Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad Mini 2 Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | February 6, 2014 2:02 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Kindle Fire HDX or the iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Kindle Fire HDX comes with a 7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution. The iPad Mini 2 comes with a 7.9 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution.

The Kindle Fire HDX comes with 186 x 128 x 9 mm dimensions and weighs 303 grams. The iPad Mini 2 comes with 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm dimensions and weighs 331 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

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

Camera

The Kindle Fire HDX sports a 1.3 MP camera and does not have a secondary camera. The iPad Mini 2 sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and the secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.

Battery

The Kindle Fire HDX comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery whereas the iPad Mini 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery.

Price in Australia

The Kindle Fire HDX 7 16 GB variant with Wi-Fi is priced at around AU $569.95. The iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display 4G 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $649.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $779.95, the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $899.95 and the 128 GB variant is priced at around AU $1,029.95 in Australia.

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