Kindle Fire HD 8.9", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 32 GB (Previous Generation - 2nd)
- Stunning 1920x1200 HD display with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
- Custom Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
- Ultra-fast dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
- Over 27 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games
Top Customer Reviews
Enter the Kindle Fire HD.
I will spare you the story on my process of how I ended up choosing a Fire HD and get right to what you all want to know: my thoughts and experience thus far with the product.
I will start with this since obviously that was the first thing i noticed. In a word, incredible. Now its not "eye popping" or anything out of this world, but i can honestly say it exceeded my expectations and i was (and continue to be) impressed by this piece of hardware's capabilities. I tested out just a few minutes of TV shows, trailers, videos, and films from Prime Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Flixster, and Youtube (through the web browser since an app is currently unavailable) and everything looks as it should (and beautiful to boot)! Books come out crisp as well (both in text and picture) and the same goes for basic website visuals, apps, and games. Overall I am very impressed.
This is probably where i was most impressed. I have seen some of the reviews on here that are 3 stars or less putting down the audio or claiming they don't hear the big deal. Not to be a jerk or anything but i recommend those people check in at an ear clinic and have their hearing tested.Read more ›
As there appears to be mixed reviews of the 8.9' Fires - ones with 4G access and those without - to clarify, this review is for the 8.9" tablet with the 4G connectivity option.
To get the iPad comparison out of the way, I put this tablet side-by-side to my iPad 2 I use for work. Downloads were slightly faster and the video screen resolution and the colors were more vibrant on the Fire vs. the iPad 2.
Screen Display / Video Playback:
With the larger HD screen, if playing video is important to you this is the version of the Fire to get as the screen display is fairly impressive with sharp and crisp colors. The display on this HD Fire was one heck of a lot better in terms of sharpness than last year's model and even this year's smaller HD model.
Amazon also added a cool feature on this one with the HDMI micro connection port. I have an HDMI micro plug and was able to hook this up to the big screen to watch an episode of the science fiction series Defying Gravity. It played back great smoothly with no problems.
My standard test for trying out new gadgets is to see how fast they run side-by-side with a known piece of equipment doing the same test at the best place of Wi-Fi in my house and the worst place where it drags. In this comparison, I had this 8.9" version of the Fire sitting next to the "smaller" HD version of the Fire, my Motorola RAZR smartphone, my iPad 2 (yes, the Kindle guy uses an iPad for work), and the new 7" Fire all just using a Wi-Fi connection vs. cellular connectivity..Read more ›
I like the build of this product, it has good material design and durability. It feels nice in your hands and comfortable to hold with easy access to buttons. Since this is only 8.9" and not 10 or 11 inches, it is easier to grasp and hold in one hand with an overall good aesthetic look and feel to it.
I have to say, the more I listen to it, the more I like the sound. The speakers are definitely a step up from the norm and probably one of its best features. They produce a full, rich, and very vibrant sound you can experience music and movies the way they were meant to be experienced. It is not a home theatre experience, but as close as one can get with a small device like this.
The display is very nice. I'm not sure if it compares with the clarity of Super Amoled or Retina screens, but it comes close.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a reader it is fine. I can use it in direct sunlight. The number of Kindle books is outstanding. I can also borrow books form my local library. As a tablet it is useless. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Robert Walsh
Received this on June 7, 2016 by the first of July it would no longer charge. A week after it quit charging I ordered a new battery. Replaced battery on July 20th. Read morePublished 6 days ago by eddie marquez
Quality tablet, this one is for my 2 year old daughter who can be quite rough with it and is constantly changing programs/games, it has held up, still holds a charge, and screen... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Duluozbum
I purchased this for a Christmas gift for my sister in 2013, and just recently learned that it barely lasted a year. It seems the battery was a piece of junk. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Peggolotta
Purchased a refurbished Kindle. It only lasted 18 months before it stopped holding a charge. Since it's over a year old and cannot charge beyond 38%, Amazon says they cannot help. Read morePublished 9 days ago by C Collum