• Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 3G vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs BLU Studio 5.3 S

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 3G vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs BLU Studio 5.3 S

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Amazon BLU
Announced April 2013 September 2013 April 2013
Status Coming Soon - Q2 2013 Available - November 2013 Available - May 2013
Colors White Black Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9 mm
(4.37 x 7.4 x 0.39 in)
231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
153 x 78 x 9.2 mm
(6.02 x 3.07 x 0.36 in)
Weight 306 g (10.79 oz) 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 190 g (6.7 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 1900 - D590a
HSDPA 850 / 2100 - D590i
4G Network - LTE -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.2 GHz Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon
GPU - Adreno 330 Adreno 203
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 8/16 GB storage 16/32/64 GB 4 GB ROM
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB

display Display

Type PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 8.9 inches 5.3 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 540 x 960 pixels (208 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.67% 63.00% 64.78%
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 3.0 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash No LED flash dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, Smile Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization, Face And Smile Detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps Yes Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 720p [Similar] Yes, 2 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Class 12
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 Yes Yes, v3.0
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0, USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model) Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 8/16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 4 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 32 GB
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor 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 Non-removable Li-Ion battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 4000 mAh - 2800 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 990 h (2G)
Up to 940 h (3G)
Talk Time - Up to 12 h Up to 33 h (2G)
Up to 26 h (3G)