Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Bigger screen 10.1" vs 8.9" Around 15% bigger screen
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

Reasons to consider the
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

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Significantly higher resolution screen 1920 x 1200 vs 1280 x 800 2.2x higher resolution screen
Thinner 8.8 mm vs 9.7 mm Around 10% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Faster web browser 1,412ms vs 2,150ms Around 35% faster web browser

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
Screen size 10.1" 8.9"
Pixel density 149 ppi 254 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight LED backlight
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

form factor

Size 175.3 x 256.5 x 9.7 mm 240 x 164 x 8.8 mm
Weight 590 g 567 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes

features

Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
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