Continued from Part 2
Since the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is advertised mostly as a media device, you can bet it does all types of media very well. Music plays very well through the Dolby stereo speakers. Unfortunately, the stock video player doesn't play all formats, so you will need to find the apk file for the Beta version of the VLC Media Player. Unlike the iPad, you don't have to upload everything through iTunes.
The Hulu Plus and Netflix apps worked very well on a connection that was only 600kbps. On many Android devices, such as the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3, movies take a long time to load. This isn't the case with the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
The best part about watching videos on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is the Dolby stereo sound, which is very lifelike. It's safe to say that because of the high resolution, good color reproduction and fantastic sound, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is definitely the best portable video player on the market today.
This isn't to say that the iPad 4 gives users a poor multimedia experience. It is quite a pain to convert every movie to an iPad format and then upload it through iTunes. The 9.7-inch screen will crop your HD movies, unless you zoom in -- however, this makes the video look increasingly blurry.
Unlike the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the iPad has a 5MP rear camera that can take 1080p videos. This is a great addition, but most will find using a rear camera on a big tablet awkward and unnecessary, especially since better quality cameras are available on smartphones that can fit in a pocket.
Apple's iPad is good for reading books, but it doesn't give the user the same excellent experience as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 does. The latter actually has a feature where a woman reads your books to you -- this will remind you of 4th grade, when your teacher (hopefully) read to your class.
Continue to Part 4