Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
The display, though not high resolution, is bright and colorful thanks to Samsung's PLS technology that's similar to IPS, and the tablet is attractive even if it is cursed with Samsung's love of shiny plastic.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 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
It’s undeniably crisp, giving plenty attention to even the smallest of details – with no visible pixels to the eye.
by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC 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
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 6.92 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
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
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
Lighter 384 g vs 512 g 25% lighter
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 3.2 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
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 front camera 2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 55% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 3 months later

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
1280 x 800
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
2560 x 1600
In addition, details are lost due to the bump in contrast.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

camera resolution

The 8-megapixel back camera is a nice addition.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

Armed with a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, featuring the Adreno 330 GPU and coupled with 2GB of RAM, it’s no slouch when it comes to executing even the most demanding operations.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

CPU Frequency

Processor and Memory Armed with Qualcomm’s finest, it doesn’t surprise us with its snappy performance.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 | by PhoneArena (Jan, 2014)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

6.5
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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology TFT LCD HDX
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 149 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 Dual 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 No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 64 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.3 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 3.2 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 No Yes

form factor

Weight 512 g 384 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 8 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 18 hour
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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