The Amazon Fire HD 10 has 12 hours of battery life versus the Fire Max 11, which can last up to 14 hours. (FYI: Both devices still hold more battery life than the latest iPad models, which only carry about ten hours.) The charging time is pretty similar—the Fire HD 10 takes four hours and the Fire Max 11 takes 4.2 hours using the provided adapter.
The Fire HD 10 has 1080p (1920 x 1200) and uses more than two million pixels (224 ppi), whereas the Fire Max11 has 2000 x 1200 IPS resolution with 2.4 million pixels (213 ppi). These specs are crucial in getting bright and vivid images. Both devices have a 3.5mm stereo jack, two built-in microphones, volume buttons, USB-C 2.0 port and power button.
The Fire HD 10’s front camera is 2MP with 720p HD video and the back camera is 5MP with 1080 p HD video. The Fire Max 11’s front camera is 8MP with 1080p video and the back camera is 8MP with auto focus and 1080p HD video. (Note: You can see the difference in quality and Chris Evan's winning smile with the photo above.)
The Fire HD 10 has 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage along with the ability to add a 1 TB microSD card. It also has an octa-core processor 2.0 and 3 GB of RAM for quick, smooth movements. The Fire Max 11 can hold 64 or 128 GB, but also be expanded to 1 TB, too. Similar to the older model, it has an octa-core processor 2.2 and a 4 GB of RAM, so it’s even faster to go through apps.
Size and Weight
The Fire HD is 10.1 inches and weighs 16.4 ounces, whereas the Fire Max 11 is 11 inches and weighs 17.28 ounces. Both devices are made with aluminosilicate glass, which makes them durable and reduces the chance of getting them all scratched up if you drop them. However, one difference is the Fire HD 10 is made with 28 percent recycled plastic and Fire Max 11 is made of 34 percent recycled plastic and 55 percent recycled aluminum.
You’re able to purchase a cover, a Bluetooth keyboard and a screen protector for both devices. However, the Fire Max 11 has a compatible stylus pen to enhance your productivity. Also, the keyboard/case for the Fire Max 11 is more efficient, as it’s magnetized, so you can snap on and off with ease. As someone that received all the accessories for the Fire HD 10 and Fire Max 11, I can assure you it’s a must if you’re looking to use this for work or school.