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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch (1st gen, 2012)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13349 reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch (1st gen, 2012). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and price are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. The GPS navigation and reliability get negative comments.

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reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch (1st gen, 2012) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch (1st gen, 2012)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12790 user reviews of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch (1st gen, 2012) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and price. The screen and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, portability

reliability, GPS navigation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

 

The larger version of the Kindle Fire HD is bigger and better, but still not perfect.

High-resolution screen, Decent connectivity options, Reasonably priced

Amazon skinning of vanilla Android OS, Amazon-centric OS is a bit clunky, Non-expandable memory

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (t3.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review

 

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 sports the sharpest screen yet on a Kindle

Build quality ; Audio ; Excellent ebook selection

Screen can be tiring for books ; No 3G option ; Slightly limited app selection

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review

 

There's no shortage of Android tablets to choose from, so how are you supposed to pick the right one? Of course there are spec sheets to compare, and on the outside they range from examples of high class engineering to plasticky trash, but beyond that...

Higher res than iPad Mini, Tied into Amazon eco-system, Tame, approachable version of Android

Screen is a bit dark, Cheaper version comes with ads, Only one camera

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

 

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 swells Amazon's UK tablet offering to three devices, with the 8.9 sitting at the top of the pile, at least, in terms of size. There's a lot to like about the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. As a tablet it looks good, both in terms of that...

Nice sharp display, lovely to hold, integrated with Amazon from the off, allows sideloaded content, price, speaker performance

Lacks the flexibility of regular Android tablets, performance is on the slow side

There’s a lot to like about the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. As a tablet it looks good, both in terms of that display and the simple design. The build is good quality too and the speakers offer really impressive performance, as does the dual Wi-Fi antenna.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9” review

 

Great hardware for the money, and a great range of content to buy, but Amazon's take on Android still feels comparatively inflexible

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 video comparison review

 

Both the original Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are grown up e-readers that are also great for watching films, browsing the web, emailing and playing games. You can install apps, listen to music, and - yes - read books.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review

 

Both the original Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are grown up e-readers that are also great for watching movies and films, browsing the web, sending and receiving email and playing games. You can download and install apps and music,...

Should you choose the Kindle Fire HD or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9? There are three key factors: price, screen size and weight. The 7in Kindle Fire HD costs £159 for a 16GB device, and £199 for 32GB. Move up to 8.9in and the prices are £229 and £259. For...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9" video review

 

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is the big brother of the 7in version, which is simply called the Kindle Fire HD. See our Kindle Fire HD review.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch review

 

The 8.9in Fire HD really is the big brother of the 7in version as it shares an identical design, albeit larger due to the bigger screen. This means it has all the same ports and buttons in the same places, the same soft-touch rear and stereo speakers.

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9" is a good-value tablet for those who are happy to be locked into Amazon's system. For a lot of people, that won't matter at all as it's certainly not a bad system, particularly if you want to use it mainly as an e-reader. The...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review

 

The iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 share similarities. They are both thin-and-light slates, with touchscreens - albeit the iPad mini's 7.9in display is an inch bigger than the original Kindle Fire HD and an inch smaller than the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to...

Aug, 2013

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