Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch vs Apple iPad Mini With Retina Display Comparison


The tablet market is very competitive and it looks like every major tech company has a product that fits into this category and today we will go over two premium devices made by Apple and Amazon. The entry level tablets ship with a 7 inch display but in case you are looking to buy a bigger and better device we have just the right ones for you. For the price of $400 you can either buy Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch or Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina display. Right now we will pin the two devices against each other and see which one deserves its money in terms of display and performance.

Hardware Performance

In terms of performances the tablets are almost equals, even though Amazon’s tablet is equipped with a quad-core processor, Apple’s tablet performs slightly better because it features the company’s own dual-core A7 processor which is the first ever 64-bit processor designed for ARM-based tablets. The performance difference isn’t that big but overall the iPad Mini wins. Now onto the battery, both devices are renowned for having long battery lives. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch boasts with over ten hours of running time under mixed usage while the iPad Mini with Retina is able to provide up to twelve hours of mixed usage.


The iPad Mini with Retina Display is the first of its kind to feature Retina technology and because of that its display ships with a higher native resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, while on the other hand Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch features an even bigger pixel resolution of 2560 x 1600. In terms of pixels Amazon’s display has a slight advantage but it’s undoubtedly better than Apple’s Retina display because it’s able to render high quality pictures and because of its accurate color representation.


While we went over only two major aspects of the tablets, it’s clear in which departments these devices win. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch is the perfect choice for customers that are looking for a bigger tablet while Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina is the best device for power users because of its impressive hardware performances and longer battery lifetime.

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