Kindle Fire HDX Review: 10 PROS and CONS in Comparison to the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7 Revealed by Tablet XRay

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Review

An unbiased Kindle Fire HDX review should address both PROS and CONS of the hardware, the operating system and the content ecosystem

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The latest Kindle Fire HDX tablet is a much improved version of its 2012 predecessor. Many hardware and software aspects including the display, processor (CPU), RAM, graphics (GPU), tablet weight, battery life, built-in storage capacity and the operating system have been significantly upgraded. In addition, 4G LTE and GPS were introduced to the 7” version and an 8 mega pixel rear camera was introduced to the 8.9” version. All these improvements makes it a formidable device in the highly competitive tablet-computer niche.

Detailed Kindle Fire HDX Review Explains Pros and Cons of the tablet:

10 PROS and CONS of the Kindle Fire HDX compared to the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini by is unique in that it addresses not only hardware specs, but also software/operating system and content eco-system related features. It describes each of these specs in detail making it an essential read for anyone interested in buying a Kindle Fire, Apple iPad or Google Nexus tablet.

10 Specs that are NOT critically different between the 3 tablets explained:

The review looks at over 20 specs in total and categorizes them into 10 non-critical specs and 10 critical specs. The 10 non-critical specs are very similar among the Kindle Fire, iPad, and Nexus tablets. For example, the pixel densities of the three displays are near-identical: both the Fire HDX and Nexus 7 have a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch (ppi) whereas the iPad Mini has a pixel density of 326 ppi. This is why screen resolution of these new generation tablets doesn't help a buyer choose one tablet over another, and why it has been categorized as non-critical. The 10 Specs that are NOT critically different between the Mini iPad, Kindle Fire HDX and Nexus 7 discusses all such features in detail.

Pros and Cons, the 10 CRITICAL Specs explained:

The 5 strengths of the Kindle Fire together with the 5 weaknesses however are critical in making the purchasing decision. One of the major strengths of the Kindle Fire HDX, especially over the iPad mini is the price. The 16 GB Wi-Fi version is $170 cheaper while the 64 GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE version is $320 cheaper than the iPad Mini with the same configurations. In addition, according to several studies, content is generally cheaper on the Amazon Digital Store compared to Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. Savings from music, movies, TV shows, ebooks and apps can be significant in the long run. As the review points out, the more content one consumes, the greater the savings will be with the HDX tablet. The $170 or more savings on the device, together with the cheaper content, makes it a strong contender against the Apple iPad mini (and iPad Air). goes in to detail on the hardware, operating-system and the app store-related ‘flaws’ that make up the 5 shortcomings. It is particularly important for one to be aware of these potential limitations before purchasing an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet.

In addition to reviewing the 7” Kindle Fire tablet, they have also published a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” review that also compares it to the 9.7” iPad Air and Google Nexus 10. It is also an essential read for anyone considering purchasing an Android or iOS tablet this holiday shopping season.

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