Apple iPad 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, all are very promising tablets and come with a pretty good hardware. Let’s see how a comparison between them goes.
The main reason behind Apple’s success is because of the fabulous screen that their devices offer and the Apple iPad 3 is no exception with a 9.7 inch LED-backlit IPS which is equipped with the famous Retina Display technology sports a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels and a pixel density of nearly 264 ppi.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD also features a 7.0 inch IPS TFT display which has a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and almost 216 ppi pixel density. However, it is worth mentioning that the multi touch in Kindle Fire HD has been enhanced to a great extent and can now handle up to 10 fingers flawlessly.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is available in two models,first is the 7.0 model which has a 7 inch PLS LCD with a resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels and a pixel density of nearly 170 ppi while second one is called ’10.1′ and as the name suggests, it has a 10.1 inch PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and nearly 149 ppi pixel density.
Processor And RAM
Apple iPad 3 has an Apple A5X Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 processor which when combined with the 1 GB RAM gives a User Experience to die for.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a TI OMAP 4460 Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 chip enabling the device to run most of the apps and games flawlessly while not compromising with the background processes.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is also not too far behind with a TI OMAP 4430 Dual-core 1 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM.
Just like most of the Apple products, Apple iPad 3 also comes with 16/32/64 GB of internal memory and of course no support for microSD cards.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD comes with only 16/32 GB of internal storage which can’t be extended with a microSD card, since there is no slot provided to insert one.
Even though, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes in multiple storage options of 8/16/32 GB storage and with support for microSD cards up to 32 GB, it definitely has an upper hand than Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Apple iPad 3 features a 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus rear camera and a VGA camera for video calling.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels primary camera and no secondary camera.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 on the other hand has a 3.15 MP 2048×1536 pixels primary camera and a secondary VGA camera.
Apple iPad 3 has 3G/4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, WiFi, GPS, USB v2.0 and TV-out.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a WiFi only tablet so there is no question of any cellular connectivity, however it does feature Bluetooth with A2DP, USB v2.0, HDMI port and surprisingly enough, no GPS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 on the other hand comes with 3G, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, HS Infrared port and USB v2.0.
Other Pros And Cons
Apple iPad 3-
Pros: Undoubtedly the UI is better than Android, ‘iCloud’ cloud service, Twitter integration and a 11,560 mAh Li-Po battery which provides a better battery life.
Cons: Weighs 652 g and no turn by turn navigation.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD-
Pros: Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement, Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, Facebook integration and Text-to-Speech English-language content reader.
Cons: UI has been customized beyond recognition.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2-
Pros: Stereo speakers, TouchWiz UX UI and support for SMS.
Cons: No special cons to mention.
You might have realized by now that Apple iPad 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, all three of them have marvelous hardware but absence of 4G LTE connectivity is a real deal breaker for us.
However, if you are an Android fan then the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will be a better choice for you when compared to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD/iPad 3. Our second best choice would be the Apple iPad 3.