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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

Side by side comparison between Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) vs Apple iPad Air 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XAmazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)09Points
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Triple

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)9 Advantages Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core53%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5GHz 64bit Triple-Core
+389 grams (13.62 ounces)14%
Lighter
vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
+2560x1600 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+339 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+f/2.2 (aperture)9%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
16GB (10GB available)vs+128GB (117GB available)11 times
More internal storage for applications and files
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)28%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
8.9"vs+9.7"9%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
6000 mAhvs+7340 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

26 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) 1.2MP
Full HD (1920x1080)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelFire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesVerizon Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 LTEiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAmazonApple
Release date10/21/201410/24/2014, Announced: 10/16/2014
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight389 grams (13.62 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ808464bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
Triple-Core, 1 processor:
1.5GHz Triple-Core Typhoon
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 420 BlazePowerVR GX6450 Rogue (8-core)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBasemark X: 29753

💽 Memory and storage

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)128GB (117GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8.9" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2560x1600 pixels1536x2048 pixels (4:3)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)339 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/1700/2100LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy14 hours10 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black
- Fire OS 4 Sangria UI
- Amazon Appstore
- Amazon Silk
- Dolby Atmos audio
- Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
- Text-to-Speech english-language content reader
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD

☢️ Radiation rate

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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