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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE vs Dell XPS 10

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE Remove phone

Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Dell XPS 10 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Windows (RT) 
Dimensions9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm)9.75 x 6.98 x 0.36 inches (247.7 x 177.3 x 9.2 mm) 
Weight20 oz (575 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
22.40 oz (635 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels1366 x 768 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.

254 ppi155 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 LCDLCD 
Screen-to-body ratio59.18 %64.03 % 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder Yes 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels2 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 OMAP4470Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 
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, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHzYes 
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.

1024 MB RAM  
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesDolby Digital Plus  
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Technology
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
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.

A-GPS, Wi-Fi positioningGPS 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0Yes 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)Yes 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncOTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced06 Sep 201223 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
AccessoriesUSB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide  
MSRP price$ 499$ 500 

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