The Amazon Kindle Fire HD comes with two variants of displays: the 8.9-inch variant and the 7-inch variant, but we’ll talk about the second option. This tablet is very cheap, but it’s generous in terms of features and applications. On the other hand, the Asus Google Nexus 7 is lighter and thinner than its predecessors, and it’s also very cheap. But we’ll compare both devices to see if they’re worth their prices.
Displays and designs
As you deducted from the introduction, today we’ll present you two tablets with a 7-inch display – the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, which has an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen that renders a resolution of 800×1280 pixels; and the Asus Google Nexus 7, whose display – a LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, supports the same resolution.
In terms of weight, the Kindle Fire HD is weighting 395 grams and measures 193x137x10.3 mm, while the Nexus 7 weights 5 grams more, and comes with these dimensions: 198.5x120x10.5 mm.
Hardware and operating systems
The Kindle Fire HD is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core Cortex A9 processor and it has a TI OMAP 4460 chipset. There are three variants of unexpandable internal memories that you can choose from: 16 GB, 32GB and 64GB.
The Nexus 7 comes with the same processor, but it has an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset and two available variants of internal storage: 16GB and 32GB, also unexpandable.
Both tablets are Androids, only that Kindle Fire HD runs on a customized version of the OS, while the Nexus 7 is running on the 4.1 Jelly Bean version – upgradeable to the 4.3 version. Both devices have 1 GB of RAM.
None of the tablets have a secondary camera, but the Kindle Fire HD’s camera is of 1.3 MP, while the Nexus 7’s camera is slightly less advanced, of only 1.2 MP.
On amazon.com, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB variant costs 169 dollars, and the 32 GB variant costs 269 dollars. The Google Nexus 7 16GB variant can be bought at the price of 205 dollars, while the 32 GB variant costs 230 dollars.
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