The Kindle Fire HDX and Samsung Galaxy Tab are of similar price. Between these two devices, which one is better for you? Here we are going to look into the features of each tablet.
Kindle Fire HDX
The Kindle Fire HDX is basically an Amazon tablet for you to acquire services of Amazon directly in just one touch. It does NOT mean you can’t use it other than buying things from Amazon. You can use 3rd party apps to enjoy full benefits of the tablet, go to any website on the internet, and practically do all the things that a normal tablet can do.
The features of Kindle Fire HDX are still at the higher end of the market, e.g. the processor and screen are top of the line stuff and still the price range is low enough to get without having to think.
- 2.2GHz quad core processor
- Front facing HD camera
- Dual WiFi antenna for faster streaming and downloading
- Digital Dolby stereo speakers
- 1920*1200 HD display @323PPI
- 16/32/64GB storage space with 2GB RAM
- Mayday 24*7 technical support
- Amazon App store with over 200k apps
- 11 hours battery life and 17 hours of reading time
- 186 X 128 X 9.0mm (length*width*thickness)
- Weighs 303 grams
- Optional 4G LTE capability
- The 2.2GHz core processor (vs 1.2GHz on Galaxy tab 4), it offers a faster speed
- The full 1080p HD screen (vs lower resolution screen), making the experience of movies, video, pics, games a lot better
- Digital Dolby speakers are awesome for watching movies and listening to music
- Dual WiFi antenna for more stable internet connection
- Higher built-in storage (16GB to 64GB vs 8GB)
- Longer battery life (11 hours vs 9 hours)
- Google Play store is not available. Still you can sideload most of the apps of Google Play Store from various sources.
- No microSD slot
- No rear facing camera in the 7″ model (Fire HDX 8.9″ has it)
Kindle Fire HDX – Best offer:
Galaxy Tab 4
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is what we call the Jack of all trades, where you can get almost all the features in one device and at the lowest possible price. However, it just have fair performance in most areas. The best part of the Galaxy tab is that you are not stuck with the internal storage you bought at first place, you can add storage with the microSD card slot.
- 1.2GHz quad core processor
- Dual cameras
- 1280*800 display @216PPI
- 8GB storage space with 1.5GB RAM
- Google Play store with over 1M apps
- Around 9 hours battery life
- 187 x 108 x 9 mm (length*width*thickness)
- Weighs 276 grams
- Optional 4G LTE capability
- Direct access to Google Play store
- microSD slot up to 64GB
- 3MP rear facing camera
- IR blaster, universal remote for TV
- Lighter in weight (276 g vs 303 g)
- Low resolution screen
- Mediocre performance
The Galaxy Tab 4 7″ would be the better option in case you really need Google Play store apps. You can side-load apps on the Kindle Fire HDX, but direct access is always more convenient.
On the other hand, you can’t ignore the fact that you get a full HD display and far better features on the Kindle Fire HDX 7. It also has a better eReader compared to the Galaxy tab 4. Thus, unless for those specific reasons above, I do recommend to go for the Kindle Fire HDX for its features and affordable price.
Review from an actual user, who has chosen between the Kindle Fire HDX and the Galaxy Tab: