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Fire HD 8 vs Galaxy Tab A (2016) 7.0: comparative

The comparison with the Fire HD 8 that we leave you today is a somewhat special case, because we will face on this occasion with a somewhat more expensive tablet, but that, after all, remains one of the most popular options within the basic range: the Galaxy Tab A (2016) 7.0. The question this time is going to be, therefore, if it can be worthwhile to us or do not pay a little more to get the Samsung tablet and in which sections are going to gain if we do so, that is what we will try to help you see reviewing the technical specifications of both.

Design

While the Fire has evolved enough from its predecessors and is a much more stylish tablet, there are still some differences with the tablet from Samsung , which is worthwhile to note, as it is the home button physical which, like all Koreans devices, includes this. Anywhere we find premium materials, obviously, but the two leave us good finishes.

Dimensions

In the section on dimensions we have important differences, especially in what refers to the size (21.4 x 12.8 cm front 18.69 x 10.88 cm) and weight (341 grams against 283 grams), but you have to keep in mind that this is due largely to the fact that the screen of the tablet from Amazon is an inch bigger. Thickness, in fact, are quite close (8.9 mm compared with 9.2 mm).

tablet fire de 8 pulgadas

Screen

The most important difference in the screen section is the aforementioned size (8 inch to 7 inch), since both use the same aspect ratio (16:10, optimized for video playback) and have the same resolution (1280 x 800). However, by the fact of being larger, the density of pixels in the tablet of Amazon, logically, is less (189-PPI front 216 PPI).

Performance

Tie in the performance section is virtually absolute, at least if we limit ourselves to the technical specifications: the Samsung tablet mounted a processor from Qualcomm and Amazon a Mediatek, but their characteristics are similar (four cores and 1.3 GHz maximum frequency) and the two accompanying them with 1.5 GB memory RAM. It must be taken into account, that Yes, that the Fire uses its own version of Android as an operating system.

Storage capacity

In terms of storage capacity already that we did not find any difference, since the two we are going to have 16 GB of internal memory and slots for micro-SDcard, which gives us the possibility of getting more space externally if us falls short.

Nueva Galaxy Tab A

Cameras

Although probably not the most important of his victories, since an average user is not going to make much use of the camera of a tablet, there is to say, for those who are particularly interested in this issue, which the Samsung tablet is clearly superior (5 MP 2 MPfront).

Autonomy

The Fire part thanks to its battery has one much greater capacity than the Galaxy Tab A, with 4750 mAh 4000 mAh and the first the second with an important advantage in this section. You know anyway, that this is only half of the equation and that consumption is just as important, so it cannot be concluded which of the two will be winning until we do not have detailed data from independent tests for the tablet from Amazon.

Price

I already noticed at the beginning that let us with the Samsung tablet will cost us something else, since it is sold for prices that they are around 150 euros, while the Amazon price is 110euros. As always, it is already a personal assessment if it may be us or not worth paying the difference in price that buy the Galaxy Tab A.

The article Fire HD 8 vs Galaxy Tab A (2016) 7.0: comparative was published in TabletZona.

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