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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)08Points
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)

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 (WiFi 32GB)8 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)18 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
+2.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+374 grams (13.09 ounces)19%
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)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
32GB (25GB available)vs+64GB (54GB available)116%
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+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+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4500 mAhvs+7340 mAh63%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

20 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) 1.2MP
Full HD (1920x1080)
+13 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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Physical featuresAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
ModelKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Other model namesTablet Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2013iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAmazonApple
Release dateNovember, 2013October, 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)
Weight374 grams (13.09 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardWireless external keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeaniOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v164bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processor2.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (25GB available)64GB (54GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
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
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 registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 supportedCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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 networkNot supportedGPRS, 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
CallingAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 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)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
2ª cameraAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
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
MultimediaAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, VP8MP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3MP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivityAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- 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: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplyAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (WiFi 32GB)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 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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