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Fire Phone vs. Galaxy S5 Spec Shootout

by Todd Haselton | June 18, 2014June 18, 2014 12:35 pm PDT

The Galaxy S5 is one of the most premium smartphones on the market right now and, today, Amazon tossed its own fighter into the boxing ring. How does the Amazon Fire Phone stack up?

We’re glad you asked, so we put the two against one another in this spec comparison. You’ll be able to see directly how the processors compare, how the cameras differ, the screen sizes, measurements and more. Obviously the two offer very different software experiences, but considering that the prices are right on a par with one another we think it’s a fair match up.

What are your thoughts? Think the Fire Phone can hold a flame to the Galaxy S5?

Amazon - Fire Phone Samsung - Galaxy S5
Display Size 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (312 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi)
Resolution X 720 1080
Resolution Y 1280 1920
Display Type IPS LCD FHD Super AMOLED
Operating System Fire OS 3.5.0 (At launch) Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core processor 2.5GHz Quad core processor
RAM 2GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External Storage No Yes
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.1 2MP
Networks
  • LTE: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2400 mAh 2800mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) 142 mm (5.59 inches)
Width 2.6 inches (66.0 mm) 72.5 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) 8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 5.64 oz (160 g) 145 g (5.11 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, Red, White Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX) MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video Formats MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
In The Box
  • Wall Adapter
  • Headphones with Mic
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
N/A

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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