Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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8.3 Out of 10
We lay the praise at Ice Cream Sandwich's door for making better use of the dual-core chip held within.
by TechRadar (May, 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
8.4 Out of 10
It’s not perfect, but its 8-megapixel camera dishes up some surprising results with its still shots.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Fire HDX 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

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 phonearena.com, mobiletechreview.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 2 more

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

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Significantly more processing power 8,633 vs 4,854 Around 80% better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 2 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Lighter 272 g vs 384 g Around 30% lighter
Thinner 5.6 mm vs 7.8 mm Around 30% thinner
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Smaller 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm vs 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm More than 45% smaller
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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Much longer battery life 18 hour vs 7.63 hour More than 2.2x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 2.1 MP More than 3.8x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Bigger screen 8.9" vs 8" More than 10% bigger screen
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2048 x 1536 More than 30% higher resolution
Faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.9 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 339 ppi vs 320 ppi More than 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

8.0
8.0

7.0
8.0
The top bar has quick shortcuts to games, apps, music, videos, shopping, photos and more.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Overall

7.6 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 8" 8.9"
Technology AMOLED HDX
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2560 x 1600
PPI 320 ppi 339 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Octa core Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 2.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 272 g 384 g
Size 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 7.8 mm
Battery life 7.63 hour 18 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 8 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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