Apple iPad mini 3  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released October, 2014

Apple iPad mini 3

  • 7.9"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
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7.3 Out of 10
Honestly, the results are quite similar to last year’s model, as well as the original – meaning it produces sharp details, natural colors, and proper exposure.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2014)
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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
8.4 Out of 10
Battery life has been improved incrementally with this year’s model, easily outlasting its predecessor.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of iPad mini 3 vs Fire HDX 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

TabletRocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of iPad mini 3 vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad mini 3

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Much more storage capacity 128 GB vs 16 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Newer Oct, 2014 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over a year later
Slightly smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm vs 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm Around 30% smaller
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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More processing power 4,854 vs 1,932 More than 2.5x better passmark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 10 hour 80% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 6.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 7.9" Around 15% bigger screen
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
Slightly sharper screen 339 ppi vs 324 ppi Around 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

iPad mini 3  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

8.0
8.0
If wider connectivity is something you crave, the iPad mini 3 is offered with 4G LTE connectivity (support for 14 LTE bands) as well to keep you connected just in case there’s no Wi-Fi hotspot around.
iPad mini 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

iPad mini 3  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 7.9" 8.9"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 HDX
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2560 x 1600
PPI 324 ppi 339 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

iPad mini 3  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 128 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB

photo & video

Webcam 5 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 1.2 MP 8 MP

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 2.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 341 g 384 g
Size 134.7 x 200 x 7.5 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 7.5 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 10 hour 18 hour
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