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
Thanks to its light weight of 11.92 oz (338 g), it's also easy to hold with just one hand – something very important for an 8” tablet.
by PhoneArena (Mar, 2013)
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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
8.8 Out of 10
It’s undeniably crisp, giving plenty attention to even the smallest of details – with no visible pixels to the eye.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Note 8.0 vs Fire HDX 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com, mobiletechreview.com and 3 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

TabletRocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9  based on its battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Note 8.0 vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple cores

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
Slightly lighter 338 g vs 384 g More than 10% lighter
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Significantly more processing power 4,846 vs 2,984 More than 60% 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
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 6 months later
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 55% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 8.0  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

9.0
8.0
Viewing angles are pretty decent, and so is outdoor visibility, as the display is able to get quite bright.
Galaxy Note 8.0

8.0
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

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

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

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 1.6 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 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.3 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP

ports

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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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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