There is not much of a difference between the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and the previous 7-inch model. The device comes with the same operating system. The Google’s Android has been heavily modified which presents you the Amazon’s ecosystem of books, music, movies, and apps. In this article you will get to read the comparison of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with full-sized tablets.
The price of this tablet starts at $299, but you get what you pay for in many respects. The Kindle Fire
HD includes a large screen that is just suitable for magazines, books and movies. However, it is not the
device that comes with productivity features such as multitasking, web-browsing, calendar and email.
Though it looks similar to the 7-inch model, it has been stretched out doesn’t look as thick as previous
version. The rubbery backing makes this device pretty easy to hold. There are only two buttons on the
edge, which are volume and power buttons. An extra $200 is needed for you to have the Kindle Fire with
4G LTE connection from AT&T.
The stereo speakers of this device are perfect and louder than other tablets. Even the half volume of the
Kindle Fire HD is pretty loud compared to the mono speaker of iPad. The screen quality is also amazing.
As the HD name itself says, a sharper screen has been added by the Amazon. The quality of screen is
similar with that of the iPad. There is not much of a difference and it is an incredible display to have with
There are some additional features and a few bug fixes, however there are some annoying problems in
the operating system. Every time you try to open a new movie, app, book or navigate to a new section
you can notice a lag. The lag is not as noticeable as it was in the previous model, but it is still present in
the latest model.
When considering the basic tablet functions, such as multitasking, calendar, and email, the Kindle Fire
is still behind the iPad and other Android tablets. The calendar and email apps are quite bare and the
advantage of large screen can’t be experienced. As stated earlier there is no multitasking and there is
shortcuts menu for the quick access.
You won’t find the Amazon’s app selection as good as the other Android tablets and the iPad. The Kindle
Fire HD doesn’t come with the best selection of apps. It is not possible for you to have access to the
official Google Play store to search for the Android apps. Rather, your only option is the Amazon’s store
that usually takes long to introduce latest apps.
In conclusion, the Kindle fire HD 8.9 is the perfect device for playing games, reading books or watching
movies. This device is really good for these activities. You will have a great value of the device if that is
all you plan to do. You can go with the $299 model instead of the $499 4G LTE version.
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