There’re two HDX 8.9 models from Amazon, one is the newer Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Generation) and the other is previous Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ (3rd Generation). In this article, we’ll focus on talking about the former (i.e. the 4th Generation model), but the same will apply to the 3rd Generation too as their storage options are basically the same.
Fire HDX 8.9 – Storage Options
So there are 3 storage options for the Fire HDX 8.9:
16GB Storage: You will get around 10GB of storage space which you can use for your own stuff. The other space is taken by the OS and system apps that come with the device.
32GB Storage: You’ll get around 24GB.
64GB Storage: You’ll get around 53GB.
Which Memory Size is Best for You? (Quick Questions for decision within 30 seconds, from an Amazon customer discussion)
You can also check here to see how much space each type of content will take up.
As a general guideline, streaming movies online, using Facebook, watch YouTube, etc., do not take much of your storage.
If you plan to download a dozen or more movies (especially HD movies), then you should go for the Fire HDX 64GB model.
If your use is merely downloading few HD movies, playing some games, storing a few hundred songs and maybe storing some pictures and videos, then the Fire HDX 8.9 32GB model will be good for you.
Otherwise, if you just need a device for playing some games, streaming movies (and rarely download them for watching offline), then the Fire HDX 8.9 16GB model is the right model for you.
You can store digital content purchased from Amazon but not your personal files on the Amazon Cloud for free. But you still need storage in the device if you want to use your content offline. The Fire HDX 8.9 16GB model is good only for casual user. If you use the device more than just surfing the internet and streaming video then we would recommend you to get the Fire HDX 8.9 32GB or 64GB models.