Google Nexus 7  vs Amazon Fire HD 8 

Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
Its insanely high 2560x1600 resolution gives it an unprecedented 300 PPI, which is the most of any tablet currently on the market (for those wondering, the retina iPad has a 264 PPI).
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)
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Released September, 2015

Amazon Fire HD 8

  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 5.0
View of Amazon Fire HD 8

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Sharper screen 215 ppi vs 188 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
View of Amazon Fire HD 8

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Fire HD 8

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Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Jul, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.9 MP Around 2.8x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Smaller 128 x 214 x 7.7 mm vs 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm Around 50% smaller
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 7.7 mm vs 8.9 mm Around 15% thinner

Features Key features of the Nexus 7  vs Fire HD 8 

screen resolution

Nexus 7
1280 x 800
Fire HD 8
1280 x 800

memory

Nexus 7
1 GB
Fire HD 8
1 GB

camera resolution

Nexus 7
1.9 MP
Fire HD 8
5 MP

CPU Cores

Nexus 7
Quad core
Fire HD 8
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Nexus 7
1.3 GHz
Fire HD 8
1.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Nexus 7  vs
Fire HD 8 
Size 7" 8"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
PPI 215 ppi 188 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.3 GHz 1.5 GHz

form factor

Weight 340 g 311 g
Size 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm 128 x 214 x 7.7 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 7.7 mm
Battery life 7.5 hour 8 hour

storage

Nexus 7  vs
Fire HD 8 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity N/A 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 1.9 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No
Google Nexus 7
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