Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire HDX: Pick the Slate You Would Want to Own

September 28, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Are you looking to buy a mini tablet which suits your needs? The moves in the tablet market are getting interesting as we approach the year end.

Affordable options are heading for the market, and that would make budget level customers smile.

After Google refreshed their Nexus lineup in July, Amazon has now made a tactical move by announcing three new tablet models. That calls for a bit of comparison. Let’s see how the Nexus 7 from Google would stand up against the upcoming Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon.

Amazon Kindle-Fire

The latest version of the Kindle Fire tablet has already been revealed by Amazon on Tuesday, and it has been put up for preorder.

The design of the new model is quite impressive, and it comes driven by with a powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 graphics. The faster processor makes the upcoming tablets from Amazon much better than their predecessors.

Outed in two display sizes, one of them is a 7 inch slate with 1920 x 1200 resolution, while the other is a 8.9 inch rig with 2560 x 1600 resolution. The device runs the latest Fire OS 3.0.

Sporting dimensions of 7.3 x 5 x 0.35 inches and 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.31 inches respectively, the devices can be picked in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants. Both the 7 inch and 8.9 inch models sport HD front facing camera for video calling facilities. Meanwhile, the 8.9 inch model has an 8MP rear camera too. Other features include a USB 2.0 port and a headphone jack.

It is clear that the company is looking to rival the current top selling models in the market with these new models. And, and the tech specifications of the HDX series could make the company proud too. The price tags of $229 (7-inch model) and $379 (8.9 inch variant) could make things easier too.


Meanwhile, the Google, Nexus 7 has a game up its sleeve, even as the Kindle tablets pose a challenge. The device comes with a good 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 graphics, and the 7 inch display has a resolution of 1920 x 1200.

Running the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, which makes it a good choice for the buyer, the device also sports awesome battery specs and promise to stay alive for a full 8 hour period.

On the connectivity front, the slate offers Wi-Fi and 4G. All of 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches in dimensions, the Nexus 7 also offers a 16 GB and a 32 GB variant.

The Nexus 7 boasts a 5 MP primary camera and a 1.2 MP secondary camera to support video calling. The device, which carries a price tag of $229, offers a micro USB port, SlimPort and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Going by the specs, the rival tablets  do tempt on an equal platform. But then, what would you want to own after all? Check them out and tell us your views.

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