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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T)

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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (AT&T) Remove phone

Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSAndroid (4.0)Android (4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UX UI 
Dimensions9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm)10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches (257 x 175 x 10 mm) 
Weight20 oz (575 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
20.7 oz (587 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi149 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 LCDSuper PLS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera 3 megapixels 
Features Autofocus, Smile detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes 
Camcorder 1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 Plus MSM8960 
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, Krait 
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHzAdreno 225 
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 RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time 26.0 days (624 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
 
Capacity 7000 mAh 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesDolby Digital PlusAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakers  
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, 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 positioningA-GPS 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBProprietary 
Features Mass storage device, USB Host 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
Notifications Flight mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Other Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced06 Sep 201228 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
AccessoriesUSB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide  
MSRP price$ 499  

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