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Amazon Fire Phone vs Apple iPhone 5s: Price and specifications


The Amazon Fire Phone is finally released along with its unique display feature in a bid to compete with high-end smartphones in the market. Apple iPhone 5s which has been out in the market for a while is already among the most sought after smartphones in the market.iphone-5s-vs-amazon-fire-phone

In terms of its features and specifications, let’s have a look at the comparison between Amazon Fire Phone and Apple iPhone 5s.

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Performance and Processor:

The Fire Phone is powered by a Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor along with 2GB of RAM that is capable of delivering performance like most of the high-end phones in the market while the iPhone 5s is powered by a A7 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM  which provides impressive performance for the Apple device. The Fire Phone is available in 32GB and 64GB variants while the iPhone 5s comes with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB variants.

Display:

Amazon’s phone has a 4.7-inch screen which is slightly bigger to iPhone’s 4-inch screen. Even though the Fire Phone has a 720p resolution with 1280 x 720 and 315ppi, the phone is not capable of delivering sharp images like the iPhone 5s with 1136 x 640 resolution with 326ppi pixels density.

Camera:

The Fire phone is equipped with a 13MP rear and 2.1Mp front camera that has an optimal image stabilization (OIS) feature for better pictures and the iPhone 5s features a 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera. Not to forget, Apple inserted a dedicated camera chip inside its smartphone. Amazon Fire Phone has image recognition feature for making shopping easier with a Firefly button while the iPhone lacks it. This is because Amazon want its smartphone to become the gateway for its online store. The Fire phone has a battery of 2,400mAh while the iPhone features a powerful 1,570mAh battery.

Build and Design:

The Fire phone sports a glass build used by earlier Apple devices and the iPhone 5s has a solid Aluminium build. The Fire Phone is available only in black color while the 5s comes in space gray, gold and silver colors. The Fire phone which weighs 160 grams is heavier by 43 percent than the 5s which weighs only 112 grams. The Fire Phone uses a customized version Android and apps will need to be downloaded from the Amazon app store while the Apple smartphone uses the latest iOS 7 with a massive library of apps in its app store.

Price and Availability:

Amazon’s unique features include a  3D display is capable of providing glass-less 3D images and on-tech support on device. Apple iPhone 5s has the TouchID fingerprint sensor as its highlight with a few phones having this feature in the market. The Apple iPhone 5s wa released on September 2013 and the Fire Phone was released on July 2014. The Amazon Fire phone and the iPhone 5s are priced at $650 (off-contract). You will also find the Apple smartphone with price cuts (with or without contract) in some retail stores as well.

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