Kindle Fire News, Reviews and Updates, October 17th, 2011:
Kindle Fire vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab
Comparative analysis of Kindle Fire vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 shows that there is a huge hardware gap between the two.
Clearly, Fire is meant to satisfy the needs of an average, non-geek consumer. The Galaxy Tab, on the other hand, is more suitable for techies.
Amazon Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab
|Kindle Fire||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1|
|Operating System||Amazon Modified Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)|
|Screen Size||7 inches||10.1 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 600 pixels||1280 × 800 pixels|
|Weight||413 g||565 g|
|Storage Capacity||8 GB||16 GB or 32 GB|
|Camera||None||3 MP rear and 2 MP front camera|
|Battery Life||8 hours||10 hours|
|Price||$199||$499 – 599|
|Dimensions (HWD)||7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches||10.1 x 6.9 x 0.34 inches|
While comparing Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, you will find that although both the devices have WiFi, the new Amazon tablet lacks in 3G connectivity.
Moreover, unlike the Galaxy Tab, Fire does not include features like GPS, Bluetooth, camera and microphone.
Plus, it has less storage capacity and relies more on WiFi for free cloud storage for all the Amazon content. In addition, as compared to the 1 GB RAM of Samsung Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire has 512 MB RAM.
Fire, on the other hand, has the advantage of easy access to the Amazon multimedia library consisting of a wide variety of books, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, etc. You can also stream movies and TV shows.
Moreover, it offers access to Amazon Appstore and limited Android apps. It does not provide access to the Android Market, though. Samsung Galaxy, however, gives you access to more than 60,000 apps from the Android Market.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, with such an amazing screen size is thinner and lighter than most other tablet computers available in the market.
Here’s a video showing comparison of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple iPad. To compare iPad with the Amjazon tablet, read our article on Kindle Fire vs iPad.
Coming back to the Amazon Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab comparison, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 wins hands down.
However, if you are looking for an inexpensive tablet computer for basic purposes like light web surfing, reading emails, and multimedia consumption, the $199 Kindle Fire with its huge content offering is definitely a great buy.