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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Announced
Sep 25, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (339 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • The camera lacks autofocus

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Description

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet is a hardware beast featuring a 8.9'' display with 2560x1600 resolution, or 339 ppi, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8 MP main camera, along with a front-facing shooter. It comes in a 16GB/32GB/64GB version, Wi-Fi only or 4G LTE variant. The tablet also introduces Fire OS 3.0, based on Android 4.2.2.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2.2) Fire OS 3.0 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 inches (231 x 158 x 7.8 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.55 oz (384 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)

DisplayPopup

  • Physical size:
    • 8.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 339 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Features:
      • PopupDigital image stabilization
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8074
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 8.8 GB

Battery

  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Additional microphone/s:
      • Yes
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Sep 2013

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Wi-Fi

(Wi-Fi only)
Differences:
  • Weight:
    • 13.19 oz (374 g)
      the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • Wi-Fi positioning

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 32GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 25.6 GB

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 64GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 54.3 GB

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