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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB) vs Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Triple

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsAmazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 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 Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)vsFire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)12 Advantages Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
+64GB (54GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB 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
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6000 mAh
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1.5GHz 64bit Triple-Corevs+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core53%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
437 grams (15.3 ounces)vs+389 grams (13.62 ounces)12%
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.
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
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
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

23 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
(front) 1.2MP
Full HD (1920x1080)
+16 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

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Verizon Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 LTE
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandAppleAmazon
Release date10/24/2014, Announced: 10/16/201410/21/2014
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)389 grams (13.62 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
System versioniOS 8.0Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateiPadOS 13feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
CPUTriple-Core, 1 processor:
1.5GHz Triple-Core Typhoon
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GX6450 Rogue (8-core)Qualcomm Adreno 420 Blaze
Performance (benchmark)Basemark X: 29753feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
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 pixels (4:3)2560x1600 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 features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 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

📷 Camera

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
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

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or more2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outMicro-B USB SlimPort
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hours14 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black
- Fire OS 4 Sangria UI
- Amazon Appstore
- Amazon Silk
- Dolby Atmos audio
- Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
- Text-to-Speech english-language content reader

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 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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