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August 9, 2019

Amazon Fire HD vs Apple iPad mini: Side-by-Side Comparison

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  • No significant advantages
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  • Significantly less expensive than Apple iPad mini. Best price after discounts is currently $31.00 (view deals) compared to $109.99 for Apple iPad mini (view deals).
  • Significantly better display performance than Apple iPad mini
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Apple iPad mini vs. Amazon Fire HD: Side-by-Side Comparison
Winner
Apple iPad mini
Criteria
Amazon Fire HD
Winner
4.8
Overall Score
Overall Score
5.0
Overall Score
5.0 stars – View deals >
Pricing
5.0 stars – View deals >
5.0 stars – 1 review
Max Storage Capacity
5.0 stars – 1 review
3.0 stars – 1 review
Display Performance
5.0 stars – 1 review
5.0 stars – 1 review
Battery Performance
5.0 stars – 1 review
Apple iPad mini
$319.99 $109.99
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Amazon Fire HD
$101.32 $31.00
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Apple iPad mini vs. Amazon Fire HD: Comparison Details

Best Max Storage Capacity – Tie
5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple iPad mini's website, Apple iPad mini performs very well in terms of max storage capacity relative to other tablet stores.

The review site laptopmag.com gives Apple iPad mini excellent ratings for max storage capacity in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The iPad mini starts at $399 for 64GB of storage on the Wi-Fi version. Stepping up to 256GB means the device will cost $549.

The review site digitaltrends.com gives Apple iPad mini excellent ratings for max storage capacity in a review posted on its website. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

The iPad Mini comes in space gray, silver, and gold, and it starts at $400 for the base 64GB storage option. You can also get a 256GB model, but the price jumps to $549. It’s available for order now on Apple’s website.

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Last reviewed July 18, 2019. Read all 2 storage capacity reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire HD's website, Amazon Fire HD performs very well in terms of max storage capacity relative to other tablet stores.

The review site cnet.com gives Amazon Fire HD excellent ratings for max storage capacity in a review posted on its website. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The "all-new" Fire HD 8 tablet for 2018 is much more of a refresh than a major upgrade. Available in the same colors and chassis as the previous model, the latest Amazon Fire HD 8 adds a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p video, support for up to 400GB additional storage via its microSD slot and hands-free Alexa support even when your screen is in standby mode. It starts at the same cost as the last HD 8: $80 (£80) for the 16GB with built-in "special offer" ads, which you can buy out at any time for a flat $15 fee.

The review site trustedreviews.com gives Amazon Fire HD excellent ratings for max storage capacity in a review posted on its website. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

Despite its price, there are areas where the Fire HD 8 impresses. For example, it includes 16GB storage and there’s a 32GB model available, too. This was ample to allow for me to install a handful of data-greedy games; many sub-£150 tablets provide only 8GB. The Fire HD 8 also has a microSD slot on the side and supports card up to 400GB, an important extra if you want to load up some movies for a long plane journey.

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Last reviewed July 15, 2019. Read all 3 storage capacity reviews.

Apple iPad mini
$319.99 $109.99
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$101.32 $31.00
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Best Display Performance – Winner: Amazon Fire HD
3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Apple iPad mini's website, Apple iPad mini performs average to better than average in terms of display performance compared to other tablet stores.

Based on a review posted on expertreviews.co.uk, Apple iPad mini was rated as fairly average for display performance relative to competing tablet stores. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

Video can be shot at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 with a Full HD resolution. Quality is pretty good in brightly lit areas, with a decent amount of detail in the frame. In darker conditions, the sensor's limitations show up and noise creeps into the picture. Still, for occasional use, the mini is perfectly acceptable.

Based on a review posted on laptopmag.com, Apple iPad mini was rated as fairly average for display performance relative to competing tablet stores. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

When watching a 4K version of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on the iPad Air, I was giddy with the tablet's image quality. The red-and-blue hues of young Miles Morales' Spider-Man costume popped off the screen as he interrogated Peter B. Parker. Skipping around the movie, I stopped in awe when I saw the seafoam-green walls of Kingpin's Super Collider, which looked absolutely electric on the screen.

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Last reviewed July 18, 2019. Read all 2 display quality reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Amazon Fire HD's website, Amazon Fire HD performs average to better than average in terms of display performance compared to other tablet stores.

Based on a review posted on pcmag.com, Amazon Fire HD was rated as fairly average for display performance relative to competing tablet stores. Check out the entire review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

The Fire HD 10 fulfills Amazon's simple plan for its tablets: Like other Fires, it's an inexpensive ($149.99 with lock screen ads) way to consume your Amazon content. At first glance, it doesn't appear to be the barn-burning deal that the Fire HD 8 is, but it still offers plenty of bang for your buck. You get a sharp 1080p display, solid overall performance, and an easy-to-use UI that includes parental controls and Alexa voice assistant integration. The Fire HD 10 is simply the best 10-inch tablet for the price, earning it our Editors' Choice.

Based on a review posted on cnet.com, Amazon Fire HD was rated as fairly average for display performance relative to competing tablet stores. Check out the entire review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

Display isn't as sharp as the iPad's; to truly take advantage of what the tablet has to offer, you need an Amazon Prime membership; slow charging (takes 6 hours to fully cap battery).

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Last reviewed July 18, 2019. Read all 3 display quality reviews.

Apple iPad mini
$319.99 $109.99
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Best Battery Performance – Tie
5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Apple iPad mini's website, Apple iPad mini performs very well in terms of battery performance relative to other tablet stores.

One reviewer on laptopmag.com said Apple iPad mini performs well on battery performance relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. From this review:

Apple rates the iPad mini for 10 hours of battery life when surfing over Wi-Fi, but we saw even better results in our testing. On the Laptop Mag battery test, which involves web surfing over Wi-Fi, the mini lasted 12 hours and 40 minutes on our first run. We will run the test again and update this review, but so far, the endurance looks very impressive.

The review site techradar.com gives Apple iPad mini excellent ratings for battery performance in a review posted on its website. From this review:

We’ve also been impressed with its battery, netting us slightly better results than Apple’s promised 10 hours of battery life in our tests. It’s coupled with fast-charging capabilities so you don’t have to wait forever to juice up this version of the iPad mini once it’s fully drained.

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Last reviewed July 18, 2019. Read all 2 battery life reviews.

5.0 stars

Based on reviews posted on popular review sites as well as from Amazon Fire HD's website, Amazon Fire HD performs very well in terms of battery performance relative to other tablet stores.

One reviewer on cnet.com said Amazon Fire HD performs well on battery performance relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

The only downgrade I noticed in the specs is that battery life has decreased by 2 hours. It was rated at 12 hours for "mixed use" in the previous model. Now it's rated at around 10 hours. "[The] Fire HD 8 includes always-ready, hands-free Alexa, which impacts battery usage," an Amazon spokesperson explained to CNET. "There are hardware capabilities that help manage battery impact, but Alexa hands-free is also an optional feature. If you choose to turn it off, you may gain about 2 hours of battery life. You can still access Alexa by pushing the Home button."

The review site pcmag.com gives Amazon Fire HD excellent ratings for battery performance in a review posted on its website. From this review:

Battery life is solid. When streaming full-screen video over Wi-Fi at maximum brightness, the tablet clocked 6 hours, 14 minutes. That's a couple of hours short of the Tab 4 10 (8 hours, 11 minutes), but over an hour longer than the HD 8 (4 hours, 42 minutes). It should be enough juice to keep kids entertained during a long car ride, and you can always supplement it with a portable charger. Enabling Low Power mode and Automatic Smart Suspend helps extend runtime by tamping down screen brightness and turning off wireless connectivity when it's not in use.

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Last reviewed July 18, 2019. Read all 3 battery life reviews.

Apple iPad mini
$319.99 $109.99
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Amazon Fire HD
$101.32 $31.00
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