Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab 3 are both pretty popular. But, as a buyer, you have to look for certain features that you need instead of just following the hype. So here is a comparison of specs and what each tablet puts on the table for you.
Comments from an actual user – Kindle Fire HD compared to other tablets:
Galaxy Tab 3
- The microSD slot is the best feature for Galaxy Tab 3, as you can add more memory so you can add a lot more stuff without having to buy a model with bigger memory
- Direct access to Google Play store
- Dual Camera, so you can take pictures and make videos from the back camera
- Low internal storage. This is an issue because you can’t use the App2SD so you won’t be able to transfer anything you bought from the Google Play store to microSD, i.e. the Apps and movies, or even music.
- Camera quality is poor
- Non-HD screen. HD is needed nowadays and Samsung somehow still has not upgraded the resolution
Galaxy Tab 3 – Discounted price:
Kindle Fire HD
- 1280*800 HD display (The Galaxy Tab 3 has a non-HD screen)
- Dual WiFi antenna for faster speed and downloads, which means you won’t be seeing that buffering icon every time you are streaming movies online, or even watching YouTube videos.
- Dolby audio speakers are great for audio. You get the best sound quality from Kindle Fire HD
- Amazon content and services are unmatched. It gives you everything you need, from movies and books to music.
- Extra features, like:
- X-Ray for movies and TV shows. Just pause the movie and you can view the whole biography of every person in that scene.
- Prime membership is also good for videos, books, and music at a low price
- No direct access to Google Play store. Though there are over 100K apps on Amazon appstore, and you can get most of the apps via side-loading.
- No rear camera, which, in fact, is not a big con, as tablets don’t need to have a rear camera.
- No microSD slot; you need to choose the 32GB version if you are going to be dowloading movies, TV shows and heavy stuff like this. But if you are looking for just music, a few games, internet surfing, and online streaming, then 16GB is more than enough.
So, in the end, your choice should be made based on what you are wanting to get out of the tablet.
If you are looking for a cheap tablet that still does a great job and can ignore the fact that it has no rear camera or you’ll have to side-load apps (if you want apps from Google Play), then get the Kindle Fire HD. The movie/ TV show/ YouTube watching experience would definitely be awesome because of the X-ray, Dual WiFi antenna, and Dolby Audio stereo speakers.
But if you want to have more space with the microSD slot and don’t want to have to be finding ways around everything, then Galaxy Tab 3 would provide you everything in one tablet. It aces in nothing but definitely is a jack of all.