Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ vs iPad

By | October 3, 2013
Kindle HDX vs iPad

Kindle HDX vs iPad

The kindle fire hdx 8.9” comes with a combination of many components at low prices as well as services that are consumer focused. It is among the most powerful tablets available in the market. It compares with the latest Apple Ipad and comes out to be the best type of tablet to go for. This article provides a comparison of the kindle fire hdx 8.9” vs iPad as explained in the following paragraphs;


Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ vs. Apple iPad – Key Features


Dimensions -The kindle fire hxd 8.9” measures 9.1” length by 6.2” width by 0.31” height while the Apple iPad fourth generation, Wi-Fi measures 9.5” length by 7.31” width by 0.37” height.

Weight – The kindle fire hdx 8.9” is weighs less at 374 g compared to the Apple iPad weighing 652 g.

Operating System – The kindle fire hdx 8.9” uses google android 4.2.2 while the Ipad uses Apple iOS.

CPU – The fire hdx 8.9” has a quad core processor, qualcomm snapdragon 800 while the iPad uses the Apple A6x processor.

Processor Speed – The fire hdx 8.9” has a processor speed of 2.2GHz while the iPad has a processor speed of 1.4GHz.

Screen Size and Resolution – The kindle fire hdx 8.9” has a screen size measuring 8.9” and a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels while the iPad has a screen size of 9.7” and a resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixels.

Screen Pixels per Inch – The fire hdx 8.9” has 339 ppi while the iPad has 264 ppi.

Storage Capacity – Both have a storage capacity of 16GB.

Camera Resolution – The kindle fire hdx 8.9” has a camera resolution of 8 megapixel rear facing and 720p front facing. The iPad has a camera resolution of 5 megapixel rear facing and 1.2 megapixel Front facing.

Video Camera Resolution – The fire hdx 8.9” and the iPad has the same video camera resolution of 1080p rear and 720p front.

Cellular Technology – The fire hdx 8.9” has EDGE, HSPA+, GPRS, HSDPA and LTE while the iPad has UMTS, EDGE, LTE, HSPA+, GSM and EV-DO Rev A.

Wi-Fi (802.11x) Compatibility – Both tablets have 2.4GHZ/5GHz.

Bluetooth Version – Both have a Bluetooth version of 4.0

GPS – Both have GPS


Click to get the Kindle Fire HDX here or to get the iPad click here!


Pros of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″

  • · It has a longer battery life of 18 hour unlike the iPad with only 11 hours long of battery life. With a 65% longer life battery, one can surf the web using the fire hdx 8.9” without the need of plugging in.
  • · It is a Quad core having twice as many cores than the iPad which is a Dual core allowing one to run more application at once.
  • · It is 45% lighter that the iPad
  • · It has a much faster processor than the iPad
  • · It has a microphone jack to allow using an external microphone for a greater audio quality – this tablets produces a great sound ranging from website audio to music, Netflix to Audiobooks.
  • · The RAM is bigger compared to that of iPad allowing people to run big apps with lots of content.
  • · It has a 60% higher resolution rear camera – this tablet can be used like a point and shoot camera
  • · Its’ screen is more sharp to that of the iPad – one can enjoy photo realistic and crisp images
  • · It has a 30% Higher resolution than the iPad
  • · It is thinner and smaller than the iPad – this gives an advantage of more portability. It is light and small enough to fit in ones’ hand.
  • · It has book and other reading Features – for example, with this tablet one is able to read, purchase, find and listen to literature. One can also borrow books from the extensive list of timeless classics including; the Dracula, Gulliver’s Travels, Little Women, The Iliad, The Jungle Book among others.

Cons of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″

  • · The volume and power buttons are sometimes hard to find and do not always register
  • · It does not come with a wall charger
  • · It does not have apps such as Youtube, Dropbox as well as Sirius XM.
  • · It does not have a flash support which limits its capabilities in web browsing


Click to get the Kindle Fire HDX here or to get the iPad click here!



The kindle fire hdx 8.9” is a tablet that offers great benefits to users. With the many features and advantages than the iPad, purchasing this product is the best decision one can make. However, it can take you forever to type on this tablet. It is recommended that manufactures add a screen protector and a case for one to enjoy while typing.


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