High spec 8.9 inches tablet "Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" review with two fingers lightly

Tablet can be roughly divided into two types, compact size that is convenient to carry and one that can have a large size display and enjoy various contents dynamically. However, Amazon's selling "Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"Has an amazing tablet that has a 8.9 inch high resolution display (resolution 2560 x 1600) and is light enough to lift two thumbs and index fingers as well.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet - an amazing lightweight body with high specs

◆ Photo review
The outer box of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 looks like this.


Inside the box is a USB 2.0 cable · 9W Kindle PowerFast charger · warranty · start guide · Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is included.

This is Kindle Fire HDX GHz quad coreSnapdragon 800With CPUAdreno 330 GPU, And a high-spec tablet with 2GB memory.


8-megapixel rear camera with wide lens with f value of 2.2.

Volume control button on the left side of the back.

A power button is located on the right end.

There are speakers on the left and right on the back upper part,Dolby Digital PlusIt becomes a corresponding stereo speaker.



right side

There is an earphone jack here.

Left side

MicroUSB port for charging on the left side. If you use the included Kindle PowerFast charger you can charge it in about 5 hours, and when you use other than the dedicated charger it will take a little longer to charge.

The body is rather thin when you bring it with your hand. The body size is 231 mm long × 158 mm wide × 7.8 mm thin.

When weighing it, the body weight is 369 grams.IPad Air which achieved a substantial weight savingEven it was 468 grams, it means that it is about 100 grams lighter than iPad Air.

If Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 was light, reading with one hand was also light.

If you hold it with both hands, the thinness of the terminal also makes you feel even lighter.

Looking at GIGAZINE with Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, the screen is so big that the letters are very easy to read, and contents such as photos and movies will be more enjoyable than smartphones.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is equipped with Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" in OS. You can check what you can do with this OS from the following articles.

Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" review on the new Kindle Fire HD 7 Review - GIGAZINE

◆ Kindle special case ORIGAMI I tried to cover
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Since we purchased ORIGAMI cover which is a special case together, try installing it.

At first glance it seems to be the same cover, but the left is synthetic leather cover ORIGAMI, right is ORIGAMI cover made of genuine leather, one with synthetic leather which is relatively smooth on the case surface. The material is different but the structure is exactly the same.

The synthetic leather weighs 314 grams.

Genuine leather cover weighs 313 grams. The weight of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is 369 grams, and attention is necessary because it becomes heavy at once when installing the ORIGAMI cover.

This is ORIGAMI cover of leather.


The cover is made quite solidly.

There is no worry of hurting the display because the brushed material with short hair is used on the back of the lid part.

Just place it on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 cover when wearing it is OK. Because the magnet is contained in the cover, it will fix the main body and it.

When I close the lid like this.

Paccari. The display of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 will be turned on automatically when opening the lid.


Volume control button.

Power button

Since the left and right side parts are not covered, it is so that the main body can be charged and the earphone can be used with the cover attached.

There are no holes for the camera on the back of the cover, so when you use the camera from the state with the cover attached you need a little action.

That action is to slide upward while attaching Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 to the ORIGAMI cover.

The camera will start up. Since the magnet in the cover holds the main body, there is no possibility that the cover will be removed even in this state.

You can check how the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 camera is started with the ORIGAMI cover attached in the following movie.

Launch Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 camera with ORIGAMI cover attached - YouTube

Hold the lid part of the ORIGAMI cover ......

Fold in like folding the middle in front.

Then I was able to use the lid part as a stand.

The folded part is fixed with magnets, and it supports the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 firmly even if it is placed vertically.

You can see the situation using the ORIGAMI cover which is the original case dedicated to Kindle from the following movie.

Using ORIGAMI cover like this - YouTube

Using this stand makes it possible to operate without having the terminal in hand, so it seems to be useful for long-time use.

◆ Stylus pen
I purchased this with a bonusIncipio's stylus pen.

The pen tip is made of soft conductive rubber.

When you have it in hand it is about this size.

It weighs just 10 grams.

Start the camera of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ......


Then tap the pen icon displayed in the upper right corner of the picture you took.

Then ...

You can write and process characters on the photo like this. You can also tap with a finger to process it, but with a stylus pen you can easily tell where you are tapping, so you can fix the part you want to modify the picture with a pinpoint.

In addition, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 16GB model is sold at Amazon with 39,800 yen, ORIGAMI synthetic leather cover for Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is 5480 yen, ORIGAMI real leather cover is 7480 yen, Incipio's stylus pen is 1580 yen, and it is on sale on the Amazon .

Amazon.co.jp: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ORIGAMI synthetic leather cover / case with stand (for Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 only): Kindle store

Amazon.co.jp: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ORIGAMI Genuine Leather Cover / Case with Stand (for Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 only): Kindle Store

Amazon.co.jp: Incipio 【Touch Pen】 Inscribe Stylus Inscribe Stylus Black STY-100: Kindle Store

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