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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)

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

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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
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)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)

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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)15 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)vsKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)11 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
+128GB (117GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (25GB available)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)28%
Thinner
vs7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+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
+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh63%
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
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+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
1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Coresvs+2.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core35%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
437 grams (15.3 ounces)vs+384 grams (13.44 ounces)14%
Lighter
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)
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.
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+A-GPS, GeoTaggingAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device

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 featuresApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Verizon Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleAmazon
Release dateOctober, 2014November, 2013
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)
Weight437 grams (15.3 ounces)384 grams (13.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateiPadOS 13feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v1
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone2.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (117GB available)32GB (25GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels2560x1600 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive 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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 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 length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature 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/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
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 aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- 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 Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 128GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 32GB)
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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