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