Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released April, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
7.7 Out of 10
Viewing angles are excellent and are on par with IPS displays: even off angle colors are strong as is contrast.
by MobileTechReview (Apr, 2013)
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 Note 8.0 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 Galaxy Note 8.0 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Much faster web browser 3,192 vs 1,610 Around 2x better BrowserMark score
More processing power 4,854 vs 2,951 Around 65% better passmark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 8 hour 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 339 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 6 months later

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 8.0  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.
Galaxy Note 8.0

For the uninitiated, Project Butter is a feature of Android Jelly Bean that makes the whole experience run a lot quicker and smoother.
Galaxy Note 8.0


8.3 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Note 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology TFT LCD HDX
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 188 ppi 339 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes


Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 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


Galaxy Note 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.3 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP


USB support 1 USB 2.0 Micro USB
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 338 g 384 g
Size 136 x 211 x 8 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 8 hour 18 hour
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
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