Apple iPad Air vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | December 12, 2013 3:53 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Apple iPad Air or the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, here is specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison cold help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The iPad Air comes with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution. The Kindle Fire HDX comes with an 8.9 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

The iPad Air comes with 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 469 grams. The Kindle Fire HDX comes with 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm dimensions and is comparatively lighter, weighing 374 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The iPad Air is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The Kindle Fire HDX is equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.

The iPad Air runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB of RAM. The Kindle Fire HDX runs on a customised Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM.

Camera

The iPad Air sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP. The Kindle Fire HDX sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, it also has 720p HD secondary camera.

Battery

The iPad Air comes with a non-removable Li-Po 8,820 battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 10 hours. The Kindle Fire HDX comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery, which allows for a multimedia play time of about 12 hours.

Price in Australia

The iPad Air 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $589.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $709.95. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $729.95 and the Kindle Fire HDX 7 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $549.95 in Australia.

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