Yesterday I left a first comparison where we put face to face the two AmazonFire tablets, and today is already up to the new Fire HD 8 deal with basic range of third-party models, starting with the Tab3 of 8-inch Lenovo. What are strong or weak from each of these points? Which of the two it leaves us a better quality/price ratio? We will try to help you decide what reviewing the technical specifications of both.
With regard to the design we have two relatively classical tablets, aimed at use in position portrait, without quite stylized and physical buttons with rather small side frames for easy grip, although that could maybe point that the tablet of Amazon has a few more straight lines, while the Lenovo are softer. The important thing, in any case, in tablets of this kind, is that with the two we have a satisfactory finish.
Also there are differences too notable in what regard to them dimensions, starting because have a size almost identical (21.4 by 12.8 cm front 21 by 12.5 cm). Its thickness is also very similar, although is can appreciate that it Tab3 is something more fine (9.2 mm front 8.9 mm), and that also carries a small advantage with regard to the weight (341 grams front 329 grams). In any case, we have differences that may well go unnoticed in contact with tablets.
As for the screen, here already that we have an absolute tie, with two screens of 8 inches and HD (1280 x 800) resolution, which is the maximum that we can expect from tablets of their price, which is, obviously, that they also have the same density of pixels (189 PPI). Nothing in this section, therefore, that you can help us to tilt the balance of one or other side.
In the performance section we find the two installed processors of Mediatek’s with the same frequency (1.3 GHz) quad-core, which leaves us with a fairly balanced situation in terms of power. Tab3, however, takes advantage in terms of RAM memory, reaching the 2 GB, versus the 1.5 GB which is a Fire. There are that have in has, in all case, that the tablet of Amazon runs its own version of Android, what can assume some difference with regard to fluidity.
Capacity of storage
We return to a situation of full equality in the section on storage capacity, since the two offer us 16 GB of storage capacity, expandable externally through card micro-SD, which is usually right now, on the other hand, in the basic range.
Unless we have very clear that we will use our tablet camera much, we always recommend to not pay too much attention to this point, but for those of you that are really important, must be put on record that the victory would be for the Tab3, both for what it does to the main camera (2MP front 5 MP) and frontal (0.3 MP 2 MPfront).
We don’t have detailed tests of autonomy that will allow us to also compare the consumption and definitive conclusions, but given the similar characteristics (especially with a screen of the same size and resolution), a priori is reasonable to give as a favorite to the Fire, whose battery has a capacity significantly greater (4750 mAh face 4200 mAh) without which none of their characteristics give us reason to believe that your consumption should be also significantly higher.
As have seen, us found with two tablets of features very similar, each a with their own points strong and weak, by what the difference of price, although small, can be significant: it Fire HD 8 is sold by 110 euros, while it Tab3 8 is sold by around 130 euros (the price varies here something more, depending on the Distributor).
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