Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE, Galaxy Note 8.0 Mid-Size Tablet Comparison
Mobile tablets are offered today in many sizes, allowing users to choose the device that best suits their needs. Larger tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be too large for some people. Smaller tablets such as the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 may not be large enough for others.
If you're looking for a mid-sized tablet, you may be looking at Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 are tablets that fit within the 7-inch and 10-inch tablet range.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE offers an 8.9- HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, video playback of up to 1080p. The LCD uses IPS (in-plane switching technology) with anti-glare. The tablet comes in two storage sizes, either 32 GB or 64 GB and has 1GB RAM. For connectivity, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE offers Wi-Fi and 4G LTE capability. The OS on the tablet is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor.
In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has a quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It comes in storage capacities of 16 GB and 32GB and has 2GB RAM. The microSD slot allows for extra storage, up to 64 GB, unlike the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE, which has no card slot. The 8-inch HD display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 uses TFT technology (thin-film transistor) and has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with 1080p video playback. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is Wi-Fi-capable, no LTE at this time.
When purchasing a tablet, it's always a good idea to determine what your primary use of the tablet will be. Knowing this, along with reviewing the device's specifications will help you decide which tablet best suits your needs. The 32 GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE retails for $399. The Galaxy Note 8.0 retails at $399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model.
Samsung prepping Galaxy Note 8.0 in sleek brown color?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, currently available, only comes in one color: white. But will Samsung soon release the tablet's next color?
iPad 5, iPad mini 2 Competitor Enters Tablet Market, Kindle Fire HD 10-inch Coming Next
Apple is suffering release delays with its iPad 2 mini and iPad 5 tablets, while more competitor tablets like Kindle Fire HD 10-inch enter the market.
Acer Iconia A1 Tab vs. Galaxy Note 8: Specs Showdown
Acer announces its summer lineup of products, including a new 8-inch tablet, the Acer Iconia A1.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0: New Colors Coming (Price & Specs)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may be coming out with new color schemes — namely gray and red.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 vs. Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Specs, Benchmark Comparisons
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus recently received the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean software update, which will run on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. Although the devices run the same software, they are clearly distinct in specs comparisons and benchmark tests.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
iOS 11 Plagued with Untested Bugs and Early Adoption Pitfalls
Reports of nagging iOS 11 issues have started pouring in just a day after the software was released by Apple on supported devices.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
‘Resident Evil 7: Not A Hero DLC’ First Gameplay Trailer Leaks Online
First gameplay trailer pertaining to RE7: Not A Hero DLC has just leaked on YouTube.