The latest Fire HDX 8.9″ is running Fire OS 4, which takes up a bit more space than the previous Fire OS 3. There’re different storage sizes 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 (the latest Fire OS 4) 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)
Other than what mentioned in the 30 seconds quick questions above, rest of stuffs (like streaming movies online, using Facebook, YouTube, etc.) do not take much of your storage. So, if your usage includes:
- Downloading tons of movies, e.g. over 30 SD movies or 8 HD movies
- Over 10 pages full of apps
- Over 1000 music files
- Tons of pictures and videos
The four items above are basically the things that can take all the space on your device. If you are gonna use your HDX 8.9″ like this, then you should definitely go for the Fire HDX 64GB model.
If your use is merely downloading few movies e.g. 2 HD movies, playing some games, storing around 500 songs and maybe storing some pictures and videos, then the HDX 8.9″ 32GB 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 you won’t be needing more than the 16GB.
Fire HDX 16GB will be enough only for casual user, and you can store digital content purchased from Amazon (but not your personal files) on the Cloud storage for free. If you use the device more than just browsing and streaming then I would recommend you to get the 32GB or 64GB models.
Fire HDX 8.9 inch – Best offer: