Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 64 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 2nd)
- Stunning 1920x1200 HD display with rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
- Exclusive Dolby audio and dual stereo speakers for crisp, booming sound without distortion
- Ultrafast and affordable 4G LTE wireless via AT&T, plus fastest Wi-Fi on a tablet - dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
- Fastest Wi-Fi on a tablet - dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming
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
Works great as an e-reader and for shopping on amazon. The silk web browser is the most worthless software ever. Slow, constantly crashing, and won't play most videos. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Wayne Fallis
Initially I was super excited, but then I realized many apps don't run on the tablet. Additionally the tablet freezes up after about 3 minutes of usePublished 3 days ago by Jacki D
Just got this kindle because my three year old broke my hdx7" the other day. I really loved that one and never had any major problems with it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by R. Dunsworth
I lost my last fire on vacation so I ordered this one. It is what I wanted. And the great thing is it connects to ATT towers. Great for reading kindle books. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Chester Sayler
For reading books this device is great. I never have an issue buying or reading. DO NOT USE IT TO PLAY GAMES, ESPECIALLY ONES THAT REQUIRE IN-APP PURCHASES!!!!!! Read morePublished 13 days ago by Tina M. Tallman
I loved my Kindle fire, at first. I am disappointed that it will not charge after only 4 years. I have the wake/sleep cover, I have the screen on a lower setting and still it will... Read morePublished 15 days ago by A. Holloway
Didn't check what generation this was and was disappointed to find it did not run some of the programs I had hoped it would. It doesn't handle some programs too well. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Ms. M. Chase
I wanted to love this. I love all my kindle books, audible audio books, streaming Prime video, and prime music. But it is SOOO slow and cumbersome. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michigan Cactus