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Fire Phone vs. iPhone 5s Spec Shootout

by Todd Haselton | June 18, 2014June 18, 2014 1:30 pm PST

Can the Amazon Fire Phone take on the iPhone 5s? That’s up for debate, but it certainly has some noteworthy features and hardware.

As usual, we like to compare the latest devices with those that are already on the market, so today we wanted to show you how the Amazon Fire Phone stacks up with the iPhone 5s spec-for-spec. Sure, the devices are totally different, have different operating systems and may appeal to different audiences, depending on the market segment, but now you’ll know what each device offers.

Let us know your thoughts – how does the Fire Phone stack up to the iPhone 5s?

Amazon - Fire Phone Apple - iPhone 5s
Display Size 4.7-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (312 ppi) 4-inch, 640 x 1136 pixel display (326 ppi)
Resolution X 720 640
Resolution Y 1280 1136
Display Type IPS LCD Retina
Operating System Fire OS 3.5.0 (At launch) iOS 7 (at launch)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core processor A7 64 bit processor
RAM 2GB 1GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 13MP 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.1 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
  • Model A1533 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1533 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
  • Model A1453*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
  • Model A1457*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
  • Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2400 mAh N/A
NFC Yes No
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital Compass
  • GLONASS
Height 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) 4.87 inches (12.37 cm)
Width 2.6 inches (66.0 mm) 2.31 inches (58.7 mm)
Depth 0.35 inches (8.9 mm) 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight 5.64 oz (160 g) 3.95 oz (112 g)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, Red, White Gray, Gold, Silver
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) AC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
In The Box
  • Wall Adapter
  • Headphones with Mic
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wall Adapter
  • Apple Lightning Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

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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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