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Kindle Fire HDX 7 performance and battery life review

Having already looked at how the Kindle Fire HDX 7 will compare in terms of the upcoming iPad mini 2, and also had an overall look at the new tablet from Amazon, we thought something a little more focused was needed. The new device has a number of improvements over the current model, so let us look at two key areas.

Kindle Fire HDX 7 performance and battery life review — Like we said above, there are a number of enhancements made to this new model, but we believe two of the main ones are the performance and battery life. The reason is because there is a fine balance in getting the two, go too far one way and it will have an effect with the other.

What we love with the Kindle HDX 7 is how Amazon squeezed the same amount of horsepower in the 7-inch model as they did in the 9-inch version, showing they are not afraid to give their smaller tablet some decent amount of power — wonder if Apple will do the same with the iPad mini 2?

Kindle Fire HDX 7 offers improved graphics
Kindle Fire HDX 7 offers improved graphics

Engadget has spent some hands-on time with the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and noticed almost right away that apps loaded much quicker than before, and playing games like Real Racing 3 performs impressively on the new tablet.

We’re told that even web pages load much quicker, although improvements to the Silk browser plays a huge part in this, and is even said to be quicker then the Nexus 7 in terms of browsing performance.

You would think these speed improvements would be a drain on the battery, but as you can see from the battery life results on Engadget, the Kindle HDX 7 battery life came out 4th with an average life of 10 hours and 41 minutes, with several iPad models beating it.

While the Kindle Fire HDX 7 is highly impressive thanks to battery and speed improvements, there is no denying the software still holds the tablet back, but the many new features more than makes up for this minor oversight.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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