Amazon Kindle Fire HD, HDX and HDX 8.9" Review

Shannon Morse reviews the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, HDX, and HDX 8.9"on Before You Buy episode #98.

Description: The Amazon Kindle Fire HD features a 1280x800 7" screen, weighs 12.2 ounces, and is available in 8GB or 16GB storage sizes. You can get up to 10 hours of battery life on the tablet.

Pros:Cons:
  • Excellent price
  • No Mayday
  • Screen is 'okay'
  • No camera

Price: Starts at $139.00

Verdict: Try!
 



Description: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is 7" with a 1920x1200 display, weighing in at 10.7 ounces. It includes over 11 hours of active time, and is available in 16, 32, or 64GB storage increments.

Pros:Cons:
  • Sound quality
  • Screen is excellent
  • Fast, responsive
  • Only one camera
  • "Fire OS 3.0 Mojito"

Price: Starts at $229.00

Verdict: Buy!
 



Description: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is 13.2 ounces, with a 2560x1600 display, Snapdragon processor, and 2GB of RAM.

Pros:Cons:
  • Fast, responsive
  • Nice screen
  • Mayday is hilariously awesome
  • Music with bass sounds muffled
  • "Fire OS" built on top of Android Jelly Bean

Price: Starts at $379.00

Verdict: Buy!