iPad Mini vs Kindle Fire HD – Comparison

Stuck between the Kindle Fire LTE and the iPad Mini ? Read this simple comparison to help decide between the two tablets.

kindle fire vs ipad mini

Display :

iPad Mini:

  • 7.85-inch (diagonal) display LED-backlit
  • Multi-Touch display
  • IPS technology
  • 1024×768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Kindle Fire LTE:

  • 8.9″ 10 point capacitive touch high-definition color display
  • 1920×1200 resolution at 254 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • IPS technology
  • Advanced polarizing filter
  • Anti-glare technology

Processor :

iPad Mini:

  • A5 dual core chip
Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Dual-core, 1.5GHz OMAP4470

Camera and Video:

iPad Mini:

FaceTime camera:

  • 1.2MP photos
  • 720p HD video
  • FaceTime video calling over Wi-Fi or Cellular
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging

iSight Camera:

  • 5MP photos
  • Autofocus
  • Face detection
  • Backside illumination
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Tap to focus video or still images
  • Tap to control exposure for video or still images
  • Photo and video geotagging

Video recording:

  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Video stabilisation
  • Face detection
  • Tap to focus while recording
  • Backside illumination
Kindle Fire LTE:

Front facing camera:

  • 1.3 MP
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face and smile detection

No secondary camera

Ports and Connectivity :

iPad Mini:

  • Lightning connector
  • Headphone jack

Kindle Fire LTE

  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector)

Battery :

iPad Mini:

  • Built-in 16.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on WiFi, watching video or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using mobile data network
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Kindle Fire LTE

  • Not specified

Sensors:

iPad Mini:

  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Digital Compass
Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Digital compass

Location Services :

iPad Mini:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Mobile data

Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Assisted-GPS

Audio Playback:

iPad Mini:

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store),HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Kindle Fire LTE

  • Stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine

TV and Video:

iPad Mini:

  • AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
  • AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter; video playback up to 1080p (sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640×480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280×720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Micro-HDMI (micro-D connector) port for high-definition video output to televisions or A/V receivers

Accessibility :

iPad Mini:

  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Not specified

Connectivity :

iPad Mini:

  • Model A1454
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
  • Model A1455
    • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • Data only
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Kindle Fire LTE:

  • Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)
  • Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication

Storage and Pricing :

iPad Mini: Available on Apple

  • 16GB – $459.00
  • 32GB – $559.00
  • 64GB – $659.00
Kindle Fire LTE : Available on Amazon

  • 32GB – $499.00
  • 64GB – $599.00

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