Kindle Fire HDX http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/all en-MY Kindle Fire HDX 7 http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon&#039;s Kindle Fire HDX 7in combines a luscious screen with quad-core power and a price that&#039;ll keep your wallet happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/amazon-kindle-fire-lockscreen-2.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Android can be a scary place.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s why Amazon&rsquo;s Kindle Fire range of tablets has been such a huge success - it offers a safe and cosy walled garden designed to protect tablet newcomers from the big, bad, confusing world of Android, and it really works.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Superb spec and screen for the price </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great Amazon stores for movies, music, books </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Mayday is unreal, priceless for tablet beginners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We want all of Google Play, please </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lovefilm is stream-only </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Android is more customisable, iOS prettier </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build: awesome angles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HDX certainly doesn&#39;t look or feel like the safer option. It&#39;s a wonderfully neat, compact and sturdy build made up of a soft-touch, matte back and strip of glossy plastic running along the top, housing the two speaker grilles. <p>Wider and squatter than the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Nexus 7</a>, it&#39;s a more angular, masculine design than last year&#39;s curvy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/amazon-kindle-fire-hd/review" target="_blank">Kindle Fire HD</a>, and this time it looks like it means business, with a front facing camera up top in landscape and just a microUSB port and headphone jack at symmetrical heights up each edge.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/gallery?viewid=103962" target="_blank">CHECK OUT OUR FULL KINDLE FIRE HDX GALLERY HERE</a></strong></p> <p>Small, round buttons for power and volume sit around the back on either side, just inside from each edge in landscape. This is how you&#39;ll tend to use the Fire HDX as it can&#39;t really be held in one hand in portrait as the Nexus 7 can, especially if Amazon&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazon-Standing-Polyurethane-Origami-All-New/dp/B00DR0BIGU/ref=kin_ddp_popABCoverThor_popT" target="_blank">excellent magnetic case</a>&nbsp;is attached. It&#39;s an unusual placement but it&#39;s where our fingers rest so the buttons work well.</p> <p>The Nexus is a touch lighter than the 303g HDX (313g with 3G or 4G) and it&#39;s easier to grab one handed but both tabs fare very well in pockets-about-town. And the HDX does have a bit more personality to its design.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-design-back.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-build-button.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-with-case.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-case-button.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: Eye-popping with a hint of blue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon might not offer the same amount of eye-widening app treats as the full Google Play store but everything looks just as exciting on the Fire HDX&#39;s screen as it does on the stock Android champ, the Google Nexus 7, the PPI of which it matches with 323 pixels per inch. <p>It&#39;s no surprise that Amazon prioritises picture quality, because that&#39;s what Kindle tablets are all about: watching stuff. From HD Lovefilm streams of <em>Looper</em> to hi-res images loaded onto the HDX, everything looks clear and clean from every angle. Skintones look natural and vivid colours dazzle in the best possible way.</p> <p>The Full HD screen on the HDX is gorgeous, then, with one small niggle: white webpages can nudge towards the creamier end of the spectrum and when using apps or browsing pages with a white background, you occasionally encounter a blue tint, especially in the corners. It&#39;s minimal, barely noticeable when watching movies, but once you spot it you won&#39;t be able to stop your eyes travelling back to it. If films are your bag, clap your hands over your ears and pretend you never heard us say anything about the HDX&#39;s slightly blue LED tendency.</p> <p>Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio sound nice and punchy, too, and the placement at the top of the HDX&#39;s back mean you&#39;re unlikely to accidentally cover one up. Even the virtual 5.1 surround sound does a decent job - we actually paused a Netflix stream to check if some background jazz was coming from the tab or another room.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-lockscreen-1.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-movies-storage.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance: Blazes, naturally </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>People buy Kindle Fire tablets because they don&#39;t want to get lost in the Google Play woods, not for the latest specs. But with the HDX, Amazon&#39;s gone for high-end processing power in the form of a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Nexus 7</a>, by comparison, is &#39;only &#39; running on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro. <p>What does that mean? They&#39;ve chucked everything at the HDX and Fire 3.0 runs beautifully as a result. It&#39;s amazing that a tablet as reliably fast and capable as this new Kindle Fire is going for just &pound;200 &ndash; Amazon&#39;s really stepped up the performance and it makes the difference in the little bits of navigation around the OS. Some of the stores, such as Games, can stutter when scrolling through choices, but apps download quickly thanks to dual-band Wi-F, while streaming is spot-on.</p> <p>So it&#39;s a bit of a beast, but it&#39;s worth mentioning that you might not be able to download the exact Android games (or versions) that you&rsquo;re after, since Amazon controls what goes on its App Store with a fervour that makes even Apple look pretty chilled out. If gaming on your slate is a high priority you&rsquo;re probably still better off with a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a>.</p> <p>There&#39;s still no rear camera on the 7in Kindle Fire tab (unlike the 8.9incher, which has an 8MP cam), but we wouldn&rsquo;t consider that a deal-breaker for most tableteers. Skype&#39;s present and correct on the Kindle store and there&#39;s a decent HD front-facer with a camera app for selfies. It&#39;s not as good as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini</a> in poorly lit living rooms but it does the job.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-review-multi-tasking.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Operating System - Fire 3.0 Mojito (based on Android 4.2.2) <p>Processor - 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800</p> <p>RAM - 2GB</p> <p>Screen - 7in LCD with 1920x1200 resolution (323ppi)</p> <p>Camera - front-facing HD camera (unspecified MP)</p> <p>Storage - 16/32/64GB (not expandable)</p> <p>Connectivity - Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,&nbsp;optional 3G/4G</p> <p>Battery - undisclosed&nbsp;</p> <p>Dimensions - 186 x 128 x 9mm</p> <p>Weight - 303g (Wi-Fi only), 313g (3G/4G)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS and apps: Flaming Mojito </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve already touched on this, but just to be clear: Amazon tablets do run on Android, just not as we know it. The latest Fire OS 3.0 &lsquo;Mojito&rsquo;, on the HDX, is based on Jelly Bean, but as usual it&rsquo;s more than just a skin of widgets, settings menus and useless pre-installed apps.&nbsp; <p>There&rsquo;s no access to the regular Google Play stores. Instead, your options are Shop, Games, Apps, Books, Music, Videos, Newsstand, Audiobooks, etc. With the extra pixels, Amazon&rsquo;s now able to display most of the menu options on one screen, which is great if you want to bypass the Amazon stores to head to the Silk browser, gorgeous scrolling photo gallery and Docs.&nbsp;</p> <p>But you won&rsquo;t want to as Amazon does a superb job of presenting what&rsquo;s on the device, what you already own in the cloud and what&rsquo;s available to buy from the stores. The only piece of the puzzle that&rsquo;s missing is movie downloads - it&rsquo;s frustrating with a Wi-Fi only tablets that all those Lovefilm movies can only be streamed. You can load your own HD movies, via microUSB from your computer, but we&rsquo;d like the option to quickly download a flick before a flight, for instance.&nbsp;</p> <p>The same amazingly useful carousel of recently used apps returns but is now joined by a grid of installed apps, available if you swipe upwards from the main homescreen. It&rsquo;s a neat touch that makes accessing any app - not just the one you used yesterday - very quick. In portrait, Amazon uses mini app icons under the huge ones to suggest similar apps - calendar under email and newer versions of <em>Angry Birds</em> under the game you&rsquo;ve already got, for example. Sure, its intention is to get you downloading and spending more, but it can be a time-saver too.&nbsp;</p> <p>Swipe down from the top of the screen and there&rsquo;s a quick access menu to auto-rotate, a brightness slider, Wi-Fi settings, a &lsquo;Quiet Time&rsquo; notifications killer and the new Mayday button. Compared to what&rsquo;s classed as customer service elsewhere, this is pretty special. Twelve seconds after we pressed the quick access button and hit &lsquo;Connect&rsquo; a lovely Scottish gentleman was giving us advice on using the HDX &ndash; Amazon staff pop up as a video call window and can see and manipulate what&rsquo;s on your screen - they can&rsquo;t see you, thank heavens. Resist the urge to ask them to deliver you pizza - they&rsquo;re real human beings, kids.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s 24/7 and must be costing Amazon a fortune but we&rsquo;ve been testing the HDX since it went on sale and response time has been excellent.</p> <p><strong>Check out our Kindle Fire HDX&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/gallery?viewid=103963" target="_blank">picture gallery</a></strong></p> <p>Universal search includes libraries, stores and the web. Elsewhere, the Silk browser - which didn&rsquo;t exactly live up to its name in the past - now absolutely flies, with fast, responsive browsing. Amazon&rsquo;s Cloud Drive for storing photos from iPhones, Android phones, Facebook and the like is easy to use, too, and although it doesn&rsquo;t offer anything particularly new, we can see plenty of HDX users jumping on board with this. For managing files in the cloud, we still prefer Google&rsquo;s comprehensive Drive and opening, editing and sharing documents on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> is an absolute dream with Google&rsquo;s apps front and centre.&nbsp;</p> <p>What lets the HDX down is its limited access to the Google Play store and its increasing number of quality tablet apps, essentials and fantastic games. Protecting your users from the dross is one thing, (and you can sideload apps the naughty way if you&rsquo;re particularly committed) but it would be nice if Amazon would let through more of the quality content, and in a timelier fashion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-apps-close.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-apps-screen.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-email.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-photos-2.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keep those tykes at bay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kindle FreeTime is a feature that&#39;s present in both models of the Kindle Fire HDX, and it extends parental controls beyond the usual pins and passwords.</p> <p>Parents can select all of the content they want their children to see, and the small blighters can&#39;t change anything in the FreeTime settings without a password. Pro tip: don&#39;t use their birthday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only that, but you can even limit your children&#39;s screen time by content type. Keep their noses in those virtual books and keep <em>Angry Birds</em> to a minimum. That&#39;s good parenting right there.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery Life: A Fire that won’t go out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a battery life of nine-and-a-half to ten hours of constant games, Lovefilm, emails and browsing, that&#39;s just below Amazon&#39;s eleven hour boast but still incredible for a tablet with such a high resolution and such an affordable price. <p>Standby stamina is pretty handy, too &ndash; after a couple of days of light use the HDX was still hanging on at around 30%. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Nexus</a> does have a slightly brighter screen, but with both set to halfway we found the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> needed charging slightly more often over the course of a week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-battery-life.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Storage: All hail the 64GB model </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Price and storage are going to be huge factors in any HDX vs <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> decision. And at 16GB, we&#39;d choose the Nexus &ndash; the HDX costs more (without the ads) and uses up more space on Fire 3.0 than the Nexus does on stock Jelly Bean.&nbsp; <p>But if you&#39;re serious about an HD movie collection stored locally on a Wi-Fi tablet, <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00CYR6UTM/ref=fs_so" target="_blank">the HDX comes in a 64GB version</a> that the Nexus just doesn&#39;t offer yet. If you&#39;re going for a 3G/4G model, chances are you&#39;re a streaming baby and won&#39;t worry about loading up the HDX with your music and movie library, in which case you may as well keep it small.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-search.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is a real <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Nexus 7</a> alternative. As long as standing at the cutting edge of new apps isn&rsquo;t a big priority the HDX &nbsp;has you well and truly covered, from browsing to cloud storage to buying books, music and magazines. Bringing a new, pepped up Fire OS, zinging along on a Snapdragon 800 and with a crisp, dazzling screen, this 7in Kindle Fire is even up there with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-mini/review" target="_blank">iPad Mini</a> for the best hardware we&rsquo;ve seen on a small tablet. <p>It&rsquo;s the friendliest, most iOS-like version of Android we&rsquo;ve seen, too. But for us, despite the cool points from the HDX&rsquo;s build, the sensible 64GB option and the genius Mayday button, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Google&rsquo;s Nexus 7</a> remains our top small slate. Amazon offers a huge variety of download treats, but without the smartphone hardware, app ecosystem and spit and polish of iOS or the openness and customisability of the Nexus, it&rsquo;s still got a little bit of work to do. That&#39;s why it earns a spot in our list of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/tablets/top-ten">best tablets money can buy</a>, below Google&#39;s finest.&nbsp;</p> <p>But in a world that already includes the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7 </a>and iPad Mini it takes something special to standout, and the Kindle Fire HDX certainly does that. That&#39;s thanks in no small part to the genius Mayday button, which is probably what every other Android tablet manufacturer is hitting right about now.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX review" alt="Kindle Fire HDX review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-review-silk.JPG?1415894243" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stunning tablet at a tasty price, if you&rsquo;re happy to trade app quantity for quality of experience this is a dream device</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;A real Nexus 7 alternative&quot; – but does the HDX light up our lives? </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/amazon/kindle-fire-hdx/review#comments Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:40:25 +0000 Nigel Yap 1429261 at http://www.stuff.tv Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013): The weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/my/kindle-fire-hdx/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7-vs-google-nexus-7-2013-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Before the real fight, here&#039;s how the heavyweight 7-inchers measure up on paper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013)" alt="Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-kindle.jpg?1386349209" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Nexus 7 </a>is so far ahead of its Android-touting counterparts in the tiny tab arena, they're mere specks in its rearview.&nbsp;</p> <p>With its combination of outstanding screen resolution, portability and power, its £200 (RM1,030) pricetag is simply astonishing.</p> <p>But wait. There's a new tab in town that packs just as many pixels, more power and some impressive interface capabilities the Nexus can't match. Can Amazon's £200 (RM1,030) Kindle Fire HDX dethrone the Nexus? Time for a spec-off.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Choose your rectangle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Picking a favourite in the design department is a little tricky when you’re comparing two plastic slabs, but there are a few distinct differences here.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Nexus 7 is the slimmer, more elongated device, measuring a svelte 200 x 114 x 8.7 mm, while the Kindle HDX 7 is a slightly burlier 186 x 128 x 9.0mm.</p> <p dir="ltr">This discrepancy is mainly due to the proportions of the bezels on offer. &nbsp;Google’s pad has a thinner frame on either side of the screen, whilst keeping the top and bottom bezel much the same, which means it can be easily grasped in one hand for portrait reading. The new Kindle Fire is a more traditional tablet shape: fatter around the edges. The Kindle’s camera is positioned for use in landscape mode, while the Nexus 7 works better in portrait.</p> <p dir="ltr">Both are built from matte plastic, though the Kindle wins out aesthetically with its angular, tapered edges on the rear that are faintly reminiscent of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/microsoft-surface-windows-rt/review" target="_blank">Microsoft Surface</a>. No bad thing.</p> <p><strong>Winner (on paper): </strong>Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon Kindle Fire HDX rear" alt="Amazon Kindle Fire HDX rear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HDX-rear.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 7 (2013) rear" alt="Google Nexus 7 (2013) rear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NEX-rear.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Same screen, different body </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Both the Nexus and the Fire HDX 7 have dramatically improved screens compared to their predecessors. They’re equipped with 7-inch, 1920x1200 IPS-LCD designs boasting an ultra-crisp 323ppi. &nbsp;On paper there’s little to separate the two screens, although the HDX boasts '100% sRGB technology' that it claims results in improved colour accuracy, while Google claims nothing beyond eye-slicingly sharp resolution. We’ll need to see the two side by side to tell you which is better in real life.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner (on paper): </strong>Neither, yet - we’ll need to call this after a proper review</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NEX-front.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="848" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/HDX-family.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which Dragon packs the fire? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Despite both using Qualcomm processors coupled with 2GB of RAM, this is one of the key differences that sets up the HDX 7 as a more powerful and potentially more future-proofed design. &nbsp;Packing the latest Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at an incredible 2.2GHz, it should have no issues streaming HD videos or crunching the pixels of any game out there, thanks to its mighty Adreno 330 GPU.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Nexus isn’t slow by any means – there’s a Qualcomm S4 Pro under the hood running at 1.5GHz with an Adreno 320 GPU. In our test it never stuttered, so there may be little real-world advantage to the Kindle’s additional grunt.</p> <p dir="ltr">Both tablets are available in 16, 32GB and 64GB variants, but neither can be expanded.<br class="kix-line-break" /></p> <p><strong>Winner (on paper): </strong>Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7<br class="kix-line-break" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Qualcomm Snapdragon" alt="Qualcomm Snapdragon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Qualcomm.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You want to take a picture, with a tablet? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Any self-respecting tablet has to have a reasonable front-facing camera for Skype, Google Hangouts and lots of sodding selfies. &nbsp;In this department there’s little to split the two devices: the Nexus has a 1.2MP sensor, and the HDX 7 a 1.3MP one. &nbsp;Neither is going to win any photographic awards but for 720p video they should prove capable.</p> <p>Only the Nexus packs a rear-facing camera, and it’s a mediocre 5MP sensor that lacks any LED flash, so it’s for the occasional snap or augmented reality application.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner (on paper)</strong>: Google Nexus 7 (2013)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s all in the ports </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">One of the downsides of the original Nexus was its lack of connectivity – the 2013 model is no different, packing only microUSB and 3.5mm jacks, although it’s worth pointing out the USB supports MHL for TV out up to 1080p and hosting capabilities so you can connect a mouse or USB gamepad.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Kindle Fire has the same set of ports, but no way of outputting video directly from a cable. &nbsp;The only way to get video to your TV is via Amazon’s wireless ‘Fling’ service which sends content to compatible smart TVs – similar to Google’s Chromecast.</p> <p dir="ltr">Both Amazon and Google have equipped their respective tablets with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity all the way up to dual-band 802.11n. </p> <p><strong>Winner (on paper)</strong>: Google Nexus 7 (2013)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="450" height="400" title="MHL cable" alt="MHL cable" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kanex-mhl-passive-cable.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got Juice? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Google officially quotes a 3950mAh battery with around 9 hours continuous use, while Amazon’s 4550mAh cell is quoted to give 11 continuous hours of mixed use or 17 hours of reading. That’s a fair whack more capacity, but in reality the higher-clocked Snapdragon 800 in the HDX 7 is likely to be a thirstier processor, so real-life figures will be closely matched.</p> <p><strong>Winner (on paper)</strong>: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android: The beast cometh in two forms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Both tablets are based on Android Jellybean, but take two different approaches to it. &nbsp;The Nexus 7 couldn’t be more resolutely Android – it’s a completely stock experience as we’ve come to expect on Nexus devices, in this case version 4.3. &nbsp;This will please Android purists and guarantees compatibility with all the apps you’d need from Google Play. &nbsp;What’s more, you get all of Google’s toys including Google Now, and you’d be right to expect the latest Android 4.4 KitKat as soon as it’s released. In short, anyone who likes to experiment with or tweak their gadgets will prefer the Nexus 7.</p> <p dir="ltr">In contrast, Amazon’s thick FireOS 3.0 ‘Mojito’ skin hides almost all aspects of Android’s desktop-style UI with a huge carousel that puts your music, books and movies front and centre. Fortunately, it’s now much simpler to use, with a conventional app drawer that you can pin your media to, and context-sensitive menus you pull in from the sides of the screen.</p> <p dir="ltr">Amazon has the media side of things covered with direct, dangerously simple access to its huge online candy shop. Unfortunately the same is not true of apps: the Kindle offers a cut-down selection compared to Google Play, which is the thorniest part of Amazon’s ‘walled garden’ approach to the Kindle ecosystems.</p> <p dir="ltr">The plus side is that Amazon provides near limitless cloud backup for nothing, builds in customisable profiles or kids (FreeTime) and even provides live help via videoconferencing (Mayday).</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winner (on paper)</strong>: Draw. Horses for courses, these.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire HDX mayday" alt="Kindle Fire HDX mayday" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/KFHDX-Mayday.jpg?1388053070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">According to specifications these tablets are extremely closely matched, and they both start at £200 (RM1,030), so which you choose is likely to come down to your proclivities as a gadget user.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you want a tablet to read, watch, play and listen on, the Kindle appears the slightly better device. It has more power under the hood and provides simple access to all of Amazon’s goodies, including Kindle books and magazines and LoveFilm movie and TV streaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you want a device you can tweak and make your own, you’ll eschew Amazon’s locked-down approach for the pure Android experience provided by the Nexus 7. It’s also the marginally better-connected gadget, and has a rear camera (if you care about that sort of thing).</p> <p dir="ltr">Us? Right now, we’d have the Kindle. Honestly. In the past we’d have gone for the Nexus every time, but thanks to the extra layer of control that FireOS 3.0 provides, we’re looking forward to giving it a long-term try. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We’ll update our judgement when we’ve done a full review of both devices; until then, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">enjoy our Nexus 7 review here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/kindle-fire-hdx/amazon-kindle-fire-hdx-7-vs-google-nexus-7-2013-weigh/feature#comments Kindle Fire HDX Nexus 7 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:43:14 +0000 Elissa Loi 1428167 at http://www.stuff.tv