• Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs BLU Life Play

Phone Comparison - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs BLU Life Play

general General Info

Manufacturer Amazon Amazon BLU
Announced September 2012 September 2013 March 2013
Status Available - October 2012 Available - November 2013 Available - April 2013
Colors Black Black Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
(9.45 x 6.46 x 0.35 in)
231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
137 x 68.4 x 7.9 mm
(5.39 x 2.69 x 0.31 in)
Weight 567 g (20 oz) 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 125 g (4.41 oz)
2G Network N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network N/A HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 1900 - L100a
HSDPA 850 / 2100 - L100i
4G Network - LTE -
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (customized) Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4470 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, MTK MT6589
GPU PowerVR SGX544 Adreno 330 PowerVR Series 5XT
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB 4 GB ROM
External Memory No No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches 8.9 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (254 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (312 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 58.54% 63.00% 65.18%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No LED flash LED flash
Features - Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Face And Smile Detection, HDR
Video No Yes Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 720p [Similar] Yes, 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge No Yes Class 12
3G No HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 21 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP Yes Yes, v4.0
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 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
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
Browser HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 4 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 32 GB

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor 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 Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 6000 mAh - 1800 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 780 h (2G)
Up to 700 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 12 h Up to 18 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)