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Apple iPad 3 (4G 64GB) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 3 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

Dual-core

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

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12Points Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB) Compare Apple iPad 3 X
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

Quad-core

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)

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iPad 3 (4G 64GB)} 9 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (4G 64GB) vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)} 12 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
+64GB (59GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+9.7"9%
Larger screen
vs8.9"
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+11560 mAh157%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Dual-corevs+2.2GHz 32bit Quad-core170%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
662 grams (23.17 ounces)vs+384 grams (13.44 ounces)72%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)21%
Thinner
1536x2048 pixelsvs+2560x1600 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
264 PPIvs+339 PPI28%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/2.2 (aperture)9%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 1.2MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE
100 Mbps
+11 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
ModeliPad 3 (4G 64GB)Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Other model namesAT&T iPad 3 A1430 (4G LTE)AT&T Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Verizon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Country or region availableCanadaUSA
Canada, USA
feature not registered
BrandAppleAmazon
Release date3/16/201211/1/2013
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)
Weight662 grams (23.17 ounces)384 grams (13.44 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels2560x1600 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI339 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

🤖 Operating System

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
System versioniOS 5.1.0Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateiOS 9.0feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Chipset32bit: Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)32bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v1
CPUDual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-core)
Quad-core, 1 processor:
4x 2.2GHz Krait 400 (Quad-core)
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4Qualcomm Adreno 330
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (59GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum Download / Upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 4, 17)LTE 700/1700/2100
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, 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

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)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

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.263, VP8
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3

🔌 Connectivity

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: li-ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, wattsWired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time autonomy9 hours12 hours
Standby720 hours (30 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, 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 keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black, White
• Oleophobic coating
• iCloud service
• WiFi hotspot
• 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

☢️ Radiation rate

iPad 3 (4G 64GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
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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