Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released October, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
I wanted split screen, and floating apps, and really, I wanted to just make use of this nice, big screen I had.
by Android Police (Aug, 2012)
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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
Indeed, it’s super lightweight at 13.55 oz (384 gr), making it feel like we’re not holding anything at all in our hands.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Lighter 384 g vs 560 g More than 30% lighter
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 339 ppi vs 298 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 10.1
2560 x 1600
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
2560 x 1600
It’s undeniably crisp, giving plenty attention to even the smallest of details – with no visible pixels to the eye.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

camera resolution

The 8-megapixel back camera is a nice addition.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Armed with a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, featuring the Adreno 330 GPU and coupled with 2GB of RAM, it’s no slouch when it comes to executing even the most demanding operations.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

CPU Frequency

Processor and Memory Armed with Qualcomm’s finest, it doesn’t surprise us with its snappy performance.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

7.7
8.0
For its price point, we’re content to find an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera calling all the shots, which is paired with an f2.2 aperture lens and LED flash.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

7.6
8.7
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

8.0
8.0
Getting your game on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is great, not just because of the quick performance of the quad-core processor, but because the tablet is light and easy to hold.
Galaxy Note 10.1

Overall

7.7 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology IPS LCD HDX
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2560 x 1600
PPI 298 ppi 339 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.2 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Galaxy Note 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.9 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 8 MP

ports

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

form factor

Weight 560 g 384 g
Size 170 x 243 x 8 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.8 mm
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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