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Differences between the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HD

Part of the Kindle Fire HDX For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Kindle Fire HD was the second generation of Kindle Fire. The new HDX device adds several great features and improvements over the Kindle Fire HD. The following table helps you understand the differences between the devices so that you can decide which to purchase, or get up to speed on new features fast.

Kindle Fire HDX 7" and 8.9"Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Library buttons on Home Screen  
Books Books
Music Music
Video Videos
Newsstand Newsstand
Docs Docs
Apps Apps
Web Web
Shop Shop
Games Games
Audiobooks Audiobooks
Photos Photos
Offers Offers
   

Features

 
Parental Controls/Kindle Free Time Parental Controls/Kindle FreeTime
Built-in Wi-Fi; 4G LTE with the Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE model only Built-in Wi-Fi; 4G LTE with the Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE model only
Prime Instant Video Prime Instant Video
1920 x 1200 resolution on 7"; 2560 x 1600 resolution on 8.9" 1280 x 800 high-definition touchscreen
16, 32, or 64GB 16 or 32GB
Included power adapter and micro USB cable Included Micro USB cable (no power adapter)
10.7 or 13.2 ounces 13.9 ounces
7.3" x 5" x 0.35 or 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.31" 7.6" x 5.4" x 0.4"
Micro USB connector port Micro USB connector port; HDMI port
11–12-hour battery life 10-hour battery life
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Gorilla-glass display with reduced glare Gorilla-glass display with reduced glare
Dolby Digital Plus Audio, dual stereo speakers Dolby Digital Plus audio
Dual band antenna for faster downloads Dual band antenna for faster downloads
Quad core 2.2 GHz 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor
Integrated support for Facebook and Twitter Integrated support for Facebook and Twitter
Front- and rear-facing camera on 8.9" model; front only on 7" model Front-facing HD camera
Dual microphones on 8.9" model Microphone
Sponsored screensavers Sponsored screensavers
Unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content Unlimited Cloud storage for Amazon content
Read to Me Text-to-Speech; Immersive Reading Read to Me Text-to-Speech
X-Ray for Books, Music, and Movies X-Ray for Books and Movies
Accelerometer and gyroscope for gaming; ambient light sensor Accelerometer and gyroscope for gaming
New and improved accessibility features including Screen Reader and Screen Magnifier Voice Guide, Explore by Touch
   
Apps  
Mail Mail
Contacts Contacts
Calendar Calendar
Calculator Calculator
Skype Skype (free download)
Silk browser Silk browser
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