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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9

Pros

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Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Too little RAM memory (2 GB RAM)

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Description

The new Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 tablet looks similar to last year’s model, but brings several internal improvements. The tablet is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor (with an Adreno 420 GPU), apparently being the world’s first slate to feature this chipset. Another novelty is the use of Dolby Atmos audio, this allowing the slate to deliver clear and crisp sound. The Fire HDX 8.9 sports the same 8.9-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels that’s found on the older model.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches (231.1 x 157.5 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.72 oz (389 g)
      the average is 13.8 oz (394 g)
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4), Amazon Fire OS UI

Displaybenchmark

  • 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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 63.10 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient 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
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • 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 805 APQ8084
  • 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, 2500 MHz, Krait 450
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 420
  • 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.

      • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 54.3 GB

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Screen mirroring:
    • SlimPort
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital Plus
  • Speakers:
    • Dual speakers
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Cellular

  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope
  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 17 Sep 2014

Shopping information

  • Warranty period:
    • 12 Months
  • Accessories:
    • USB 2.0 cable, 9W Amazon PowerFast charger, and Quick Start Guide
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 479

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.


Alternative variants

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

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) 16GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 8.8 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 379

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) 32GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 32 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 25.6 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 429

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) (Wi-Fi only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 13.23 oz (375 g)
      the average is 13.8 oz (394 g)

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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