Toys”R”Us Kurio  vs Amazon Kindle Fire 

Released May, 2012

Toys”R”Us Kurio

  • 7"
  • 4 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.0
Front view of Toys”R”Us Kurio
Released November, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire

  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 2.3
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire
In terms of hardware, the display is fairly sharp and ideally suited to movie watching, the stereo speakers are suitably punchy, and that dual-core CPU drives apps, games and HD video along very well.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Kurio vs Kindle Fire

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

3,315 ms
Kindle Fire
2,517 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Toys”R”Us Kurio

Reasons to consider the
Toys”R”Us Kurio

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Has a webcam 0.3 MP vs None Most tablets have a webcam; Video chat with other people
Has a rear camera 2.1 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats microSDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Has a gyroscope Yes vs No Somewhat common; Play games and use applications that take advantage of device rotation
Has a built-in microphone Yes vs No Somewhat common; No need for an external microphone
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.0) vs No (Android 2.3) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Newer operating system Android 4.0 vs Android 2.3 Newer android OS; Get all the latest features and apps with a more recent version
More RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer May, 2012 vs Nov, 2011 Release date 5 months later
Side view of Amazon Kindle Fire

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Much faster javascript execution 2,517 ms vs 3,315 ms Around 25% better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Sharper screen 169 ppi vs 133 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 11.4 mm vs 12.7 mm More than 10% thinner
Smaller 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm vs 281.9 x 121.9 x 12.7 mm More than 40% smaller
Slightly higher resolution 1024 x 600 vs 800 x 480 60% higher resolution

Features Key features of the Kurio  vs Kindle Fire 

screen resolution

800 x 480
Kindle Fire
1024 x 600


1 GB
Kindle Fire
0.5 GB

CPU Cores

Single core
Kindle Fire
Dual core

CPU Frequency

1.2 GHz
Kindle Fire
1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Kurio  vs
Kindle Fire 
Size 7" 7"
Technology TFT LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 800 x 480 1024 x 600
PPI 133 ppi 169 ppi


Bluetooth None None
Supports 3G No No


Cores Single core Dual core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz


Has a GPS No No
Has a compass No No
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes No
Has a light sensor No No


Kurio  vs
Kindle Fire 
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 0.5 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 0.3 MP None
Rear camera 2.1 MP None


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

form factor

Weight 380 g 413 g
Size 281.9 x 121.9 x 12.7 mm 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
Thickness 12.7 mm 11.4 mm
Toys”R”Us Kurio
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