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

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

phone

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Remove phone

Posted: 06 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.2.2)Android (4.0) 
Dimensions8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm) 
Weight11.25 oz (319 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
20 oz (567 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.0 inches8.9 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1920 x 1200 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.

189 ppi254 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.

Super Clear LCDIPS LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.3 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.

Samsung Exynos 4 DualTI OMAP4470 
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, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorARM Mali-400 MP4PowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHz 
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.

1536 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage26.16 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time42.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1200 min)
  
Talk time (3G)24.00 hours
the average is 32 h (1940 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)40.4 days (970 hours)
the average is 50 days (1200 h)
  
Capacity4450 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackDolby Digital Plus 
SpeakersEarpiece, Stereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, 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.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassWi-Fi positioning 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
HDMI Yes 
OtherTV-Out, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced03 Jun 201306 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
Accessories USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide 
MSRP price $ 299 

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

Latest stories