Amazon encountered a marvelous and extraordinary achievement by the launch of Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The 8.9-inch model is highly efficient when it comes to the overall package but lacks in some features when compared with Pad and Nexus 7. Still the question is whether all these features make it an exception?
This model looks exactly same as the 7 inch one if the bezel is removed. It is a murky and indefinite device without a lot of visual flair, but the black matte has a soft touch feel similar to the Nexus 7, more pleasing to the senses over the cold metallic touch of iPad. This model is more slimmer and thinner compared to the smaller Fire HD,weighs 1.25 pounds slightly more and is more graceful than the iPad but considerably larger than the iPad mini. Pretty perfect medium between the two most common tablet sizes, it provides a more comfortable grip, though it’s a little too heavy for one-handed use just by facet of its length; no matter which side you hold it on, it tends to tip towards the other end.
But this stalwart and fashionable device has some flaws when it comes to performance and many other features. The power button being hidden on the right side, next to the volume buttons and headphone jack, it makes it tougher to find the them. What will make you more confusing and bewildered is the black plastic strip on the back also wraps slightly around the edges, looking like another button.
The 1920 x 1200 panel has a pixel density of 254ppi, which is lower than both the iPad and Nexus 10, but it’s nearly difficult to differentiate when it comes to sharpness. Text on this device is crystal clear, lucid and neat even at very minute sizes, and I almost never saw an individual pixels or jagged edges on icons. The screens are intensely reflective and Amazon heralds about the anti-glare lamination of the display.
The Fire HD 8.9’s Dolby-driven audio and dual speakers blast sound out the back of the device, is audible in a room with loads of other surrounding disturbances. When turned on, and you’ll be excited and driven into the mood with the sound coming from the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
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