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Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 XAmazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)07Points
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Compare Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) X
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)

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 (WiFi 64GB)7 Advantages Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)vsGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core38%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.9GHz 32bit Octa-Core
+64GB (53GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (11.49GB available)
+8.9"6%
Larger screen
vs8.4"
+6000 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4900 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
+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
375 grams (13.13 ounces)vs+298 grams (10.43 ounces)26%
Lighter
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)18%
Thinner
TFT IPS LCDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
339 PPIvs+359 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2.1MP69%
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 6.0 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is newer and safer
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device

22 Common items in both devices
16 million
2560x1600 pixels
(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 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
ModelFire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Other model namesAmazon Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 2014Tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T705M, Samsung Klimt
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandAmazonSamsung
Release date10/21/20147/1/2014
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)
Weight375 grams (13.13 ounces)298 grams (10.43 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
System versionAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ808432bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.9GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 420 BlazeARM Mali-T628 MP6
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (53GB available)16GB (11.49GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size8.9" inches8.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2560x1600 pixels1600x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)339 PPI359 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3 800/900/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,8,20)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
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)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputMicro-B USB SlimPortMicro-B USB MHL
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)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh4900 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy14 hours29 hours (1.2 days)
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboard
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: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast

☢️ Radiation rate

Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.63W/kg (head), 1.56W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.26W/kg (head), 0.99W/kg (body)
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