LCD Performance (Background Info)
After spending considerable time benchmarking Amazon's newest tablets, two things can be definitively concluded:
- The second-generation Kindle Fire is identical to the first with respect to LCD quality.
- The Kindle Fire HD is a marked improvement over its non-HD counterpart.
The Kindle Fire HD's pixel density is 216 PPI, identical to the Nexus 7. This doesn't mean the two tablets' screen perform the same, though. In fact, the Kindle Fire HD proves to be substantially brighter, reaching a maximum of 414 cd/m2, which is roughly 10% higher than the Nexus 7.
Despite a slightly low contrast ratio at ~860:1, the Kindle Fire HD renders 59% of the Adobe RGB 1998 and 84% of SRB. This is a marked improvement over the Nexus 7. Google's tablet excels in red and blue production. However, that performance advantage occurs only in midtones. At lighter hues, Amazon's HD tablet shines.
|Google Nexus 7||7”||1280x800||216|
|Amazon Kindle Fire||7"||1024x600||169|
|Amazon Kindle Fire HD||7”||1280x800||216|
|Apple iPad 2 (3G)||9.7"||1024x768||132|
|Apple iPad 3 (3G)||9.7"||2048x1536||264|
- Amazon's Second-Gen Tablets: The Kindle Fire And Kindle Fire HD
- Kindle UI: If It's Not Broken, Don't Change It
- Prime: Streaming Video And HDMI Output
- CPU And GPU Performance
- Storage Performance: Amazon Fixes A Big Weakness
- LCD Performance Analysis
- Battery Life And Recharge Time
- Wi-Fi Performance: Faster From Farther Away?
- Kindle Fire HD: Another Tablet That Plays Into Amazon's Business
- Appendix A: USB Debugging, Screenshots, And Rooting