Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | June 20, 2014 11:57 AM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition or the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

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A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a 10.1-inch Super clear LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX comes with a 8.9-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution.

The Kindle HDX has a slight edge over the Note 10.1 in this category. The device has 339 ppi pixel display density which is higher than the 299 ppi pixel density on the Note 10.1.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm dimensions and weighs 540 grams. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX comes with 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm dimensions and weighs 374 grams.

Hardware and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G LTE variant is equipped with a 2.3 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

The Amazon 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 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 3 GB of RAM. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX runs on a customised version of the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM.

In terms of the sheer computing power the Galaxy Note 10.1 is slightly more powerful compared to the Kindle Fire HDX.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX also sports  an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The device also has a secondary camera.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 8220 mAh battery and the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery.

Price in Australia

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition 16 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $559.95 and the 32 GB 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $639.95. The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 16 GB is priced at around AU $719.95 in Australia.

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A zoomed illustration image of a man looking at a computer monitor showing the logo of Amazon is seen in Vienna November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
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