Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released June, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 3.1
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
7.2 Out of 10
Taking another page from the iPad 2's school of sexy tablet building, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has one of the cleanest designs we've seen in a tablet.
by c|net (May, 2011)
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
8.4 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 Tab 10.1 vs Fire HDX 8.9


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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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
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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More processing power 4,854 vs 1,859 More than 2.5x better passmark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 10 hour 80% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much sharper screen 339 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 2.2x sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 3 MP Around 2.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 384 g vs 565 g More than 30% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Jun, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Thinner 7.8 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 10% thinner
Smaller 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm vs 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm More than 25% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology LCD HDX
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 339 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1 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 Tab 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 3 MP 8 MP


USB support None 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 565 g 384 g
Size 256.5 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 10 hour 18 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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