All these years, Kindle was primarily meant for eBooks. With more and more releases, it grew as a healthy and huge family of eBook readers. To be honest, Amazon never looked to compete in the tablet market against the likes of iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab.
But now, Amazon has released its new versions, which are meant to be tablet PCs. I am not sure what prompted Amazon to bring in these tablet PCs, but on paper, these devices look rock solid.
In this post, I would be comparing Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ with the other most powerful tablet PCs in the market. Hence, the post has been titled as Fire HD 8.9″ vs Apple iPad 3 HD vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
What makes this comparison so special, is that each tablet PC wins over the other in one or the other category. If you are looking for high end tablet PCs, then you have got more options now.
Fire HD 8.9″ vs Apple iPad 3 HD vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – Compare Specs
|Specification||Fire HD 8.9″
||Apple iPad 3 HD
||Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
|Operating System||Android OS, v 4.0 (might be customized)||iOS 5||Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Processor||Dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP4 4470||Dual Core A5x with quad core graphics||1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430|
|Screen Size||8.9-inch LCD IPS||9.7-inch display Retina Display||7 inches PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Screen Resolution in pixels
||1,920 x 1,200||2048 x 1536||1024 x 600|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 544||Quad core graphics PowerVR SGX 543 MP2||PowerVR SGX 540|
|RAM||1 GB||1GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||16GB / 32GB and 32GB / 64GB 4G||16 / 32 / 64 GB||8 / 16 / 32 GB|
|Camera||Front HD Camera||5 MP iSight camera||3.15 MP camera capable of recording at 1080p@30fps with secondary camera|
|Weight||567 grams||652 grams||344 grams|
|Battery||11 hours||10 hours||Li-Ion 4000 mAh 8 hours|
|Price||$299 , $369 and $499 , $599 4G||$499 onwards||$250 onwards|