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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

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Camera:

As we’ve mentioned already, this Kindle is only packing a front-facing camera, which is only accessible by video-chatting apps. Interestingly, there’s a camera icon in the top right corner of the “Photos” category that allows us to snap self-portraits of ourselves. Needless to say, the quality is lacking any serious substance, since its results are extremely grainy. Interestingly though, the camera app mimics the function of an LED flash to lighten up shots, as the display briefly turns white to give some much needed exposure to our faces.

Camera interface - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review
Camera interface - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Camera interface



Multimedia:

Exposed to the many plain and boring layouts of the various core apps on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, we’re not too shocked to find the same thing with its music player. Obviously, the functionality is all there, but its appearance is remarkably plain Jane. Besides that, the audio quality produced by its stereo speakers is good, but not great. All in all, it’s clear and distortion free, but lacks any serious substance to make it heart pounding.

With its vibrant looking HD display in tow, it’s fit for the occasion when it comes to playing high-def videos – naturally so. Additionally, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can take advantage of streaming content from its library. Well, either that or purchase various movies and television shows from its store.

Music player - Multimedia capabilities of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review
Multimedia capabilities of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review
Video player - Multimedia capabilities of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review
Multimedia capabilities of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Music player

 

Video player

 

Multimedia capabilities of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9



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posted on 10 Dec 2012, 09:19 4

1. Slammer (Posts: 1083; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I guess I can live with an 8 for rating. However, I give it a 9.5 and a 10. 9.5 just for the sheer value of the product. The extra .5 goes for the benefits. My wife loves this thing. And if she's happy, I'm happy. Because if she ain't happy, I get nothin'.

John B.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 09:23 1

2. Commentator (Posts: 2437; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Awwwwwwwwww!

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 23:21

4. aayupanday (Posts: 518; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson would say - "It doesn't matter if you're happy!!!"

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 19:01 1

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1243; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i really wish that john v will make all the review and video review!!! its fun and with real review and comparison!!!

thew reviewers that i like--john V or phonearenena and lisa of mobiletechreview!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 12:46

5. JJ111985 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


I picked up a Kindle Fire HD recently and I'm really loving it. The versatility and user friendliness that it offers is great. Here the ones I have on Amazon amzn.to/UBAU84. If you're looking for a tablet you should check it out.

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Display8.9 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels (254 ppi) IPS LCD
Hardware
TI OMAP4470, Dual core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches
(240 x 164 x 8.8 mm)
20 oz  (567 g)

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