8 Reasons Why Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Wins Over Apple iPad Air?

Back in September 2013, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 along with its smaller 7 inch sibling and the new Kindle Fire HD. The design of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is in fact the same as the HDX 7. The device comes with a unique beveled edges and soft-touch plastic everywhere. Users can see a lot of changes and upgrades in the tablet device from Amazon since it first launch the Kindle Fire tablet back in 2011.

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While the 8.9 inch tablet doesn't match up with any other tablets if compared from the size perspective but the closest one would be the latest Apple device iPad Air which comes with a 9.7 inch display. There are so many difference between these two devices which we will talk about later in the slides.

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But in the meantime for those who are not aware, Apple has launched the iPad Air recently in the market and like the iPhone 5S, this latest device also comes powered by a 64 bit A7 processor.

While both the tablets have not hit the Indian boundaries yet, they are expected to land by the end of this year. If you are thinking of a purchase, let us inform you there are many differences between the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and the iPad Air. The first difference between the two is the OS. The iPad Air comes with iOS 7 while the Kindle Fire HDX comes with an Android Jelly bean OS.

Take a look at the sliders below to know more about the two devices and how they stack up against each other.

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with the highest resolution and best ppi rate.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is 20 percent lighter than the iPad Air. But if the thickness is to be measured, iPad Air wins it by 0.3mm.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

The Kindle Fire HDX also comes with a Latest quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor while the iPad Air comes with a dual core. However, since there is a new 64 bit A7 processor featured in the iPad Air, both these devices should perform with a similar power. However, there is a 2GB RAM in Kindle Fire HDX while iPad Air comes only with 1GB.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Both iPad Air and Kindle Fire HDX comes with a similar battery life which offers up to 10 hours of mixed usage.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Even here the Kindel Fire HDX beats iPad Air with 8 MP rear camera. The latter comes with 5MP camera. There is a similar from facing VGA camera installed in both the devices.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Both these devices lack on microSD card slot. However, iPad Air comes with a top 128GB internal storage while the highest internal storage of the Kindle Fire HDX is rated at 64GB.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Both these devices come with WiFi and WiFi + 4G LTE variant, Bluetooth, NFC and Wireless Charging facility and both lack HDMI port.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is priced at $120 - $250 cheaper than the iPad Air depending on the options you choose.

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs. Apple iPad Air

After having a look at the entire comparison, you might have already guessed which device is the better one. You can see Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 winning in almost all the sections. There is a slightest difference between the build where iPad comes with an aluminum body while the other one comes with a plastic build. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD also comes with a higher clocked processor and RAM, higher display resolution and pixel density, more camera MP. The most important of all is the price section where Amazon beats Apple. Thus opting for the Kindle Fire HDX could be an intelligent decision.

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