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Best Android Tablet 2016: 6 best Android tablets right now

Andy Vandervell

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

3 / 6

Reviewed by Michael Sawh

21 November 2014

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014)

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8.9-inch tablet with a bright, sharp screen

Key features:
  • Brilliant speakers
  • Excellent 8.9-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 resolution screen
  • Attractive, lightweight design
If you’re in the market for an Android tablet built for entertainment, you won’t find anything better than Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) right now. It boasts the same excellent design qualities as its predecessor, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, and at 374g, the Wi-Fi only model is significantly lighter than even the iPad Air 2 (437g).

The 8.9-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution display, with a sharpness level of 339ppi, is brilliant, delivering excellent colour accuracy and a higher level of brightness than the previous HDX model. It’s also great for reading, but can struggle with glare outdoors. The speakers are the best you’ll find on any tablet. With support for Dolby Atmos, they deliver a better, more immersive sense of directional sound than anything else on the market right now. The 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 430 GPU make it excellent for both everyday use and gaming. Fire OS is still divisive, however.

Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk from £379.99


At time of review the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) was available for £399

Our Score:

8

flashrandom

February 21, 2016, 11:17 pm

Totally unreliable and useless review, good bye trusted(?)reviews.com

mr215

February 22, 2016, 11:36 pm

disagree! have 8 in. Tab 4. too small. better choice for all around is 10 or 12 in. will replace many PCs now in use. add a keyboard and mouse when needed for utility. also SD port and USB an asset. does not have to be paper thin but reasonable weight. a good screen and stable touch an asset. reasonable price a must for success. wishful thinking?

Alex Walsh

February 24, 2016, 3:25 pm

The Nvidia Shield tablet you link to, the K1 version, can be yours new for under £150 now, and as an owner, I think it the best "small" tablet you can buy bar none (especially now they've released the botched Marshmallow update). A new version, based around the X1 SOC has been benchmarked and will presumably be out soon.

I realise aggregating existing reviews into a "best of" feature is a quick way of generating new content but when the original review you link to is, in this instance, dated October 2014, you do need to have a look at whether it's still up to date.

TheSith LordViridis

February 29, 2016, 10:51 am

Go home trusted reviews, you're drunk. No tab a, no tablet z4? Just lol

Ditrih Di

February 29, 2016, 3:07 pm

where teclast, onda, chuwi etc?

abglek

March 23, 2016, 8:36 am

later brand like acer, lenovo, dell etc2 are like low class product, but comparing to wtf chinese brand, they are like new level of premium

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