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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB) vs Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Sony Xperia Tablet S tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Tablet S XAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)16Points
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsSony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 X
Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
9.4"
LED

800x1280

8
MP

1mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Penta

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 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!

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)16 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)vsXperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)9 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
+2.2GHz 32bit Quad-Core140%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 32bit Penta-Core
+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+384 grams (13.44 ounces)48%
Lighter
vs570 grams (19.95 ounces)
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit LCD
+2560x1600 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+339 PPI111%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs161 PPI
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 1.2MP17%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1MP
+Android 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAdvantage
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (60GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 32GB SD Card StandardAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
8.9"vs+9.4"6%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4500 mAhvs+6000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Micro-B USB MHLAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
Capacitive
+12 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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
ModelKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesAT&T Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Verizon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Sony Xperia Tablet S (SGPT121US)
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAmazonSony
Release date11/1/20139/1/2012
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)174.4 x 239.8 millimeters (6.87 x 9.44 in)
Weight384 grams (13.44 ounces)570 grams (19.95 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
System versionAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v132bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30L) (40nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
Penta-Core, 2 processors:
1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
500MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP12 (416MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 11457 (v2)

💽 Memory and storage

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)64GB (60GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB SD Card Standard
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size8.9" inches9.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~61.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2560x1600 pixels800x1280 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)339 PPI161 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/1700/2100Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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)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 registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1296x808 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, VP8MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy12 hours12 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black
- Fire OS 3.0 Mojito UI
- Amazon Appstore
- Amazon Silk
- Dolby Digital Plus sound
- Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
- Text-to-Speech english-language content reader
- Colors: Black on silver
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Oleophobic coating
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Sony Xperia Tablet S (WiFi 64GB)
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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