Amazonâ€™s always touted the displays on its tablets, and the screen itâ€™s using on the HDX 8.9 is a doozy. At a ridiculous 2560 x 1600-pixel resolution and 339ppi, itâ€™s either higher-resolution or more pixel-dense than virtually any other tablet on the market. It also has great viewing angles, excellent color reproduction, and high brightness levels. Itâ€™s really just a great screen, whether youâ€™re gaming, watching video, or reading text — itâ€™s right up there with, if not better than, the Retina display on the iPad Air.
The 2560-by-1600-pixel screen features the by-now-customary â€œbetter than the human eyeâ€ 339-ppi density, and the image quality is further enhanced with what Amazon promises is â€œ100 percent sRGB color accuracy.â€
The improvement is hard to fully appreciate unless you lay the HDX side-by-side with the Air, but itâ€™s a gorgeous display with rich contrast, and the improvement is noticeable. This is probably the best screen I own for watching movies.
These reviews are right in line with Raymond Soneira’s display test results: The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch has the best tablet display today.