Better Than Black Friday
105 Members and 14836 Guests Online

Electronics Talk

Kindle hdx vs hd?

Started 1388595490.89 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1388848844.84 by BuckeyeNut
Hi, I purchased the kindle 8.9 tsv, and then purchased the 7" hdx from amazon when it was $50 off. I like them both, but the hdx does not consistently hold wifi. I am thinking of returning both and just getting 8.9 hdx because I like the screen size 8.9 and HDX images better. I am wondering if it is worth it to upgrade from 8.9 Hd to 8.9 hdx for people that have had both those sizes. Any info is appreciated if anyone can tell a difference in actual usage? I've read the compare tables on amazon, and while it is helpful, it doesn't give actual usage experience.

Page 1 of 1
mima1388596273.3714685 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I'm confused. It sounds like you own both the HD and the HDX. So you would know the differences in how they operate. Or am I reading this wrong?

I find the HDX to operate much smoother and faster. I personally would pay the difference.

Mima

mima1388597522.5514685 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

Also, did you contact Amazon about your wifi issue? Mine stays connected fine.

Mima

JB1388598611.397519 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

Yes it sounds like you have both. I got the 8" HD last year and I love it. This year I upgraded to the HDX 8" Kindle. I love that one too. DH got last years.

I am not having any issues but I just received it 2 days ago. I really don't notice much of a difference but I am glad they put a camera on the new one. It takes great pictures. If you are having trouble I suggest contacting Amazon. They are very helpful. There is also a site called kindleboards.com that I go to occasionally.

Be kind. You never know what someone else is going through.

viwanton1388598746.623814 PostsRegistered 11/26/2011

Call Amazon tech support and explain the wifi problem to them. They also have a troubleshooting area on the Amazon website which is very helpful. I bought the 9 inch HD from them over a year ago and had some problems streaming some TV shows. The tech support person was very helpful and resolved the problem.

Lovemytabl­ets1388599848.5976 PostsRegistered 1/1/2014
Yes I have both. 7" hdx and 8.9 hd (Qtsv). I guess my question more specifically is with 8.9 inch, difference between hd and hdx. I feel the Qs tsv was a good value, but wondered for those of you that upgraded 8.9 hdx from 8.9 hd why, and what were the biggest improvements. I am going to send the 7" back for sure, because of wifi and I prefer 8.9 size. It is hard for me to compare my 7" hdx to the larger one because it hasn't been working right, and idk if the 8.9 hdx weight being lighter is actually noticeable with use? Thanks for all responses!

Last edited on 1/1/2014

anin1388600128.17117 PostsRegistered 12/18/2013

you can get online help on wifi issue however instant solution is to call them

mima1388601371.55314685 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

I have the 7" HD, the 8.9" HD and the 7" HDX. I bought the 7" HDX to replace the 7" HD. I am going to keep my 8.9 HD until the next update. I can't see updating them both this year because of the cost. I use the 8.9" at work and the 7" at home. I don't have the 8.9" HDX to compare weights. I do know the 7" hd weight somewhat more and is bigger than the 7" HDX.

Since I now own the 7" HDX, it is harder for me to resist updating the 8.9" HD. I think the HDX works much faster with no lag time. I am going to make myself wait though.

I was going to sell my 7" HD and decided to keep it. It is ridiculous to have so many, but no more than I'd get out of it I'll use it some. Such as having an extra for grandkids to use while visiting, etc.

Mima

Lovemytabl­ets1388614835.5836 PostsRegistered 1/1/2014

Thx for.responses. I talked with Amazon and they had me do restart. So far OK. But weird thing was all my other devices, kindle hd, iPad s and Roku all had to be rebooted with router when I went back on Wi-Fi with Kindle HDX.

Everything seems ok now? Still may switch out 7 for 8.9 HDX.

Thanks!

gilmoregirl1388620923.2371026 PostsRegistered 11/14/2011
The biggest difference is going to be performance. The HDX has twice the "horsepower" than the HD. Its going to be much faster and smoother. Most people arent going to notice a huge difference. If you play alot og action games, or stream alot of HD movies then you will see it. Internet browsing or reading wont show it much. The display is an upgrade but, in my opinion, it doesnt justify the cost.

Lovemytabl­ets1388629023.2636 PostsRegistered 1/1/2014
On 1/1/2014 gilmoregirl said: The biggest difference is going to be performance. The HDX has twice the "horsepower" than the HD. Its going to be much faster and smoother. Most people arent going to notice a huge difference. If you play alot og action games, or stream alot of HD movies then you will see it. Internet browsing or reading wont show it much. The display is an upgrade but, in my opinion, it doesnt justify the cost.

Thanks. I'm just going to see if they keep.working and go from there. Otherwise I'm just going to stick with my ipad.

:)

z-da!1388629788.6346 PostsRegistered 7/27/2011
I bought 8.9 HD ts from other channel. Sent it back next day. The 7"HDX is newest model. I paid $2.00 more for 7"HDX 32g /4wi-fi.

squeezebox1388642053.535575 PostsRegistered 2/17/2008Land of oz!

HDX hands down. Had to return the HD to the Q after comparing performance, weight etc.

Q's TSV was a deal but the HDX kicks HD hiney!

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

Lovemytabl­ets1388810462.296 PostsRegistered 1/1/2014
I went to Best Buy tonight to see 8.9 Hdx. It is very nice. I also looked at retina mini, and ended up leaving with it. We have an Air, which I love. I must say I am very impressed with the Kindle, but everything we have is Apple. I'm excited. The rmini is just as nice as the Air. Thanks for all the input!

PolkaDotPjs1388812441.54739 PostsRegistered 1/3/2014
On 1/3/2014 Lovemytablets said: I went to Best Buy tonight to see 8.9 Hdx. It is very nice. I also looked at retina mini, and ended up leaving with it. We have an Air, which I love. I must say I am very impressed with the Kindle, but everything we have is Apple. I'm excited. The rmini is just as nice as the Air. Thanks for all the input!

It sounds like you have a "tablet addiction" going on, too. I don't want an intervention, how about you?

*** Vicky ***

Lovemytabl­ets1388841993.746 PostsRegistered 1/1/2014
On 1/3/2014 PolkaDotPjs said:
On 1/3/2014 Lovemytablets said: I went to Best Buy tonight to see 8.9 Hdx. It is very nice. I also looked at retina mini, and ended up leaving with it. We have an Air, which I love. I must say I am very impressed with the Kindle, but everything we have is Apple. I'm excited. The rmini is just as nice as the Air. Thanks for all the input!

It sounds like you have a "tablet addiction" going on, too. I don't want an intervention, how about you?

Lol! Yes I do! I bought so many tablets for Christmas gifts for grand kids, etc, I was on first name basis with some at Best Buy. The androids I checked were nice, but couldn't run Amazon movies as an app. I really liked the Kindle HDX 8.9, but I also have medical apps and when I realized there was only $20 diff for 16, or $70 for 32, I decided to stick with ipad. Also, one reason for getting Kindle was to "listen" to books. I have old keyboard Kindle which I prefer to read from, and I found option for text to speech on it. No intervention needed here! Lol. ;)

BuckeyeNut1388848844.8444 PostsRegistered 3/29/2010
I have owned the iPad 3 & 4, I did purchase the iPad Air when it came out last fall, and love it, I was still wanting the mini but had a hard time justifiying the expense, I looked at the Kindle 7" HDX and was ready to buy it, but in the end after some serious consideration I knew I would be fustrated with it after owning the iPad and and iPhone, I'm in the Apple eco system and it's hard to leave it when you get used to having your devices sync from one to another seamlessly. I have gotten spoiled with all my photos, reminders, calanders, etc. on each device. The one feature that I use the most is iMessage on my ipad for texting to friends/family (that have an Apple device) using a keyboard on my iPad or mini and not my phone. Kindle makes a wonderful tablet, I personally would go for the HDX after comparing them. My son has the Nexus 7 and is very happy with it. There are many good choices with the only right one for you is the one that meets your expections and requirments and fits into your table budget. Good luck. I think you will be happy with whatever you choose.

Page 1 of 1