Kindle Fire HDX is the newest tablet reader from Amazon and it only costs $229 per unit without any contracts. It features Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM and dynamic image contrast for better viewing. So what makes it the best alternative for the Apple iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3?
Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad Mini
iPad mini features the upgrade for iOS 7 with 7.9-inches of screen display and access to over 375,000 applications. But Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX also grants access to exclusive Amazon apps and unique "Mayday" feature for emergency live technical support.
Kindle Fire HDX Excels on:
- Higher display resolution with 1200 x 1920 compared to iPad mini's 768 x 1024 pixels.
- Higher pixel density with 323ppi, about twice of iPad mini's.
- Dolby Digital Plus surround with automatic configuration.
- Bigger RAM with 2GB as iPad mini only sports 512MB.
- Live Tech support using "Mayday" feature.
iPad Mini's Upside over Kindle Fire HDX:
- Siri command feature.
- Screen size is slightly bigger.
- Oleophobic coating on screen.
- Features both rear and front camera shooters
- TV-out port.
- Upgradable to iOS 7.
- White variant available.
Why Kindle Fire HDX is a Better Alternative?
Amazon's offer for Kindle Fire HDX starts at $229 and can cost up to $409 with 64GB storage, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connection. iPad Mini is currently offered from $459 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi and Cellular ready variant and can go higher of up to $659 per unit with 64GB for the same variant.
Kindle Fire HDX vs. Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 features Wi-Fi connection, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and has the same Galaxy experience from your Galaxy smartphone. But Kindle Fire HDX offers more with new features and applications as an everyday tablet.
Kindle Fire HDX Wins On:
- Full HD display resolution and twice as much pixel density.
- 4G LTE enabled versus 3G only from the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.
- Enhanced audio output by Dolby Digital Plus.
- Faster processor chipset with quad-core Snapdragon 800 than the dual-core on the Galaxy Tab.
- Bigger internal storage of up to 64GB.
- "Mayday" feature for live tech support.
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Bested In:
- microSD card support slot.
- Sports both rear and front cameras.
- TV out port.
- Wi-Fi hotspot enabled
- Slightly cheaper on the budget
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 starts at $199.99 per unit which is $100 less on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD; however, the newest Kindle tablet features 4G LTE connectivity, super-fast quad-core processor and bigger RAM for optimal performance which you'll get by simply adding that $100 price tag.
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