How Amazon Fire stacks up to smartphone rivals

How Amazon Fire stacks up to smartphone rivals

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Amazon.com's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is displayed during a demonstration at the company's Fire Phone launch event on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Brett Molina, USA TODAY

NWCN.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Amazon's new smartphone packs some fascinating features, including Dynamic Perspective that provides a 3-D effect and Firefly for quickly scanning and assessing items.

But the device enters a very crowded smartphone market. How does Amazon Fire compare with its competitors? Let's break it down (prices vary based on agreement with wireless carrier):

Amazon Fire

Size (Height x Width x Thickness): 5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35"

Weight: 5.64 ounces

Display: 4.7-inch HD LCD display, 1280 x 720 resolution

Camera(s): 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing

Battery Life: 22 hours talk time; 285 hours standby; video playback up to 11 hours; audio playback up to 65 hours

Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB

Price: $199-$649

Operating System: Fire OS 3.5.0

Key features: Dynamic Perspective adds 3-D effects to lock screen, apps; Firefly lets users scan millions of objects including email addresses, songs or household items; Mayday live tech support

Apple iPhone 5s

Size: 4.87" x 2.31" x 0.30"

Weight: 3.95 ounces

Display: 4-inch Retina display, 1136 x 640 resolution

Camera(s): 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera

Battery Life: 10 hours talk time on 3G; 250 hours standby; video playback up to 10 hours; audio playback up to 40 hours

Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB

Price: $199-$849

Operating System: iOS

Key features: TouchID fingerprint sensor; A7 64-bit processing chip; M7 co-processor for motion data

Samsung Galaxy S5

Size: 5.59" x 2.85" x 0.32"

Weight: 5.11 ounces

Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 resolution

Camera(s): 16-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front

Battery Life: 29 hours talk time, 480 hours standby

Storage: 16 GB (microSD option expands to 128 GB)

Price: $199-$799.99

Operating System: Android

Key features: Fingerprint sensor, built-in heart rate monitor, waterproof and dust resistant

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Size: 6" x 3.125 x 0.33"

Weight: 5.92 ounces

Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 resolution

Camera(s): 13-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front

Battery Life: 20 hours talk time; 490 hours standby; up to 12 hours video playback; up to 68 hours audio playback.

Storage: 32 GB (expandable to 64 GB)

Price: $299.99-$699.99

Operating System: Android

Key features: Larger display, S Pen stylus, Action Memo for writing and saving information

HTC One (M8)

Size: 5.4" x 2.69" x 0.37"

Weight: 5.64 ounces

Display: 5-inch Full HD Super LCD3, 1920 x 1080 resolution

Camera(s): 4-megapixel "ultra pixel" rear, 5-megapixel front

Battery Life: 12 hours usage time, 293 hours standby

Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)

Price: $199.99-$599.99

Operating System: Android

Key features: Metal unibody design; Duo Camera; BlinkFeed for news and social feeds

Google Moto X

Size: 5.09" x 2.57" x 0.22"-0.41"

Weight: 4.59 ounces

Display: 4.7-inch AMOLED display; 1280 x 720 resolution

Camera(s): 10-megapixel rear; 2-megapixel front

Battery Life: 24 hours usage time; 240 hours standby

Storage: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB

Price: Free to $449.99

Operating System: Android

Key features: Highly customizable body; lower price; touchless control; free Google Drive storage

Nokia Lumia 1020

Size: 4.5" x 2.31" x 0.37"

Weight: 5.57 ounces

Display: 4.5-inch Super AMOLED, 1280 x 768 resolution

Camera(s): 41-megapixel rear

Battery Life: 12.5 hours talk time, 384 hours standby, up to 6.8 hours video playback, up to 53 hours audio playback

Storage: 32 GB

Price: $0.01-$599

Operating System: Windows

Key features: Camera boasts Zeiss optics; sophisticated zoom features; manual camera sensor

Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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