Google Nexus 10  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 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)
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
8.8 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 Nexus 10 vs Fire HDX 8.9


Processing power and speed

Passmark and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

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

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 10

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 10

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Significantly faster web browser 3,192 vs 2,716 Around 20% better BrowserMark score
Slightly more processing power 4,854 vs 4,082 Around 20% better passmark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 2.5x 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
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Lighter 384 g vs 603 g More than 35% lighter
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 4.9 MP Around 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 339 ppi vs 300 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 7.8 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Smaller 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm More than 30% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Nexus 10  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Calendar includes a number of sensible improvements that for the most part make the interface a more efficient and gratifying experience.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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


8.2 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nexus 10  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology PLS LCD HDX
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
PPI 300 ppi 339 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Nexus 10  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 4.9 MP 8 MP


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

form factor

Weight 603 g 384 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 18 hour
Google Nexus 10
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