Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released April, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
7.4 Out of 10
The 1280 x 800 display means text appears sharp and clear, and with suitable font size tools, even those with poorer eyesight should be able read easily on the tablet.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)
Released November, 2012

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
8.2 Out of 10
The 7-inch display is sharp, and with a resolution of 1280x800 and a pixel density of 216ppi, it's considerably sharper than the iPad mini.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 2 10.1 vs Fire HD 8.9


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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 6.2x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Much faster web browser 3,221 vs 2,007 More than 60% better BrowserMark score
Faster graphics 12.4 fps vs 6.3 fps More than 95% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Longer battery life 9 hour vs 7 hour Around 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 4.2 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
Significantly sharper screen 254 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 70% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
Significantly faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1 GHz 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Thinner 8.8 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 10% thinner
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 6 months later
Slightly smaller 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm More than 20% smaller

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

In fact, Whispersync can save your place in compatible games too via the new GameCircle that also handles social gaming.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Images and text are sharper thanks to the higher resolution and higher contrast of the screen.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Enriching browsing, Adobe Flash support is in, and the 7in form is a good size for reading web pages.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

The 10.1-inch, 1280x800 screens provides a decent display for you to gorge on your favourite videos, images, games and social networks.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1


7.4 Out of 10
7.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology PLS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
PPI 149 ppi 254 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes


USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No

form factor

Weight 588 g 567 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 7 hour 9 hour


Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Rear camera 8 MP 1.3 MP


Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.5 GHz


Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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