Amazon Fire Phone vs Apple iPhone 5S

Top 29 Reasons for the

Amazon Fire Phone

Compared to Apple iPhone 5S

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2808
Significantly more battery power
Comment
2400 mAh
vs
1570 mAh
1.53x more battery power
anonymous
2261
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.2 GHz
vs
2 x 1.3 GHz
3.38x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1523
Bigger screen size
Comment
4.7 "
vs
4 "
17.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1436
Reasonably more RAM memory
Comment
2 GB
vs
1 GB
1 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1382
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
8 MP
1.63x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
867
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
706
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
683
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
583
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
560
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
556
Considerably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
anonymous
478
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
453
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
389
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
381
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
332
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2
vs
2.2
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
193
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
34
Displays 3D
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can display 3D images without the need for wearing special 3D glasses. The display's special construction allows viewers to get a sense of an image´s depth by tailoring its position to fit the user's perspective.
anonymous
27
Has motion tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device tracks the user's motion and gestures, enabling you to use some features without touching the display.
Fire OS 3.5.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Fire OS 3.5.0
anonymous
576
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
362
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
279
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
249
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
230
Is free and open source
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
206
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
anonymous
205
Has integrated LTE
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
anonymous
101
Substantially more CPU threads
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
anonymous
67
Substantially bigger L2 cache
Comment
2 MB
vs
1 MB
1 MB bigger L2 cache. A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (550MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (550MHz)
anonymous
231
Sizably faster GPU clock speed
Comment
550 MHz
vs
450 MHz
100 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Amazon Fire Phone is better than Apple iPhone 5S because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 36 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5S

Compared to Amazon Fire Phone

anonymous
1902
Marginally higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
312 ppi
4.49% higher pixel density
anonymous
690
Measurably lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
160 g
48 g lighter
anonymous
594
Thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
8.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
anonymous
567
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
336
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
anonymous
251
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
202
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
178
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
175
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
1347
vs
923
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
173
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
159
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
155
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
148
Notably narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
66.5 mm
7.90 mm narrower
anonymous
136
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
129
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
99
Supports 64-bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
anonymous
93
A lot shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
139 mm
15.20 mm shorter
anonymous
55
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
26
Has voice commands
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Alex Clark
8
Pocketfriendly, easy to reach the screen corners
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Auzan El-ghiffari Su'ud
5
Cheaper spares
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The spares are much cheaper
Tricia Ho
2
Not as wide
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 5s fits perfectly in my small hands. The 6 is so huge that I can't use it one handed anymore
Apple A7
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A7
anonymous
78
Clearly wider front-end
Comment
6
vs
3
3 wider front-end. The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better
anonymous
57
Measurably bigger L1 cache
Comment
256 KB
vs
32 KB
224 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6430
anonymous
93
Newer version of DirectX
Comment
10
vs
9.3
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
anonymous
67
Newer version of OpenGL ES
Comment
3.1
vs
3
Newer version of OpenGL ES. OpenGL ES is used for games on mobile devices such as smartphones. Newer versions support better graphics.
Apple Cyclone
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Apple Cyclone
anonymous
57
Has AES
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
259
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
125
Measurably more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
240000
4.17x more apps available
anonymous
112
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
82
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
anonymous
77
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
39
Can be used as a WiFi hot spot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.
anonymous
33
Supports video chat
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
32
Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
24
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5S is better than Amazon Fire Phone because...

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vs
No

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