Spec showdown: Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7-inch) vs. Google Nexus 7

kindle fire hd 7 vs nexus 7 tablets
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In addition to a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader and the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch, Amazon also updated its 7-inch Kindle Fire, which sports a new high-definition display. The Kindle Fire HD 7-inch now has the specs to go fully head-to-head against Google’s popular Nexus 7. And to sweeten the deal, Amazon now offers 16GB and 32GB storage options for the 7-inch Fire HD, as well as new e-mail features, and an “HD” front-facing camera with custom Skype functionality. All said, it’s a pretty impressive little tablet. Below, we’ve put the full specs of the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch up agains the Google Nexus 7. Which one would you choose?

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch vs. Google Nexus 7
  Kindle Fire HD 7-inch Google Nexus 7
Price $200/$250 $200/$250
Thickness 10.3 mm 10.45 mm
Weight 394g 340g
OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (unmodified)
System Chip TI OMAP 4 (1.2GHz dual-core) NVIDIA Tegra 3 (quad-core)
Storage 16/32GB 8/16 GB
SD card slot No No
Microphone Yes Yes
Camera “HD” front-facing only 1.2 MP front-facing only
Max. battery 11 hrs 8 hrs
Chargers Micro USB (computer/wall charger) Micro USB (wall charger only)
4G No No
Wi-Fi 2.4 and 5GHz dual-band 802.11 b/g/n
Screen size 7 inches, IPS 7 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
Pixel density 216 PPI 216 PPI
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Speakers Dolby Stereo Dual/stereo
NFC No Yes
GPS No Yes
App store Amazon  Google Play

Correction: A number of stats were incorrect, and have been corrected. We have also added some addition stats. (Thanks, Nick!)


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