Kobo Arc 7HD  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

Released October, 2013

Kobo Arc 7HD

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD
VS
Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

  • 7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
The 1920 x 1200 323 ppi screen is excellent for watching movies reading bright, colorful comics and magazines, or displaying brilliant websites such as TechRadar.
by TechRadar (May, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Kobo Arc 7HD

Reasons to consider the
Kobo Arc 7HD

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TabletRocket is not aware of any important advantages of the Kobo Arc 7HD vs the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7.

Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Much longer battery life 17 hour vs 8 hour Around 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a compass Yes vs No Somewhat common; Great for maps and navigation apps
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 9.6 mm More than 5% thinner

Features Key features of the Arc 7HD  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

screen resolution

Arc 7HD
1920 x 1200
Kindle Fire HDX 7
1920 x 1200

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Arc 7HD
Quad core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Arc 7HD
1.7 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Arc 7HD  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD HDX
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200
PPI 323 ppi 323 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.7 GHz 2.2 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass No Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes

storage

Arc 7HD  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.3 MP 2 MP
Rear camera None None

ports

USB support 1 Micro USB Micro USB
Hdmi support 1 Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 341 g 311 g
Size 122 x 194 x 9.6 mm 128 x 186 x 9 mm
Thickness 9.6 mm 9 mm
Battery life 8 hour 17 hour
Kobo Arc 7HD
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