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Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB) vs Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 3 vs Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
13PointsAmazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)Compare Apple iPad mini 3 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 mini 3 (4G 128GB)8 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)vsFire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)13 Advantages Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
+128GB (120GB available)11 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+341 grams (11.94 ounces)14%
Lighter
vs389 grams (13.62 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
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
+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
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh6%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs6000 mAh
1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2.5GHz 32bit Quad-Core88%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
1536x2048 pixelsvs+2560x1600 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
324 PPIvs+339 PPI5%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
7.9"vs+8.9"13%
Larger screen
(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.
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
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.
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.1 + A2DP is newer and faster

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
(front) 1.2MP
Full HD (1920x1080)
(front) HD (1280x720)
+16 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
ModeliPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Other model namesiPad Mini 3 A1601 (4G LTE)Verizon 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 date10/16/201410/21/2014
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)389 grams (13.62 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
System versioniOS 8.0Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateiOS 12feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.5GHz Quad-Core Krait 450
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4Qualcomm Adreno 420 Blaze
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (120GB available)16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size7.9" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (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)324 PPI339 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600LTE 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

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 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 length32mm lensfeature 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

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)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 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

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)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, H.263, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hours14 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 128GB)Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 2014 (4G 16GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), 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 on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Apple SIM only USA and UK
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
- 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 mini 3 (4G 128GB)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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