Sony Xperia Tablet Z  vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

Released June, 2015

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z
8.1 Out of 10
It's hard to argue with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z: it's crazy thin and light, yet it's fast, has a vivid full HD display and an advanced array of features including an AV Remote, NFC, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth and a decent 8.1MP rear camera.
by MobileTechReview (Jun, 2013)
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Released October, 2013

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

  • 7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Fire OS 3.0 Mojito
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7
8.7 Out of 10
It weighs just 10.7 ounces, so it's light enough to carry day to day without adding much weight to your bag.
by TechRadar (May, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Tablet Z vs Fire HDX 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench

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, mobiletechreview.com and reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Tablet Z vs Kindle Fire HDX 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Tablet Z

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Has a rear camera 8.1 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 9 mm Around 25% thinner
Newer Jun, 2015 vs Oct, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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More processing power 4,399 vs 3,119 More than 40% better passmark score
Much longer battery life 17 hour vs 9.83 hour Around 75% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 311 g vs 495 g More than 35% lighter
Significantly sharper screen 323 ppi vs 224 ppi Around 45% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Tablet Z  vs Kindle Fire HDX 7 

7.6
8.3
Calendar includes a number of sensible improvements that for the most part makes the interface a more efficient and gratifying experience.
Kindle Fire HDX 7

9.0
8.0
On the tablet, it's an LED-backlit LCD panel, while the Xperia Z phone ships with a TFT display.
Xperia Tablet Z

Overall

8.2 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Xperia Tablet Z  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Size 10.1" 7"
Technology TFT LCD HDX
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200
PPI 224 ppi 323 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz

form factor

Weight 495 g 311 g
Size 167 x 254 x 6.9 mm 128 x 186 x 9 mm
Thickness 6.9 mm 9 mm
Battery life 9.83 hour 17 hour

storage

Xperia Tablet Z  vs
Kindle Fire HDX 7 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB N/A

photo & video

Webcam 2.2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera 8.1 MP None

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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