Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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It uses the fairly powerful MALI-T760 graphics that provides very good performance not only in benchmarks but in today's popular 3D games.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
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Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • 8.9"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
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It’s not perfect, but its 8-megapixel camera dishes up some surprising results with its still shots.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-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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Significantly more processing power 8,697 vs 4,854 Around 80% better passmark score
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
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
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 8.9" Around 10% bigger screen
Thinner 5.6 mm vs 7.8 mm Around 30% thinner
Newer Sep, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
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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
Significantly sharper screen 339 ppi vs 263 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 

screen resolution

camera resolution

CPU Cores

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Size 9.7" 8.9"
Technology AMOLED HDX
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2560 x 1600
PPI 263 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 392 g 384 g
Size 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm 158 x 231 x 7.8 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 7.8 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 
Internal storage 32 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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