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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) XAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)11Points
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
07PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)

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 32GB)11 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+32GB (25GB available)19%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+2560x1600 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+339 PPI79%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+8.9"11%
Larger screen
vs8"
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+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)
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
2.2GHz 32bit Quad-Corevs+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
384 grams (13.44 ounces)vs+345 grams (12.08 ounces)11%
Lighter
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Beanvs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4500 mAhvs+5100 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

19 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
+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 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModelKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesVerizon Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Kindle Fire HDX 8.9Galaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAmazonSamsung
Release date11/1/20137/5/2019
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight384 grams (13.44 ounces)345 grams (12.08 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
System versionAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v164bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 504
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 35288 (v8)

💽 Memory and storage

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2560x1600 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)339 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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 supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1600x1200 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 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
LoudspeakerSupportedfeature not registered
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, VP8MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy12 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardNot supported
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: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home

☢️ Radiation rate

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.33W/kg (body)
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