Monday, October 29, 2012

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD - A General Comparison in 5 Aspects

Soon after Amazon's attempt to fight against The new iPad 3 with large-size Kindle Fire HD, Apple fights back by releasing long-rumored iPad mini to compete with Kindle Fire HD in 7-inch tablet market. As a consequence, the topic of Kindle Fire HD vs iPad mini has stirred heating discussion. In fact, even before the release of iPad mini, people are looking forward to the battle of Kindle Fire HD vs iPad mini. Though people are not sure which one will be the winner in the battle of iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD, they do know that the battle will last for quite a while.

For users who are looking for 7-inch tablet, they are in a dilemma of choosing between Kindle Fire HD, one of the best 7-inch tablets in the world and iPad mini, the mini and latest version of iPad tablet. Just as the battle of iPad mini vs Nexus 7, the battle of iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD is also a closing one that either side can win by a narrow margin. Therefore, this post will compare Kindle Fire HD with iPad mini in 5 aspects so that users can not only choose the tablets that suit them most but also make their own judgment over the winner in the battle of iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD.     

1. iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Processor

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Processor

The processor to the tablet is what brain to human beings. The processor not only decides the performance of the device in running program but also the running speed and CPU occupancy of the device. To this extent, processor is a core element in judging the tablets. In this aspect, both Kindle Fire HD and iPad mini are dual-core devices. Kindle Fire HD gets a 1.2Hz OMAP 4470 processor while iPad mini sports dual-core 1.0Hz A5 processor. To this extent, Kindle Fire HD seems to be a winner in this battle. After all, the A5 processor which was used in iPad 2 one year ago is not powerful enough to compete with the latest dual-core one which can even compete with some quad-core processors in performance.

2. iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Camera

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Camera

With the advancement of science and technology, tablet is becoming a more and more powerful multimedia tool at present. Therefore, the ability of a tablet to shot vivid photos or enjoy HD videos turns out to be concerned by all. To this extent, iPad mini is the winner in the battle of iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD. Kindle Fire HD only sports 1.3-megapixel front facer that is barely enough to make video calls. Compared with it, the 1.2-megapixel front facer and 5-megapixel rear camera in iPad mini seems to be much more attractive. Besides that, iSight camera of iPad mini can always bring users extraordinary photographing experience.

3. iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Wi-Fi

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Wi-Fi

Now as Internet is playing a more and more important role in people's daily entertainment, people are spending more time surfing the Internet with their portable devices than with their computer. Therefore, the better Internet connection a tablet can get; the more chances it wins to gain market success. In terms of Wi-Fi, the dual Wi-Fi antennas, dual Band Kindle Fire HD can not only provide enjoy fast connect speed but also switch between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies. It is said that Kindle Fire is the tablet with best Wi-Fi function provided in the world. Moreover, Kindle Fire HD even beats iPad 3 in Wi-Fi test carried out by CNET.

4. iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Screen

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Screen

The advantages iPad tablets gained over other tablets in display were perhaps the only reasons for some users to make the purchase. However, this time, it is Kindle Fire HD's turn to win the battle. Kindle Fire HD sports a 7-inch screen running at 1280x800 with pixel density halts at 216 ppi. iPad mini only gets a 7.9-inch display owning a resolution of "1024x768", making its pixel density 162 ppi only. The display of iPad mini turns out to be a complete failure when compared with that of Kindle Fire HD. Besides that, the display turns out to be a big disappointment of iPad mini.

5. iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Price

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD: Price

An important reason for the existence and popularity of non-iPad tablets is that not everyone can afford or willing to pay the price of iPad tablet. Therefore, a reasonable price of iPad mini would make it tablet killer. However, iPad mini is available with 329 dollars while Kindle Fire HD is only sold for 199 dollars. To this extent, Kindle Fire HD will definitely win the heart of those economic buyers with over 100-dollar price margin. Therefore, Kindle Fire HD wins another round in the battle of iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD.

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