Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs HD 8.9 

Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
8.8 Out of 10
Battery life has been improved incrementally with this year’s model, easily outlasting its predecessor.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)
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Released November, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
7.9 Out of 10
Web browsing speeds are as good as on devices with much faster CPUs, and games on the Amazon App Store played perfectly.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Fire HDX 8.9 vs Fire HD 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs HD 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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More processing power 4,854 vs 2,384 More than 2x better passmark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 9 hour 2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 6.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Lighter 384 g vs 567 g More than 30% lighter
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200 Around 80% higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 339 ppi vs 254 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Thinner 7.8 mm vs 8.8 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos

Reviews Word on the street

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs HD 8.9 

8.7
8.1
Calendar includes a number of sensible improvements that for the most part make the interface a more efficient and gratifying experience.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

8.0
8.0
The top bar has quick shortcuts to games, apps, music, videos, shopping, photos and more.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs
HD 8.9 
Size 8.9" 8.9"
Technology HDX IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
PPI 339 ppi 254 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

ports

USB support Micro USB 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No

form factor

Weight 384 g 567 g
Size 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 7.8 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 18 hour 9 hour

storage

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs
HD 8.9 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Rear camera 8 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
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