A balanced review should address hardware specs, the operating system as well as the content eco-system that feeds the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
Dozens of Android tablets have been manufactured, however, only a few have become popular among the masses. According to a recent study, the Amazon Kindle Fire is more popular than the Barnes and Noble Nook, the Samsung Galaxy and the Google Nexus 7 tablets, among Americans. But how does the latest Kindle Fire HDX compare to the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display and Google Nexus 7 tablets? The Kindle Fire HDX Review by TabletXRay.com compares and contrasts different specs of the three tablets in a unique and practical manner.
Something that the review highlights is that not all tech specs are equally important when someone is trying to decide between the 3 tablets. For example, the Google Nexus 7 tablet has Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless charging features whereas neither the Kindle Fire HDX nor the Apple iPads have them. But the question is, is someone going to purchase a Nexus 7 purely based on these 2 criteria? Another example is the minor differences in battery life. Amazon boasts 11 hours of mixed use and 17 hours when used for reading. In comparison, the other two have 9-10 hour battery lives. But should a consumer buy the Kindle because it has 1-2 hours more battery life? The answer is no, there are other important features to consider. The full scoop of the Kindle Fire review and comparison can be found on http://tabletxray.com/kindle-fire-hdx-vs-new-apple-ipad-vs-google-nexus-spec-comparison/
According to this comparison, one of the biggest advantages of the Kindle Fire HDX is in the price of the device and the content that goes in it. The tablet itself is $170 (16 GB Wi Fi only model) to $320 (64 GB Wi Fi + 4G LTE model) cheaper than the Apple iPad Mini. In addition, according to various studies, music albums, movie rentals and purchases, eBooks as well as apps are generally cheaper at the Amazon digital store compared to the Apple iTunes store. This is not to say that all MP3 albums or all movie rentals are cheaper with Amazon, but that a certain percentage is cheaper at Amazon compared to iTunes. Savings may be as little as penny or a few dollars, nevertheless in the long run, the savings can be significant as more and more content is consumed. The more videos downloaded, the more Kindle books read, the more apps purchased, the greater the savings over the years.
In addition to money savings, the 3rd generation Fire HDX tablets are also superior when the overall picture quality and processor (CPU)/RAM speeds are concerned. However, the Kindle doesn’t win all the comparisons compared to the iPad and the Nexus. One major drawback of both 7” and 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets, at least in some people’s minds, is the ‘Amazon-centric’ nature of the operating system (OS). Even though it’s based on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, it’s heavily modified and some of the core Android features are lost. Some people don’t appreciate this because it limits their ability to purchase content from the Google Play Store. The Top 5 Limitations of the Kindle Fire, addressing these potential drawbacks is an essential read for anyone considering buying a tablet this holiday season.
In addition Kindle Fire 7" review, they also review the 8.9” Fire HDX tablet while comparing it to the Apple iPad Air and Google Nexus 10.