x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Google Nexus 10

Amazon Kindle Fire Remove phone

phone
PA Rating - 7.5
User Rating - 6.8

Posted: 28 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

Google Nexus 10 Remove phone

phone
PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 9.3

Posted: 29 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2) 
Dimensions7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm) 
Weight14.57 oz (413 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
21.27 oz (603 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

170 ppi300 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTrue RGB Real Stripe PLS 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesScratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera 1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4Samsung Exynos 5 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzDual core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 
Graphics processor ARM Mali-T604 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

512 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 29 days (692 h)
 
Capacity 9000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced28 Sep 201129 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price $ 399 

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories