The all-new Fire HDX 8.9 delivers powerful performance with an ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, a 70% faster graphics engine, up to 4X faster Wi-Fi, and exceptional stereo sound with Dolby Atmos.
Ultrafast quad-core processor
Fire HDX 8.9 features the all-new, faster quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 processor—delivering quick app launches and smooth multi-tasking.
The new Adreno 420 graphics processor on Fire HDX 8.9 delivers high frame rates and console-quality graphics—70% faster graphics performance than the previous generation Fire HDX.
Exclusive HDX display
Fire HDX 8.9 has the highest resolution (2560×1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of any Fire tablet, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over 4 million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.
Front and rear HD cameras
High-resolution 8MP rear-facing camera, plus a front-facing HD camera—capture beautiful photos, shoot stunning 1080p videos, and connect with HD video calls.
4x faster Wi-Fi
Equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, speeds can reach up to 600Mbps which is up to 4X faster than the previous generation Fire HDX. With MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) and 802.11ac you can seamlessly multi-task high-bandwidth activities like streaming music while downloading an HD movie.
Amazon Silk is our cloud-optimized web browser, exclusively available on Fire Tablets and Phones. The latest version now includes print support and Private Browsing mode (coming soon). Private Browsing allows you to browse the web without Silk saving a record of what you visit. Other features include Reading View, which provides a clean, easy-to-read version of websites by removing unnecessary images and clutter.
The email app on Fire tablets makes sending mail, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for the world’s most popular email providers.
Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family.
Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular movies and TV shows. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.
Fire tablets are built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls.
With X-Ray for music, see lyrics that display line-by-line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore an immersive artist experience with photos, videos, and more.
Our interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Many Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.
Create, edit, view, and print Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your Fire tablet with WPS Office. Check and reply to work email on-the-go with a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync. Fire tablets also support printing to your home or office’s wireless printer.
Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Amazon FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet. Parents can also set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Compare Fire Tablets
|Fire HD 6||Fire HD 7||Kindle Fire HDX||Fire HDX 8.9|
|Resolution||1280 x 800 (252 ppi)||1280 x 800 (216 ppi)||1920 x 1200 (323 ppi)||2560 x 1600 (339 ppi)|
|Processor||Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz||Quad-core 2.2 GHz||Quad-core 2.5 GHz|
|Battery Life||8 hours mixed use||8 hours mixed use||11 hours mixed use||12 hours mixed use|
|Audio||Dolby Audio, Mono speaker, Built-in micro-phone||Dolby Audio, Dual stereo speakers, Built-in micro-phone||Dolby Audio, Dual stereo speakers, Built-in micro-phone||Dolby Atmos, Dual stereo speakers, Built-in micro-phone|
|Wi-Fi||Single band Wi-Fi||Dual band, Dual antenna (MIMO) Wi-Fi||Dual band, Dual antenna (MIMO
|4G||None||Wi-Fi + 4G LTE Unlocked GSM (incl. AT&T)
Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (Verizon)
|Camera||Front-facing VGA camera + 2 MP rear-facing||Front-facing HD camera||Front-facing HD camera + 8 MP rear-facing camera|
|Storage||8 or 16GB||16, 32, or 64GB|
|Dimensions||6.7″ x 4.1″ x 0.4″
(169 X 103 X 10.7 mm)
|7.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.42″
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
|7.3″ x 5.0″ x 0.35″
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
|9.1″ x 6.2″ x 0.31″
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
|Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11 oz (311 grams)
|Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (375 grams)
4G: 13.7 oz (390 grams)
|Customer Support||Email, web, and phone||On-device “Mayday” button + email, web, and phone|
Incredibly light large-screen tablet – with a stunning HDX display, faster 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, plus Firefly and Mayday
Exclusive 8.9″ HDX display – With 30% more pixels than the iPad Air 2 Retina display, Amazon’s exclusive HDX display (2560×1600) features exceptional pixel density (over 4 million pixels, 339 ppi) for vivid, lifelike images
Incredibly light design – Weighing just 13.2 ounces, Fire HDX 8.9 is lighter than iPad Air 11
Ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor – 70% faster graphics performance with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 420 GPU for quicker gaming and smoother video
Rich, multi-dimensional audio with crisp, clear sound and no distortion. Plus, the first tablet with Dolby Atmos for a new headphone experience
Firefly and Mayday – Quickly identify and take action on over 100 million items with Firefly. Get free, live video support with an Amazon expert, 24×7, 365 days a year with Mayday
8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for video calls and more
No more worrying about storage space – Get free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire devices
Best selection of digital content – Enjoy over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games – including Facebook, Netflix, Minecraft and more
Stay connected and productive – Fast web browsing, email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook. Plus, edit and view Office documents
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