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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)08Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

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10PointsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) 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!

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)8 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)10 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)11%
Lighter
vs384 grams (13.44 ounces)
+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
+5100 mAh13%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)3%
Thinner
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
800x1280 pixelsvs+2560x1600 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
189 PPIvs+339 PPI79%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
8"vs+8.9"11%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
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+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality

19 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
+12 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOAT&T Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Verizon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandSamsungAmazon
Release date7/5/201911/1/2013
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)384 grams (13.44 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v1
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
2.2GHz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504Qualcomm Adreno 330
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels2560x1600 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI339 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 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 aperturefeature not registeredf/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 sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.263, VP8
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered12 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 16GB)
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)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.)0.33W/kg (body)feature not registered
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