Coby Kyros 8"  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Coby Kyros 8" vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released September, 2011

Coby Kyros 8"

  • 8"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.0
Front view of Coby Kyros 8"
VS
Released November, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
In terms of hardware, the display is fairly sharp and ideally suited to movie watching, the stereo speakers are suitably punchy, and that dual-core CPU drives apps, games and HD video along very well.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Coby Kyros 8"

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Coby Kyros 8"

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Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 4 GB 8x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has an accelerometer Yes vs No Somewhat common; Detects movement for interactive apps
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much sharper screen 254 ppi vs 125 ppi More than 2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much thinner 8.8 mm vs 14 mm More than 35% thinner
Supports voice commands Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android 2.0) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Much higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 800 x 600 More than 4.8x higher resolution
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android 2.0) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 2.0 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Sep, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm vs 206 x 158 x 14 mm Around 25% smaller

Features Key features of the Kyros 8"  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

screen resolution

Kyros 8"
800 x 600
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
1920 x 1200

memory

CPU Cores

Kyros 8"
Single core
Kindle Fire HD 8.9
Dual core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Kyros 8"  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology TN LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 800 x 600 1920 x 1200
PPI 125 ppi 254 ppi

network

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

ports

USB support USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support HDMI 1.0 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No

form factor

Weight 553 g 567 g
Size 206 x 158 x 14 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 14 mm 8.8 mm

storage

Kyros 8"  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 4 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 0.5 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No

processor

Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer No Yes
Coby Kyros 8"
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