Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

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
6.7 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)
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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
9.2 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 3 8.0 vs Fire HDX 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, 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

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

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

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

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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

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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
Slightly smaller 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm vs 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm More than 30% smaller
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Much faster web browser 3,192 vs 396 More than 8x better BrowserMark score
Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 7.3 hour Around 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
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1280 x 800 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 339 ppi vs 188 ppi More than 80% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
More RAM 2 GB vs 1.5 GB Around 35% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

6.0
8.0
The top bar has quick shortcuts to games, apps, music, videos, shopping, photos and more.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 HDX
Resolution 1280 x 800 2560 x 1600
PPI 188 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 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 319 g 384 g
Size 123.8 x 209.8 x 7.4 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 7.3 hour 18 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1.5 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 1.3 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
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