Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Tablets – Review

On October 1, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX DisplaysAmazon has recently launched two new Kindle Fire tablets dubbed as HDX and equipped with unique feature of live video helpdesk, 24/7. Here is everything you need to know about the new tablets.

Kindle Fire HDX Displays


The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet features 1920 x 1200 pixels display resolution with 323 pixels per inch (ppi) density. The 8.9-inch version comes with screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with 339 ppi. It comes with better viewing indoors and out technology.

Kindle Fire HDX Cameras

The 7 incher Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is mounted with 2.2-megapixel front camera. It comes with custom camera app to support HDR shooting and panoramas. The 8.9-inch version sports 8-megapixel rear camera and 2.2-megapixel front camera

Kindle Fire HDX Processor

Both the tablets are powered by quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB of RAM and comes with Android 4.2 fork, Fire OS 3.0. It is three times faster than the predecessors.

Kindle Fire HDX Battery

Kindle Fire HDX Cameras

Amazon claims the 7-inch HDX battery to last for 11 hours when used and 17 hours when reading. The elder sibling is claimed to give the power duration of 12 hours and 18 hours respectively.

Kindle Fire HDX Operating System

Amazon has upgraded its operating system for the new HDX tablets. The new OS is now dubbed as Fire OS 3.0. It now also supports VPN services, remote device management and Kerberos authentication. A “Mayday” button is included beside the Home button. Clicking on it will open up a video call chat support with Amazon’s helpdesk executive. The helpdesk is 24/7 and its a great idea to get live assistance even though it is easy to use.

Also, the Fire OS 3.0 is faster to apps than the predecessors. It features new Quick Switch feature that helps in easy side swiping from one app to other without navigating to home.

Kindle Fire HDX Connectivity

Amazon claims the new tablets support fast and power Wi-Fi connectivity and it also supports the latest 4G network technology.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Price Tag

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

  • 16GB – $299
  • 32GB – $269
  • 64GB – $309

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Price Tag

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • 16GB – $379
  • 32GB – $429
  • 64GB – $479

The above price tag was on the Amazon site at the time of writing this post. It may have changed by now. Please check the site from this link.

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