Amazon and Apple are two companies known for releasing popular tablets, today we’re going to talk about the Amazon Fire HD 10 and Apple iPad Air 2 and compare their specs, hoping that you will take the right decision based on your preferences.
The Fire HD 10 measures 262x159x7.7mm and weights 432 grams. It has a cheap plastic body with a big Amazon logo on its back. On the other hand, the iPad Air 2 measures 240×169.5×6.1mm and weights either 444grams (3G/LTE variant) or 437grams (Wi-Fi variant), but it’s made of aluminum and it looks much better.
The Fire HD 10 comes with an IPS LCD display of 10.1-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×800 pixels at 1490ppi. The iPad Air 2 comes with a smaller IPS LCD display of 9.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Fire HD 10 tablet features a MediaTek chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM. The iPad Air 2 has an Apple A8X chipset, a triple-core Typhoon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR GXA6850 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The Fire HD 10 has been released in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, in addition, you are able to expand this storage up to 128GB using a microSD card slot. The iPad Air 2 doesn’t support a card slot for storage expansion, which means that you will be stuck with one of these variants with capacities of 16GB, 64GB or 128GB.
The Fire HD 10 tablet sports a primary camera of 5MP that’s found on the rear side of the handset and a secondary camera of 720p that’s found on the front side. On the other hand, the iPad Air 2 has a better primary camera of 8MP, while the secondary camera is very weak, supporting only 1.2MP.
The battery that is powering the Fire HD 10 can hold the device alive up to 8 hours. According to Apple, the battery that the iPad Air 2 comes with offers 12 hours of mixed usage.