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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

Side by side comparison between Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

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11PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Compare Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

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)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core11%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+2560x1600 pixels78%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x1920 pixels
+339 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs283 PPI
+8.9"11%
Larger screen
vs8"
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
389 grams (13.62 ounces)vs+325 grams (11.38 ounces)20%
Lighter
f/2.2 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

22 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
+15 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
ModelFire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Other model namesVerizon Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 LTEGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAmazonSamsung
Release date10/21/20144/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/2019
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight389 grams (13.62 ounces)325 grams (11.38 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ808464bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 420 BlazeARM Mali-G71 MP2
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2560x1600 pixels1200x1920 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)339 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 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 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/1700/2100LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
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 flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortNot supported
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy14 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
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: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter

☢️ Radiation rate

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.02W/kg (head), 1.35W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.683W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)
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