Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

New: Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (Oct, 2013)
Released July, 2013

Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.2
Front view of Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
7.6 Out of 10
Samsung is good at making super skinny, lightweight mobile devices, and the Tab 3 10.1 weighs just 1.12 lbs., making it one of the lightest tablets on the market.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2013)
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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
7.9 Out of 10
Compared with the 7-inch version, navigation is snappier and the higher-resolution screen better displays menu options.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tab 3 10.1 vs Fire HD 8.9

Performance

Processing power and speed

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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, techradar.com and mobiletechreview.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 @ results.rightware.com
Internet and Connectivity: Due to the finicky nature of its performance, the web browsing experience can be hit or miss.
Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 | by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

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Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Lighter 512 g vs 567 g Around 10% lighter
Higher resolution rear camera 3.2 MP vs 1.3 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Marginally newer Jul, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date 7 months later
Thinner 8 mm vs 8.8 mm Around 10% thinner
Slightly faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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Longer battery life 9 hour vs 6.92 hour More than 30% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
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
Significantly sharper screen 254 ppi vs 149 ppi More than 70% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 

6.0
8.0
It's a 1.5GHz dual core OMAP 4470 and it benchmarks faster than the 7" Fire HD, though not as fast as Tegra 3 and Exynos CPU-based tablets by a long shot.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Size 10.1" 8.9"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
PPI 149 ppi 254 ppi

network

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

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 1 USB 2.0
Hdmi support None 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No

form factor

Weight 512 g 567 g
Size 176.1 x 243.1 x 8 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Thickness 8 mm 8.8 mm
Battery life 6.92 hour 9 hour

storage

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Rear camera 3.2 MP 1.3 MP

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.5 GHz

sensors

Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Samsung tablets Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
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