When compared to similar hand-held devices such as the LG G Pad 8.3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 weighs the least at 310 grams and offers up to 64 gigabytes of storage. However, the device doesn’t feature an SD Card Slot.
As of 2015, among the devices in its price range, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 has the fastest processing power, provided by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip that is normally found in high-end, expensive devices such as LG G2 phones. In terms of resolution, the Kindle Fire HDX 7 holds its ground versus its competitors with a 1920 by 1200 resolution, beating the 1280 by 800 resolution off the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 is commonly criticized for the way its buttons are laid out, which makes handling the device in portrait mode and managing the volume difficult, particularly at night.
The Kindle Fire HDX 7 stands out from other similar hand-held devices because it uses apps purchased through the Amazon Appstore instead of Google Play Store. This benefits the Kindle Fire HDX 7, because the Amazon Appstore hosts apps that are custom-tailored to the device. The drawback is that the Amazon Appstore doesn’t feature popular Google apps such as Gmail, Google Maps and Google Calendar.