The Kindle Fire packs a lot of value, but it doesn’t come with the App Store … or even Google Play. It’s getting better every day, but Amazon has a way to go.
If You Own an Android or Windows Phone: Either will suit you just fine. But by using either of these devices, you’re asserting that you’ve broken free of the iOS atmosphere and want something a little more customizable, and a little more tech-y. The Kindle Fire is probably the better choice for you. Plus, you’ll save money!
Like all of Amazon’s tablets, the experience revolves around Amazon’s media. If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, or just a fanatic for Kindle books, Amazon Instant Video and Amazon mp3, the whole ecosystem will be a multimedia wonderland for you. Amazon has also expanded features tested in earlier products, like X-Ray, which lets you dive deeper into movies you watch by showing you information such as actor bios and trivia. The feature now works for music too, and you can use it to follow along to the lyrics (or sing along) as a song plays.
The app also includes shortcuts for sharing and locating related boards. Users can simply tap and hold down on a pin they like, and a small menu will pop up that enables users to share that pin, or search for other related content.
If You Plan to Use it Primarily for Games: No question: go with the iPad mini. The best mobile games are always on iOS and maybe… possibly… eventually make their way to other platforms. Not even Android can compare in this field, let alone Fire OS.
The Paperwhite has awesome features built in that make reading a great experience. Kindle Page Flip lets you skim through your books by page, chapter or all the way to the end, without losing where you’re at. It features Smart Lookup, which integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia. It also has a built in vocabulary builder, so any time you look up what a word means on your Kindle, that word is added to an easy-to-access list, where you can quiz yourself with flashcards. And, like the Kindle Fire, it has Kindle FreeTime, which is aimed at young readers and tracks their progress and awards achievements as they reach their goals. Awesome.