Barnes and Noble Nook Color  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

Released November, 2010

Barnes and Noble Nook Color

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.2
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VS
Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

  • 7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
The 1920 x 1200 323 ppi screen is excellent for watching movies reading bright, colorful comics and magazines, or displaying brilliant websites such as TechRadar.
by TechRadar (May, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nook Color vs Kindle Fire HDX 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

Furthermore, its delivers a refreshing fast paced performance with other processor intensive tasks, like 3D gaming, to show that it’s not messing around.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Barnes and Noble Nook Color

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Supported card formats microSDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
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Much more processing power 4,389 vs 691 More than 6.2x better passmark score
Much longer battery life 17 hour vs 8 hour Around 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Single core 3 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 8 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a webcam 2 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 0.8 GHz 2.8x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly more RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much sharper screen 323 ppi vs 169 ppi More than 90% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 311 g vs 450 g More than 30% lighter
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 600 3.8x higher resolution
Significantly thinner 9 mm vs 12.2 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 128 x 186 x 9 mm vs 130 x 210 x 12.2 mm More than 35% smaller

Features Key features of the Nook Color  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

screen resolution

Nook Color
1024 x 600
Kindle Fire HDX 7
1920 x 1200
For instance, each display has a near identical sharpness, with the iPad Mini 3PPI crisper over its 7-inch rivals.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by TechRadar (May, 2014)

memory

CPU Cores

Nook Color
Single core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core
With a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, this tablet is built for speed, and it shows.
Kindle Fire HDX 7 | by TechRadar (May, 2014)

CPU Frequency

Nook Color
0.8 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nook Color  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Size 7" 7"
Technology IPS LCD HDX
Resolution 1024 x 600 1920 x 1200
PPI 169 ppi 323 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11a
802.11b
Bluetooth None Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Single core Quad core
Clock speed 0.8 GHz 2.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer No Yes
Has a gyroscope No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Nook Color  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Internal storage 8 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSDHC
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam None 2 MP
Rear camera None None

ports

USB support 1 USB Micro USB
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 450 g 311 g
Size 130 x 210 x 12.2 mm 128 x 186 x 9 mm
Thickness 12.2 mm 9 mm
Battery life 8 hour 17 hour
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Comments

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I have looked and cannot find the answer, I have a NOOK and would like to switch to the KindleFireHDX. However I have a lot of $ tied up with NOOK books. Can the KindleFire run the program for NOOK?
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