• Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

Phone Comparison - Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

general General Info

Manufacturer Amazon Apple Samsung
Announced September 2013 October 2013 January 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - November 2013 Coming soon
Colors Black Space Gray, Silver White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
(7.87 x 5.3 x 0.3 in)
219 x 128.5 x 7.2 mm
(8.62 x 5.06 x 0.28 in)
Weight 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 331 g / 341 g (11.68 oz / 12.03 oz) 336 g (11.85 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE- all models LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) iOS 7.0.2 Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB N/A 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB
External Memory No No microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Super clear LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches 7.9 inches 8.4 inches
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (324 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (359 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.00% 71.76% 72.86%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels
Flash LED flash No LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Face And Smile Detection
Video Yes Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, 720p [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSPA+, LTE DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
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/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model) Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML (Safari) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

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 Non-removable Li-Po battery (23.8 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity - - 4800 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time Up to 12 h Up to 10 h (multimedia) -