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Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB) 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 with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
17PointsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Compare Apple iPad 3 X
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)

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!

iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)10 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)vsKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)17 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
+32GB (27GB available)170%
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"
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+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.
652 grams (22.82 ounces)vs+384 grams (13.44 ounces)70%
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
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
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+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+9 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 featuresApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
ModeliPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Other model namesiPad 3 A1416 (Wi-Fi)AT&T Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Verizon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleAmazon
Release dateMarch, 2012November, 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)
Weight652 grams (22.82 ounces)384 grams (13.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Operating systemiOS 5.1.0Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateiOS 9.0feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v1
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A92.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)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
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 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 supportedCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 700/1700/2100
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
CallingApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
CameraApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)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
2ª cameraApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)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
MultimediaApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.263, VP8
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3
ConnectivityApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- 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
Power supplyApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad 3 (WiFi 32GB)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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