Google Nexus 10  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

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Released November, 2012

Google Nexus 10

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Google Nexus 10
8.1 Out of 10
However, this swiping action to type on the N10's big display is fantastic.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
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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
7.3 Out of 10
The IPS display is very sharp and has excellent viewing angles, the speakers are awesome and battery life is good.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Nexus 10 vs Fire HD 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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 techradar.com, androidpolice.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nexus 10 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Nexus 10 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 @ results.rightware.com

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
12.5 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Nexus 10
39.8 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 10

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 10

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Much faster graphics 12.5 fps vs 3.2 fps Around 4x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly more processing power 4,102 vs 2,450 More than 65% better passmark score
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200 Around 80% higher resolution
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 4.9 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Sharper screen 300 ppi vs 254 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much faster USB 572 MB/s vs 57 MB/s (USB 2.0) More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Longer battery life 9 hour vs 7.5 hour 20% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
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
Slightly smaller 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 15% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 10  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

8.0
8.0
Yes, it's only a dual core vs. the quad core Exynos 4 found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note II, but it not only benchmarks as well, but it feels supremely fast.
Nexus 10

7.7
8.1
Images and text are sharper thanks to the higher resolution and higher contrast of the screen.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

9.0
8.0
We've already mentioned how jaw dropping the display resolution is, but it's worth noting that it has superb viewing angles too.
Nexus 10

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nexus 10  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
PPI 300 ppi 254 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

ports

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

form factor

Weight 603 g 567 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 9 hour

storage

Nexus 10  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Rear camera 4.9 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
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