Which to Buy Amazon Kindle Fire 7 or Google Nexus 7

Author:Jake | TIME:December 06,2017

Kindle Fire HDX 7 vs. Nexus 7

If you are looking for a tablet that offers a wide range of features at an affordable price, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and Google Nexus 7 should be the two of the best choices. Yet it is a little difficult to decide which to choose from these two 7-inch tablets. Casting aside brand loyalty and personal preference, there are some factors to compare for the better choice. And below we will go through a key comparison between Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and Nexus 7 tablet.


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch



Google Nexus 7





If budget is the most important factor you are concerned about, then Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 should be your choice without hasitation. At a cost-effective price of $54.99, Kindle Fire HDX 7 is much less expensive than Google Nexus 7 that costs $99.99, provided that each of them features a 7-inch display and 16 GB storage.




When it comes to the design of the tablets, we should first take a glance at the size and the weight. Both features a 7-inch display screen, with the Nexus 7 being slightly thinner and lighter. Besides, the Nexus 7 is a little taller while holding in portrait mode, while the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch is a little wider. The design of each presents their primary concept for creating the device: Nexus 7 for video in landscape mode while Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch for reading.




Both of the two tablets have processor that are manufactured by Qualcomm and feature four cores. The Fire HDX processor runs at a higher clock speed with 2 GB RAM and is a newer design that features faster graphics than that of a Nexus 7. And each of them offers a 1920x1080 display resolution, which makes them great for reading or entertaining.




If you expect for a camera from the tablet, then the Googles Nexus 7 is your final decision without any doubt as the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch does not offer a rear facing camera, though it does have a forward or web camera on it. The resolution of Kindle Fire’s web camera of Kindle is slightly lower than that of the Google Nexus 7, but it is good enough for video chats.



Battery Life

Both tablets have the same size and feature similar functions, it is natural to consider that they offer similar battery life. But the test result shows a different experience. When it comes to digital video playback, the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch has obvious advantage with a battery life of over ten hours while the Nexus 7 with only eight hours. Still, the results are also different if they run for games or book reading.



Software & Apps

The Nexus 7 is a plain vanilla Android installation, which makes it more responsive, faster to get updates to newer versions of Android and gives users much more flexibility in customizing their experience. While on the contrary, the Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch has an Amazon custom operating system that is built on top of an Android core. Users don't have the ability to customize the interface as much and are locked into Amazon's app store which has less options than the Google Play store.


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