Dell Venue 8  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Dell Venue 8 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released October, 2013

Dell Venue 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Dell Venue 8
8.4 Out of 10
The Venue 8 features a 1,280x800-pixel resolution screen, which isn't particularly high or impressive compared with what's out there, but HD video still looked clear and sharp.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
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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
7.6 Out of 10
One area in which Amazon would hope to gain a big advantage with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD range over its rivals is with their displays.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of 8 vs Fire HD 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 reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Dell Venue 8 

TabletRocket recommends the Dell Venue 8  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Venue 8 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

It's a 1.5GHz dual core OMAP 4470 and it benchmarks faster than the 7" Fire HD, though not as fast as Tegra 3 and Exynos CPU-based tablets by a long shot.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 | by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Dell Venue 8

Reasons to consider the
Dell Venue 8

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Much more processing power 4,955 vs 2,455 More than 2x better passmark score
Significantly lighter 292 g vs 567 g Around 50% lighter
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster processor 2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly longer battery life 10 hour vs 9 hour More than 10% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Slightly smaller 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm vs 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm More than 20% smaller
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.2.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Sharper screen 254 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8.8 mm vs 9.8 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Venue 8  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

6.3
8.1
Images and text are sharper thanks to the higher resolution and higher contrast of the screen.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Venue 8  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
PPI 188 ppi 254 ppi

network

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

ports

USB support Micro USB 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes No

form factor

Weight 292 g 567 g
Size 130 x 212 x 9.8 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 9.8 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 10 hour 9 hour

storage

Venue 8  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Rear camera 5 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 2 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Dell Venue 8
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