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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) Olympus Stylus SH-2 Nikon D7200
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Overview - Full review
Olympus Stylus SH-2
Overview
Nikon D7200
Overview
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Overall Scene
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)
Olympus Stylus SH-2
Nikon D7200
Score
4/5
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Handling
3/5 4/5
Speed
5/5 5/5
Image Quality
3/5 5/5
Video
3/5 3/5
User Score
4/5 (1)
Specifications
Specifications
Operating system (OS) NC
OS version tested Fire OS 4.5.3
Chipset (SoC) Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Processor (CPU) Qualcomm Krait 450 2.5 GHz
No. of CPU cores 4
GPU Adreno 420
RAM 2 GB
Screen 8.9 inches IPS Capacitive
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels
Internal storage / SDHC slot / External storage 16 GB / no / no
Battery life 11 hrs
Battery capacity
Dimensions/Weight 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm / 375 g
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / 3G / 4G (LTE) yes / yes / optional / yes
Ports Micro USB
NFC no
Specifications
Sensor BSI CMOS 16 Mpx, 1/2.3" , 56.22 Mpx/cm
Lens 24x 25-600 mm f/3 -6.9
Stabilisation Optical
Viewfinder NC
Screen 7.6 cm, not TN, 460000 dots, 3:2, Monopoint
Sensitivity (ISO range) 125 - 6400 ISO
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60 fps , Stereo
Internal memory
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB HDMI Wi-Fi
Power source LI‑92B Lithium-Ion Battery
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 63.2 x 108.8 x 42.4 mm / 271 g
Specifications
Sensor CMOS 24.2 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5) , 6.5 Mpx/cm
Lens NCx NC
Stabilisation Depends on lens
Viewfinder Reflex
Screen 8 cm, not TN, 1229000 dots, 3:2, Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range) 100 - 25600 ISO
Video mode 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps , Stereo
Internal memory
External memory SDHC SDXC
Connections USB Remote control HDMI Microphone Flash hot-shoe Wi-Fi
Power source Li-ion EN-EL15
Waterproof no
Shock resistant no
Dimensions/Weight 106.5 x 135.5 x 76 mm / 765 g
Conclusion
The 2014 version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a top-rate product. The display quality is irrefutable, as is the tablet's sheer power. All the same, Amazon will really come into its own when it manages to revamp Fire OS, which, at present, is too Appstore-centric.
Pros

+

Fantastic display

+

Slim and lightweight

+

Fluid navigation

+

Battery life

Cons

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Fire OS is too closed as a system, and heavily focused on the Amazon Appstore

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No microSD port (but several capacity sizes to choose from)

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A few apps missing from the Appstore compared with Play Store