Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

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
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)
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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

Side view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 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
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
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Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 7 hour More than 2.5x 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
Lighter 384 g vs 588 g Around 35% lighter
Much faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Thinner 7.8 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 20% thinner
Smaller 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm vs 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm Around 35% smaller

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
1280 x 800
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
2560 x 1600

camera resolution

CPU Cores

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 2 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

6.8
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
As far as portable music players go, 10-inch tablets are unlikely to be at the top of anyone's list, unless you're a giant, but even so the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 still caters for those in need of instant music respite.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Overall

7.4 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology PLS LCD HDX
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 ppi 339 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

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

photo & video

Webcam 2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 8 MP

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 588 g 384 g
Size 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 9.7 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 7 hour 18 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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