There’s been quite a fuss about Amazon’s new 3D smartphone: the Fire Phone. If you feel curious about this device and wonder if it would be a good idea to buy it, we have here a comparison between this device and two of the most loved smartphones at the moment: iPhone 5S from Apple and Galaxy S5 from Samsung.
Display and Size
Amazon’s Fire Phone is equipped with a 4.7 inch screen: an IPS LCD one. This display renders 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. This device weighs 160 g and it is 0.32 inches thick.
Apple’s iPhone 5S comes with a smaller touch screen of 4 inches which is also an IPS LCD display. The resolution featured on this handset is 640 x 1136 pixels. This device is the lightest of them all (112 g) and also the thinnest (0.30 inches thick).
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 comes with the biggest screen of 5.1 inches which is a Super AMOLED model. The resolution that the device supports is 1080 x 1920 pixels. As for weight, the smartphone weighs 145 g and it is 0.32 inches thick.
Hardware and Software
The processor we see featured on the Fire Phone is the Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 model which is a quad-core and that works at 2.2 GHz. The smartphone supports 2GB of RAM and runs on a combination of the Android operating system as well as the Fire OS 3.5 from Amazon.
The processor we see featured on the iPhone 5S is the Apple A7 (64-bit) which is a dual core that works at 1.3 GHz. This device has 1GB of RAM and runs on iOS 7.x.
Galaxy S5’s processor is the Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 model which is a quad core that works at 2.5 GHz. Samsung’s smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android KitKat v4.4.
The Amazon smartphone comes with a great 13MP rear camera which has LED Flash. The front camera, which has 2.1MP, comes with a vey interesting twist: the “Dynamic Perspective” feature. This is used to locate the user’s face and it has capabilities like responding to a user’s specific way of using the phone: moving or holding of the phone.
The Samsung smartphone has a gorgeous 16MP rear camera which also features LED Flash. Galaxy S5 shoots breath-taking videos with amazing quality: 3840 x 2160. The front camera on this device also has 2.1MP.
The Apple smartphone has a still nice 8MP rear camera, featuring dual LED Flash that we don’t see in the other two devices. The front camera on the iPhone 5 has 1.2MP.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, while the Amazon Fire Phone comes in 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage. The iPhone 5S, on the other hand, comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage. In addition, the Galaxy S5 supports microSD slot for expansion up to 128 GB, while the other two phones doesn’t.
The Amazon Fire Phone has two options of internal storage: 32GB and 64GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 also comes with two options of internal memory: 16GB and 32GB but this device offers a microSD slot (which makes the memory expandable up to 128GB), feature we don’t find on the other two smartphones.
The Apple iPhone 5 has three variants of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.
The Fire Phone supports nano-sim.
The Galaxy S5 supports micro-sim.
The iPhone 5 supports nano-sim.
The Fire Phone sports a Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery unit which lasts around 22 hours of talking time (or 285 hours of stand-by).
The Galaxy S5 has a better 2800 mAh battery which is supposed to last 21 hours of talking time (or 390 hours of stand-by).
The iPhone 5S comes with a Li-Ion 1560 mAg battery which is estimated to last 10 hours of talking time (or 250 hours of stand-by).
Amazon’s Fire Phone (32 GB) is priced at $649.00. The device is expected to start shipping on the 25th of July in the U.S. For other countries, there has been no confirmation.
You will Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (16 GB) at an estimated price of $585.98.
Apple’s iPhone 5S (16 GB) will cost around $549.00.
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