Amazon Fire Phone vs. iPhone 5s

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By Naveena Joy | June 24, 2014 3:26 PM EST

After years of rumors, Amazon has finally entered the smartphone category. It has introduced Fire Phone, a handset that challenges all other leading companies in the market.

Fire Phone is unique gadget that has a distinctive feature of dynamic perspective enabling gesture-based input methods with the help of four front-facing sensors found in the corners of the handset.

The phone, when compared with iPhone 5s, has exceptional specifications:


Amazon Fire Phone

Apple iPhone 5s

Operating System

Android OS



Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core

Apple A7

Processor Speed




5.5 x 2.6 x 0.35 inches

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches


5.64 oz

3.95 oz

Screen Size

4.7 inches

4 inches

Screen Type



Screen Resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

1136 x 640 pixels

Camera Resolution

13MP Rear, 2.1MP Front-Facing

8MP Rear, 1.2MP Front-Facing

Video Camera Resolution



Fire Phone's hardware is very strong. It has a 4.7-inch, 720p IPS LCD with 312 ppi and iPhone in comparison has 4-inch, 1136 x 640 pixel display with 326 ppi. The brightness of Fire Phone is superbright and can get a circular polarizer, also working with sunglasses.

Fire Phone does not include the fastest chip, but is powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with a Adreno 330 GPU. It is difficult to compare with Apple's A7 processor, but both the phones are powerful enough.

Sources reported about the camera quality of iPhone 5s is as great as it gives out amazing images. But Fire Phone's camera is still under test. As far as specs are concerned Fire Phone camera is 13 MP version with optical image stabilization while iPhone 5s has 8 MP camera.

Although the design of Fire Phone is similar to the earlier versions of iPhone with Gorilla Glass on the front and back of the phone, Fire Phone has a larger screen with 4.7-inch display. iPhone 5s is only limited to 4-inch display screen.

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(Photo: Reuters / Jason Redmond)
An Amazon representative shows off the company's new Fire smartphone at the company's campus in Seattle, Washington June 18, 2014. Inc's new cellphone seeks to offer shoppers instant gratification by recognizing thousands of products, television shows and songs and allowing users to immediately buy them - on the e-commerce giant's own site, of course.
(Photo: Reuters / Toru Hanai)
A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 20, 2013
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