The iPad Air has some good amount of improvements over the previous version, e.g. the weight, the DDR3 RAM and the A7 Chip to make the performance faster and consume less battery.
The Fire HDX, recently being updated, is a tough competitor to the iPad Air as it’s the one with better screen resolution, processor and battery life.
So how do these two devices compare? Here we list the features of both for you to decide.
Fire HDX 8.9
- Higher screen resolution – 2560*1600 display @339PPI (vs 2048*1536 display @264PPI)
- Digital Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
- 8MP rear facing camera (vs 5Mp rear facing camera)
- 2GB RAM
- Longer battery life (12 hours vs 10 hours)
- Weighs 375 grams (vs 469 grams)
- The App store has over 200k apps which is lower when compared to the Apple App store (though you can side-load lots of Google Play apps)
- A bit smaller screen (8.9″ vs 9.7″)
Comparison of Kindle Fire HDX vs iPad Air, from an actual owner of iPad and Kindle tablets:
Apple iPad Air
- Apple app store with over 1M apps and over 475k apps optimized for iPad
- Huge variety of accessories that you can attach and enjoy on the iPad
- Bigger screen @9.7″
- It is upgradable to latest versions (vs Kindle Fire HDX does get update but may not have its Fire OS synchronized to the latest version of Android)
- Apple has many restriction from the way you download things to sharing and others stuff
- Price is high, including its accessories
If you are looking for a tablet and not for the brand name then Fire HDX basically does all the stuff the iPad Air can do at a cheaper price. Just you will have to work around with the app store a bit, which is worth for the bucks you will be saving.
However, if you are looking for some apps specific in the iPad appstore that other tablets won’t be able to provide, or if you have a higher budget to spend on a tablet, then the iPad Air can be the better choice for you.
Apple iPad Air – Latest specs and price: