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Kindle Fire HDX Tablet Review

SUMMARY

The Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon’s newest tablet as of the time of this writing. It is considerably cheaper than the iPad and is comparable in quality. This Android tablet connects directly to the Amazon cloud, and comes preloaded with productivity apps.

The Kindle Fire has a 7 inch screen with the highest quality graphics you will find in a tablet. Its processing power is even faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire and boasts a 2.2 GHz Quad Core processor.

Although this website is a kids tablet review site, we also review tablet that are suitable for all ages. The Kindle Fire is considered suitable for kids as well as adults, so we have added this to our roster of the most popular kids wifi tablets.

PROS

  • High quality graphics
  • Very fast processing power
  • Dolby Audio
  • Lots of productivity Apps
  • Uses the advanced Mojito Android interface
  • Suitable for all ages

CONS

  • Small selection of kids apps
  • No rubber guard
Kindle Fire HDX Tablet


Kindle Fire HDX Tablet
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Overall Rating 5.0 Stars (5.0 / 5)
Manufacturer Amazon.com
Operating System Android

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Review By: Benjamin

Benjamin is a father and lover of all things tech. He blogs about kids tablets with his wife Adriana.

Our Kindle Fire HDX Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the Kindle Fire HDX.

High Resolution Display

This tablet has a 1920×1200 dpi display, and since the screen size is a mere (but sizeable) 7 inches, the graphics are crisp. It has awesome color accuracy, and the video is displayed in HD. With its high frame rates, video appears smooth and realistic.

The screen on this device has an anti-glare coating for this sunny days. Beyond this coating, the Kindle Fire automatically optimizes its graphics for whatever lighting you happen to be in.

Considering that the average resolution for a high end kids wifi tablet is 1024 x 600 dpi, you can see that this offers quite a bit more in terms of quality.

The Hardware

This tablet offers a surround sound experience with its Dolby Digital Plus feature. This adjusts the volume and surround sound based on whether you are wearing headphones, watching a video, or listening to music.

The battery life on this device is about 11 hours, but can go up to 17 hours is all you are doing is reading an ebook. Most kids tablets have a battery life of 8 hours or below.

Perhaps one of the greatest hardware features is fact the that it sports a 2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor. The Snapdragon 800 is thought to be one of the highest performance processors for mobile devices. This means that your tablet will not be sluggish. This is good news, considering the fact that many new kids wifi tablets seem to be slow and have issues loading games.

Not unlike many kids tablets, the Kindle Fire has a front facing camera. It is considerably higher in quality with its 720p HD quality. In other words, your Skype videos won’t be riddled with graininess, and you won’t need to use your iPhone to take selfies.

The Software

The Kindle Fire runs on the Fire OS ‘Mojito’ version of Android. This operating system adds much functionality to the awesome Android interface. It connects directly to the Amazon cloud, where you can store your data securely in case you lose your device. And if you have an app installed on your device that you haven’t used in a while but still want to save it for later use, you can simply upload it to the cloud.

As you might have guesses, this device also syncs with Amazon’s library of digital content. It is like having a Kindle, but with so much more capability!

Kindle Fire HDX VS Kindle Fire HD

The previous version of the Kindle Fire HDX is the HD. The HD, came out in September 2012. For its time, it was and still is a higher end wifi tablet.

There are a couple of main differences:

Kindle Fire HDX

  • Battery Life: 11 hours
  • Resolution: 1920 X 1200 dpi
  • Processor: 1.5 Dual Core
  • Storage: Up to 64GB
  • Cost: Starting at $149

Kindle Fire HD

  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Resolution: 1280 X 800 dpi
  • Processor: 2.2 Quad Core
  • Storage: Up to 16GB
  • Cost: Starting at $254

As you can see, the HDX costs about $100 more. However, images and video is much smoother and crisper, games load faster, and you can store more apps on the HDX.

Verdict

For $100 less than this tablet, you can purchase the Sakara XO 7 inch tablet. The Sakar XO is made specifically for kids and has only slightly less better graphics and processing power than the Kindle Fire.

Or, if you want a more adult tablet, you can purchase the Kindle Fire HD. The HD does not have the selection of kids games and learning apps that the Sakara does. And if you need parental controls, the Kindle Fire might be lacking in that area.

But overall, the Kindle Fire is superior to most kids tablets and is a good investment for a kids tablet. It is only $100 than the higher end versions of kids wifi tablets, yet it is several hundred dollars less than the iPad.

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Hardware Specs

Age Range All Ages
Connection Wifi and USB
Screen Size 7 Inches
Memory 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
Weight 0.67 Pound
Battery life 11 hours

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