Compare Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Apple iPad Air 2 WiFi 16GB

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SummarySummary 74 Score 72 Score
Performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
2 GB RAM
Android OS (Jelly Bean - customized)
Apple A8X
2 GB RAM
iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Display 8.9 inches
2560 pixels
339 PPI Density
9.7 inches
1536 pixels
264 PPI Density
Camera 8 MP (Main)
0.72 MP (Front)
8 MP (Main)
1.2 MP (Front)
Battery No
Li-Ion
8600 mAh
Li-Po
DisplayDisplay
Screen Size 8.9 inches 9.7 inches
Screen Resolution 2560x1600 pixels 1536x2048 pixels
Pixel Density 339 PPI 264 PPI
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
ChipsetChipset
Brand Amazon Apple
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Apple A8X
Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 Triple-core 1.5 GHz Typhoon
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
GPU Adreno 330 PowerVR GXA6850 (octa-core graphics)
CameraCamera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Front Camera Resolution 0.72 MP 1.2 MP
Dual Camera
Video
Camera Features Autofocus, Touch Focus, Flash, Geo-Tagging Autofocus
GeneralGeneral
Operating System Android iOS
OS Version Android OS (Jelly Bean - customized) iOS 8.1, up to iOS 9.0.2
Weight 374 g 437 g
Dimensions 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
Thickness 6.1mm
StorageStorage
Internal Storage 16 GB 16 GB
Card Slot No No
Other 16/32/64GB storage, no card slot 16GB storage, no card slot
CommunicationCommunication
SIM Card Slots Single SIM
SIM Card Type Nano-SIM
Bluetooth Yes v4.0, A2DP, EDR
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes
NFC No
ConnectivityConnectivity
2G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G
HSDPA
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G
LTE
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - A1567
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS (4G model)
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (3G/LTE model only)
GPRS
EDGE
Radio
BatteryBattery
Battery Capacity No 8600 mAh
Battery Type Li-Ion Li-Po
Standby Time
Talk Time Up to 12 h Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Other FeaturesOther Features
Fingerprint Scanner
Waterproof
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro Accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Messaging Email, Push Email, IM iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Java No No
Other Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , MP4/VP8/H.263 player , MP3/WAV/AAC/OGG/E-AC-3 player , Document viewer , Photo viewer/editor , Free cloud storage for all Amazon content , Text-to-Speech English-language content reader Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , Siri natural language commands and dictation , iCloud cloud service , iCloud Keychain , TV-out , Maps , Audio/video player/editor , Organizer , Document viewer/editor , Photo viewer/editor , Voice memo/dial/command , Predictive text input
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