Amazon and Apple have offered devices which now battle for our attention. Which device will win in our comparison? Which one will appeal to your needs?
The iPad Air 2 has a light, thin and beautiful design. It has good specs and a long battery life. The tablet has an excellent camera and features a fingerprint sensor, great quality sounds and various apps.
Amazon’s tablet, the Amazon Fire HD 8 comes at a low price of $ 79,99, it has Wi-Fi connectivity, can easily play light games, and it’s also good for browsing media. It is an affordable device, but cannot compete with all the features which Apple provides.
Design and Display Battle
Both devices have IPS display, but the iPad Air 2 has a larger one, measuring a 9.7-inch screen, protected from scratches with an oleophobic coating. The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels, and a density of 189 ppi pixels. The iPad Air 2 packs 264 ppi pixel density in a 1536 x 2084 resolution.
iPad Air wins this battle considering other features such as the quality of the case, the light weight or water resistance.
The Specs & Features Battle
iPad Air 2 has a 1.5 GHz CPU and 2 GB RAM, while Amazon Fire HD 8 only has 1 GB RAM. iPad Air 2 wins the battle for camera quality too. It also has a lot more storage than the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. iPad Air 2 has the fingerprint sensor which makes the device safer. All these features do come at a great price gap between these two devices.
If you’re looking for a budget tablet, then you should get the Amazon Fire HD 8. It is a basic device for an average user, also safe to be handled by children because it features a child lock protection.
If you don’t care about the budget and want a better tablet experience, then you should buy the iPad Air 2, because it has a better configuration, better specs and great content.