• Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Google Nexus 9

Phone Comparison - Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Google Nexus 9

general General Info

Manufacturer Amazon Amazon HTC
Announced September 2012 September 2013 October 2014
Status Available - October 2012 Available - November 2013 Available - October 2014
Colors Black Black Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
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)
228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm
(8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 in)
Weight 567 g (20 oz) 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 425 g / 436 g (14.99 oz / 15.38 oz)
2G Network N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network N/A HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (customized) Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
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 Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1
GPU PowerVR SGX544 Adreno 330 ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores)
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB storage 16/32/64 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches 8.9 inches 8.9 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels (254 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 2048 x 1536 pixels (288 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 58.54% 63.00% 69.76%
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 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, Face Detection, OIS
Video No Yes Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera No [Similar] Yes, 720p [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP Yes 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, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, 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 and GLONASS
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 16/32 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 present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery (22.2 Wh) Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Po battery
Capacity 6000 mAh - 6700 mAh
Stand by - - Up to 720 h
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 12 h Up to 9 h 30 min