Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs Fire HD 8 

Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
First and foremost, details are surprisingly softer-looking than its still shot quality, but adding to that, is the distracting motion blur effect when panning.
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Released September, 2015

Amazon Fire HD 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 5.0
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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 8 hour 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 339 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
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Amazon Fire HD 8

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs Fire HD 8 

screen resolution

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
2560 x 1600
Fire HD 8
1280 x 800

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Fire HD 8
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Fire HD 8
1.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs
Fire HD 8 
Size 8.9" 8"
Technology HDX Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1280 x 800
PPI 339 ppi 188 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 384 g 311 g
Size 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm 128 x 214 x 7.7 mm
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.7 mm
Battery life 18 hour 8 hour

storage

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  vs
Fire HD 8 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Webcam 2 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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