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Amazon Fire Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S5

Top 13 Reasons for the

Amazon Fire Phone

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S5

anonymous
752
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
640
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
635
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
470
Considerably more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
32 GB
32 GB more internal storage
anonymous
426
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
419
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
378
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
90
Noticeably narrower
Comment
66.5 mm
vs
72.5 mm
6 mm narrower
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.
anonymous
26
Somewhat shorter
Comment
139 mm
vs
142 mm
3 mm shorter
Fire OS 3.5.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Fire OS 3.5.0
anonymous
249
Plays Adobe Flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
101
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

Amazon Fire Phone is better than Samsung Galaxy S5 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 45 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S5

Compared to Amazon Fire Phone

anonymous
2623
More battery power
Comment
2800 mAh
vs
2400 mAh
16.67% more battery power
anonymous
2076
Faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.5 GHz
vs
4 x 2.2 GHz
13.64% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1743
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
432 ppi
vs
312 ppi
38.46% higher pixel density
anonymous
1380
A little bit bigger screen size
Comment
5.1 "
vs
4.7 "
8.51% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1266
Notably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
16 MP
vs
13 MP
23.08% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1004
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
685
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
618
Is dustproof and water resistant
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
anonymous
611
A tad lighter
Comment
145 g
vs
160 g
15 g lighter
anonymous
526
Modestly thinner
Comment
8.1 mm
vs
8.9 mm
0.80 mm thinner
anonymous
464
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
446
Is DLNA certified
Comment
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
261
Has an ultra power save mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.
anonymous
233
Weather sealed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
anonymous
231
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
183
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
182
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
164
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
153
Has a fingerprint scanner
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
anonymous
151
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
942
vs
923
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
anonymous
145
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
144
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
140
Has a heart rate monitor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
anonymous
139
Has manual ISO
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
127
Has a built-in HDR mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
anonymous
119
Substantially newer USB version
Comment
3
vs
2
1 newer USB version. Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
anonymous
65
Distinctly more memory bandwidth
Comment
14.9 GB/s
vs
12.8 GB/s
2.10 GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
anonymous
32
Vastly faster ISP
Comment
465 MHz
vs
320 MHz
145 MHz faster ISP. The Image Signal Processor (ISP) is responsible for processing image data from the camera, such as applying noise reduction, autofocus and correcting mistakes. A faster ISP can allow quicker camera operation and photo processing.
Ciro Spaciari
0
Snapdragon 801
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The newest and the fastest mobile processor is in the Sony Xperia Z2!
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (578MHz)
anonymous
195
Faster GPU clock speed
Comment
578 MHz
vs
550 MHz
28 MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 11 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
331
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
243
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
197
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
179
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
122
Sizably more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
240000
4.17x more apps available
anonymous
111
Supports bookmarks sync across different devices
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
73
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
32
Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
32
Supports video chat
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Samsung Galaxy S5 is better than Amazon Fire Phone because...

Yes
vs
No

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