Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released July, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
7 Out of 10
Combine the high price, poor performance and below par build quality, and it's hard to find any reason to recommend this new Samsung Tab.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2013)
VS
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 IPS display is very sharp and has excellent viewing angles, the speakers are awesome and battery life is good.
by MobileTechReview (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 8.0 vs Fire HD 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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 techradar.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

TabletRocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

See full details

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Report a correction
Faster graphics 4.1 fps vs 3.2 fps Around 30% better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Lighter 319 g vs 567 g Around 45% lighter
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 1.3 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 1 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Thinner 7.4 mm vs 8.8 mm More than 15% thinner
Smaller 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm vs 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm Around 45% smaller
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Report a correction
Much faster web browser 3,221 vs 396 Around 8.2x better BrowserMark score
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
Longer battery life 9 hour vs 7.3 hour Around 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution
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
Significantly sharper screen 254 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

6.0
8.0
It's solid in the hand, with none of the creak you find in many budget Android tablets.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
PPI 188 ppi 254 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 319 g 567 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 9 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Rear camera 5 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
Report a correction
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus