Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Review
This time we are going to show you the pros and cons of the tablet I’ve been using recently, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″. It doesn’t look as smart as fancy ipad or other competitors, but it’s actually growing on me.
Pros of kindle Fire HDX8.9
The most adorable thing about HDX8.98.9 is its weight. 13.2 ounce weight, 0.31 inches thick for a screen of that size, you’d be astonished how lightweight it is！The Kindle Fire HDX8.9 8.9″ is 34% lighter than the previous generation. It’s definitely the lightest tablet I’ve ever used. The ultra-light design allows you to carry it to everywhere. Tablet won’t be a burden in our bag anymore.
Kindles are known for the perfect display. And this HDX8.9 display is even better than I expected. The pixel density allows me to see the smallest details in movies and pictures. And I do love the glare reducing effect. I can see the screen perfectly well in any lighting conditions, including outdoors. This feature alone beats most of tablets in the market I suppose.
Kindle Fire HDX8.9 tablets features the powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor which provides 3x more processing power than the previous-generation. So to me it’s very smooth with multi-tasking.
Kindle fire HDX8.9 features a revolutionary costumer support “Matday”, a free live on-device tech support from an Amazon expert. One simple tap with the “Mayday” button, you can have the expert co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you. The Amazon tech advisors are available 24×7, 365 days a year. You can communicate through the screen, but they won’t see you.
Great for Kids
Parents can set the limitation on the tablet. Parents can decide and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to.The tablet allows parents to limit their kids’ using time with Kindle FreeTime. Parents can set daily limit use by restrict certain categories, such as video and games time, while gives no limitation in reading.
The battery life of Kindle fire HDX8.9 is quite satisfactory compared to many of its competitors. It lasts up to 12 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. if you only use it to read, the battery life extends to 18 hours or so.
Cons of kindle Fire HDX8.9
Since Kindle doesn’t have Play Store access, you won’t have too much app to choose from. That’s certainly a weak point of fire HDX8.9 as a tablet.
A Warning for film lovers
The Kindle Fire uses Lovefilm for all videos. The tool is basically fine. But the question is it only works with an Internet connection. That is to say, you can’t buy a movie online and then watch it offline. So if you are planning to watch videos in vehicles without wifi, I’m afraid HDX8.9 would have to let you down. The only way to watch a video on the tablet without Internet connection is to upload one via USB. Doesn’t seem very smart tough.
Here’s another warning for future HDX8.9 owners. Think very carefully before you buy the “origami” case for HDX8.98.9. It looks rather nice and sturdy with a smart folding design, and it wakes the tablet up automatically when you open it. But once you hold a HDX8.9 with the case, you’ll see the problem in no time. The weight almost doubled with case on. What’s the point to get a super light tablet and tug it into a heavy case? So unless you really love the smart look of the case and don’t carry the tablet all the time, I’d recommend you to go without the case.
Which One to Choose?
A little confused with all these Kindle fire collection? The following table might shine a light on your issue.
As a Kindle fan, $379 for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Tablet is worthwhile. If you want a perfect e-reader with all the tablet functions, HXD8.9 would be a nice choice.