Both the new Kindle Fire HD 5th generation and the iPod Touch 6th generation are in the same price range, so chances are you can get stuck in choosing between these two devices.
If you want a device that you can use mainly for playing music and taking pictures, then the iPod Touch is the better device to use as it’s much more portable. However, if you want a device to watch movies, read books, surf the web, and watch YouTube videos and TV shows, then the 4″ screen of the iPod is too small for you to be properly entertained. In that case, you should go for the Kindle Fire tablets.
Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10
- 1280 * 800 HD display with 8″ screen (HD 8, 189 ppi) or 10.1″ screen (HD 10, 149 ppi)
- 1 GB RAM
- Quad core processor, up to 1.5 GHz
- 5 MP HD rear-facing camera and HD front-facing camera
- Digital Dolby Atmos audio speakers
- Bigger screen makes it more fun to enjoy
- Amazon content and services infused
- microSD card slot for memory expansion
- Though there are hundred of thousands of apps in the Amazon Appstore, they are still fewer than the Apple Appstore. You can side-load most Google Play apps to the Fire Tablets but that’s still comparatively less convenient.
- They’re thin and light weight for their screen size, but still comparatively much heavier than the much smaller iPod Touch.
Apple iPod Touch 6th Generation
- 4″ screen with 1136 * 640 display (326 ppi)
- Dual core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP HD rear-facing camera @1080p and 1.2 MP front-facing camera
- Apple Appstore with over one million apps
- iOS 9.x is pretty good
- Only 3.1 oz in weight, much more portable and still capable of providing all types of entertainment
- Screen is small
- iOS has a lot of restrictions
- No memory card slot for memory expansion
iPod vs Kindle Fire, from an Amazon customer review by a long time user of iPod and other Apple devices: