Phone Comparison - Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs BlackBerry Passport

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
amazon kindle fire hdx 8.9
BlackBerry Passport
blackberry passport
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general General Info

Manufacturer Amazon BlackBerry
Announced September 2013 June 2014
Status Available - November 2013 Available - September 2014
Colors Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
128 x 90.3 x 9.3 mm
(5.04 x 3.56 x 0.37 in)
Weight 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 196 g (6.91 oz)
SIM Type - Single-SIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - QWERTY Keyboard

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) BlackBerry 10.1 OS
User Interface - BBOS 10
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 [Similar] Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AA Snapdragon 801 [Similar]
GPU Adreno 330 [Similar] Adreno 330 [Similar]
RAM 2 GB [Browse Similar] 3 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 32 GB
External Memory No microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.9 inches [Similar] 4.5 inches [Similar]
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 1440 x 1440 pixels (453 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 63.00% 56.40%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels [Similar] 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization AutoFocus, OIS, f/2.0 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes 1080p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 720p [Similar] 2 MP, f/2.8, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model) Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity - 3450 mAh
Stand by - Up to 432 h (2G)
Up to 444 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 12 h Up to 18 h (2G)
Up to 23 h (3G)