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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is slightly larger and slightly faster than the 7-inch version, but other than optional LTE it doesn't bring much more to the table.

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Pros
  • Bright and beautiful 1080p display
  • Great build quality
  • Huge selection of content
  • Inexpensive base data plan
Cons
  • Occasional OS stutters
  • No access to Google Play
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

100
Geo3
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
sbyrnes
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
gdgtgnat
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
90
Average user Score
 
100
Geo3
03.07.14
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
90
sbyrnes
12.01.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
gdgtgnat
03.11.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget

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