Amazon recently unveiled the Kindle Fire HDX. The device has made quite some waves in the tech community. For those who are considering buying, here is a comparison between the device and the Apple iPad 4.
Design and Display:
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX has a sleeker design and comes with 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm dimensions; it weighs 374 grams. It has an 8.9 inch display with IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution.
The Apple iPad 4 is slightly bigger and comes with 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm dimensions; it weighs 662 grams. It has a 9.7 inch screen with LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution.
Hardware and Operating System:
The Kindle Fire HDX comes with a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants; there is no Micro SD card slot for additional memory.
The Kindle Fire HDX runs on the Android platform and runs on a newly introduced Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" operating system. It has a better RAM, which is 2 GB.
The iPad 4 comes with a Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, with Apple A6X chipset. It comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants; there is no Micro SD card slot for additional memory.
The iPad 4 runs on the iOS 6, which can be upgraded to the 6.1.3 version or the recently launched iOS 7. The RAM on the device is 1 GB.
The Kindle Fire HDX comes with an 8 MP primary camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera is a HD camera; more details will be available before the device is released commercially.
The iPad 4 comes with a 5 MP primary camera with features like autofocus and face detection. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Kindle Fire HDX will be available for commercial purchase in the U.S from November 7, 2013. It will be priced at $379 for the U.S market. The device is not yet available in Australia. The iPad 4 16 GB with Wi-Fi is priced around AU$499.95.
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