Amazon Fire Phone battery life: tops the iPhone 5s

The Amazon Fire Phone has broken cover, and one thing about it is clear: it’s all about the cool features and services, things like the glasses-free 3D interface and 3D games, features like the Mayday customer service with response times of less than 15 seconds, as well as the new Firefly feature that recognizes everything from barcodes, to text in images, and even songs.

But when it comes to specs, the 4.7-inch 720p HD display on the Fire Phone does not impress on paper. Is it such a huge downside, though? We’ve had this conversation about display sharpness many times before only to reach the conclusion that the difference between 1080p and 720p displays of such size is really minute. What this display allows, though, is to stress the phone’s processor less and have a very good battery life.

Amazon’s Fire Phone in fact packs a 2400mAh battery pack that manages to last an impressive 11 hours in video playback, while the iPhone 5s in comparison lasts a bit less, 10 hours. With audio playback of 65 hours, the Fire Phone beats Apple’s latest iPhone in this stat as well - the 5s scores up to 40 hours of continuous music playback.

Talk time on the Fire Phone also stands at the excellent 22 hours, while the Galaxy S5, for instance, lasts 21 hours. Stand-by time of the Fire Phone is listed at 285 hours - not bad (again, better than the iPhone 5s’ official up to 250 hours of playback), but we’ve seen phones with better performance in terms of stand-by.

All in all, though, it seems that the Amazon Fire Phone aims to outdo the iPhone 5s in battery life (how did we conclude this? Strangely enough, all the listed battery specs are the same that Apple lists), and it does this - at least on paper. For all other tests, stay tuned as the phone arrives on July 25th on AT&T.

source: Amazon

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Fire Phone
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 2400 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Amazon Fire OS UI


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