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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB) vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 XSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)15Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsAmazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 X
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
8.9"
IPS

2560x1600

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 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 S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)vsKindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)4 Advantages Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+298 grams (10.43 ounces)29%
Lighter
vs384 grams (13.44 ounces)
+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)18%
Thinner
vs7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+359 PPI6%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs339 PPI
+(front) 2.1MP69%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 6.0 MarshmallowAdvantage
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4900 mAh9%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+Micro-B USB MHLAdvantage
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)
+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Corevs+2.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core12%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
16GB (11.49GB available)vs+64GB (53GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.4"vs+8.9"6%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
1600x2560 pixels
(back) 8MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
+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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T705M, Samsung KlimtVerizon Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, AT&T Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Country or region availablefeature not registeredfeature not registered
BrandSamsungAmazon
Release dateJuly, 2014November, 2013
Depth6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)158 x 231 millimeters (6.22 x 9.09 in)
Weight298 grams (10.43 ounces)384 grams (13.44 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardWireless external keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 Marshmallowfeature not registered
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 v1
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
2.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11.49GB available)64GB (53GB available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8.4" inches8.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~62.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels2560x1600 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)359 PPI339 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
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 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 800/900/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,8,20)LTE 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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED 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 stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.263, VP8
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC+, OGG, AC3
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLNot 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)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, 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 supplySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days720 minutes | 12 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (4G LTE 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.63W/kg (head) | 1.56W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.26W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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