Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note vs Amazon Kindle Fire

Samsung Galaxy Note
samsung galaxy note
Amazon Kindle Fire
amazon kindle fire
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Amazon
Announced September 2011 September 2011
Status Released - October 2011 Available - November 2011
Colors Black, White Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm
(5.78 x 3.27 x 0.38 in)
190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
(7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 in)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz) 413 g (14.57 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 N/A
4G Network LTE 700 (region specific) -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9, Exynos [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4430 [Similar]
GPU Mali-400MP [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 1 GB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB/32 GB storage 8 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.3 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (285 ppi) [Similar] 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.71% 60.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes no

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar] N/A [Similar]
Flash LED flash N/A
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization N/A
Video Yes, 1080p@24~30fps N/A
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP [Similar] N/A [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps No
Edge Class 12 No
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE No
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0+HS No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS No
Browser HTML, Adobe flash HTML (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included No
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2500 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by Up to 960 h (2G)
Up to 820 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 26 h 10 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 30 min (3G)