If you were a little bit hesitant to try out the Kindle Fire HDX 7, then it’s a good thing you waited for this bigger and better installment in the series.
Even I was a bit hesitant at first, because it was a decision on whether I was ready to dive straight into a world run by Amazon, or if I would rather stay within the comforts of the system that I have gotten used to.
Trying it out though, I realized that I could get used to Amazon’s unique system after all.
Wi-Fi Speeds of up to 600Mbps
Yes, you read that right. That’s up to 600Mbps of connecting power.
Using its 802.11ac Wi-Fi, it does not only allow you to download HD movies in no time, it also allows you to do just that while you’re streaming your music, transferring huge data, and connecting to your other peripherals.
And as long as the connection is stable enough, you won’t even experience any lag.
Dolby Atmos Multidimensional Sound
A first for any tablet, the HDX 8.9 creates multidimensional sound that makes you feel like the sound is coming from all around you.
Try playing a movie and you’ll understand what this means.
You can feel a plane taking off as if you were on the runway yourself, and you can hear each raindrop as if they were falling right on your own rooftop.
Features and Specifications
The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 boasts of the following features:
- Extremely lightweight design at 13.2 ounces
- 9″ HDX display with resolutions of 2560 x 1600
- Access to over 33 million TV shows, movies, books, songs, Android games and apps
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
- 720p front-facing HD camera
- 5 GHz quad-core processor
- Free 24/7 live video support through Mayday
- 2 GB of RAM and 16GB storage
- Free unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content and photos
- Multidimensional audio with no distortion
- Fast connectivity through its 802.11ac Wi-Fi
- Email and calendar support
Customer Reviews and Scores
The Fire HDX 8.9 received a total of 4,485 reviews, with an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
From this score alone, you can probably imagine just how happy users have been so far with everything that the HDX 8.9 can do. A whopping 67% have given it a perfect 5, with 16% giving it a 4.
Everybody has given their own versions of their oohs and aahs and have pretty much agreed with what Amazon claims: that their new baby is fast, efficient, and ultimately an amazing product.
A few users did experience their screens freezing at various times however, but a quick software update did fix that problem for them.
These very same users still gave the HDX 8.9 3’s or 4’s, so this should prove that despite the problem, it still is one of the best tablets out there for a great price.
Does this product even need an explicit recommendation?
The Amazon ratings alone should be more than enough to tell you that stepping out of your comfort zone and trying out an Amazon tablet is more than worth it this time, especially if you’re looking for true value for the price.