8.9-inch tablet with a bright, sharp screenKey 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 £329.99 | Amazon.com from $399.99
At time of review the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) was available for £399.