• Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Phone Comparison - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

general General Info

Manufacturer Amazon Amazon Amazon
Announced September 2012 September 2013 September 2013
Status Available - October 2012 Available - October 2013 Available - November 2013
Colors Black Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
(9.45 x 6.46 x 0.35 in)
186 x 128 x 9 mm
(7.32 x 5.04 x 0.35 in)
231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
Weight 567 g (20 oz) 303 g/ 311 g (10.69 oz/ 10.97 oz) 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz)
2G Network N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network N/A HSDPA HSDPA
4G Network - LTE LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (customized) Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4470 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GPU PowerVR SGX544 Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches 7.0 inches 8.9 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (254 ppi) 1200 x 1920 pixels (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 58.54% 59.84% 63.00%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No No LED flash
Features - - Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization
Video No Yes, 720p Yes
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar] Yes, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS No Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model) Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model)
Browser HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5 (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery (22.2 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 6000 mAh - -
Stand by - - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 11 h Up to 12 h