Nexus 9 vs. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 – Similarities brings dilemma

By Peter Chubb - Oct 20, 2014

Google finally announced the Nexus 9 last week after months of speculation, and while we have joined several other websites comparing this new Android tablet to the Galaxy Tab S of equivalent size, along with the iPad mini 3, we seem to have forgotten about another new Android tablet. The device in question is the 2014 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

Nexus 9 vs. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 – Even though there are a few differences between the two tablets, along with different branded hardware, you will be surprised at the similarities. Those similarities could make life a little tough for you because their similar price will also bring a dilemma to your thought process of which tablet would be the right choice for you.

Nexus 9 similar to Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Both tablets make use of an 8.9-inch display, the Nexus 9 an IPS LCD TFT Display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 compared to the HDX 8.9 with its same size screen and a resolution of 2560 x1600. Processor wise, we have an NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz processor compared to a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU. Both tablets have 2GB of RAM, while the former has a choice of 16GB and 32GB, and the latter has those two as well as a 64GB storage option.

The Google HTC Nexus 8.9 comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, as does the all-new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, although the former has a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera compared to HD camera shooter at the front for the latter.

You can see a full list of specs of the Nexus 9 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 on their respective stores, but we can tell you the starting price for Google’s latest tablet is $399.99, while Amazon’s starts at $379.00.

How will you make your choice, will you go on the specs, although very similar, price, again very close to one another, or maybe looks, seeing as though the Nexus 9 does have the edge with that thinner bezel?

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Nexus 9 vs. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

  • mchance10

    There’s some great options for Android tablets at — T a b l e t M a x x – which offers several new models that are particularly impressive in terms of low price and the latest technology… including Xiaomi’s Tegra K1 powered MiPad – 64GB edition for $319, which rivals the Nexus 9 – 32GB edition that is nearly twice the price — also new is the 9.7″ Teclast P98 Air for $269, which is as thin as the new iPad Air and also outmatches its performance with a new octa core – Cortex-A15 processor with a 64-core GPU… worth checking out