NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Six-inch touchscreens seem to be all the rage for more and more of today's high-tech offerings. Amazon's (AMZN) new $99 tablet is a perfect example. There's also an ever increasing number of super-large smartphones such as Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy Note 4, Google's (GOOG) Motorola-made Nexus 6 and Microsoft's (MSFT) (nee Nokia) Lumia 1520 which all offer 6-inch or nearly 6-inch screens.
The Amazon Fire HD 6 has been described (albeit by Amazon) as "the most powerful tablet under $100," and it is. The touchscreen is an IPS liquid-crystal display capable of displaying 800 by 1280 pixels which translates to a density of 252 pixels per inch. That means it's capable of rendering 720p high-definition video and not 1080p or beyond, with the screen being made with Corning (GLW) Gorilla Glass.
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The Fire HD 6 measures 6.7 by 4.1 by 0.4 inches and weighs in at a hefty 10.1 ounces. Measured against smartphones with 6-inch screens, that's really a handful. For comparison, last year's Lumia 1520 weighed 7.4 ounces, while the upcoming Nexus 6 weighs 6.5 ounces and the iPhone 6 Plus is only 6.07 ounces. The Fire HD 6 is also more square than any of these smartphones. It can be comfortably used as a one-handed device except if you're considering one for it's obvious target audience - youngsters.