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
I bought this so that I could easliy access my books for school. It jammed up from day one! It has been a dust collector since day one! What a waste of money!Published 5 hours ago by MJ
Unable to install some apps because it is too old. Not available for this version of the fire tablet. If you want an Amazon Fire Tablet, I do not recommend this one.Published 22 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This tablet is really good, has amazing visual and sound quality. It is a little bit heavy, but if you rest it somewhere while you watch a movie, it won't be an issue. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Reviewer
Nice big graphics, easy to use and read. Would have been 5 stars but sometimes the device freezes and you cannot shut if off or do anything and then it goes back to main screen. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rosemary Wyllie
Sadly, my Kindle Fire stopped charging, but after almost four years of active use by me and my grandchildren. Read morePublished 11 days ago by L. Richardt
Still working have had it since it first came out . Nice screen and color and sound. I have never had any problems with it.Published 11 days ago by dotbear
The app store is ok, it's not the Google Play Store. Most apps are decent, but good common apps like Youtube don't work, the browser is mediocre at the most and can play YouTube... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Matthew Klein