Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad Air
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is lighter than Air—literally. In fact, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is a full 20% lighter than iPad Air. The Kindle Fire HDX display also has nearly one million more pixels than iPad Air, giving it a best-in-class pixel density of 339 ppi (vs. 264 ppi on iPad Air).

"I'm a big fan of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX. A huge fan. I like it because
I feel that Amazon now makes a better tablet than Apple."
  — ZDNet

"...the HDX 8.9 is light. Absurdly light. Dumb light. It makes the already featherweight
one-pound iPad Air feel like it's made out of lead by comparison."
 — Gizmodo

"The Fire HDX beat out iPad Air in brightness, screen reflectance, and absolute color
accuracy—all of which are key to a enjoyable tablet experience."
 — Wired

The reviews are in: higher resolution, lighter weight, on-device tech support with the revolutionary "Mayday" button, Dolby Audio, and more—all for $120 less than iPad Air.
Kindle Fire HDXiPad Air
$120 less than iPad

Screen Size
2560 x 1600
2048 x 1536
Pixel Density
339 ppi
Nearly one million more pixels
than iPad Air
264 ppi

13.2 oz
20% lighter than iPad Air
16 oz

Battery Life
12 hours mixed use
10 hours mixed use
2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU
Apple A7, 64bit
HD front-facing and 8MP rear-facing
HD front-facing and 5MP rear-facing
Audio &
Dual stereo speakers +
Dolby Digital Plus
Dual stereo speakers
Tech Support
On-device "Mayday" button
+ email, web, and phone
In-store, web, and phone
Parental Controls
With Kindle FreeTime, parents can create individual profiles, set daily screen limits, and restrict certain content types. Web browsing and content purchases are also disabled
Restrict access to certain apps, features, and content types
Kindle Fire HDXiPad Air