Amazon Fire Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3: specs comparison

Amazon Fire Phone vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3: specs comparison
A little over a month from now, the first batch of Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, will start leaving the company's massive warehouses in order to land in the hands of the device's first adopters, and that means you have a fair amount of time to decide if it's a deal worth taking. As with most products out there, it means that you'll spend the majority of that time comparing the Fire Phone with what the competition has on offer. And it's probably not going to be such an easy decision.

Indeed, at a glance, the Fire Phone is an expensive device that doesn't necessarily bring the full flagship stack of hardware, though it's not off by too much, either. What's more, on top of the definitely good specs it sports, the Fire Phone comes with a number of novel/proprietary features and services, and those should be part of the entire equation. For example, you get a free 1-year subscription to Amazon Prime, a super quick and quite effective customer service (Mayday), unlimited photo cloud storage, and Amazon's all-new Firefly service. And the cherry on top? A 3D screen made possible through the constant work of four front-facing cameras that track your face and communicate with the screen in order to shift the perspective as you tilt your head left and right, up and down.

So how does all that compare with two of the year's current hard-hitters, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3? Well, while those definitely bring some freebies of their own, it's probably safe to say that neither really has as extensive a mix. That said, they do bring higher-spec'd hardware, and that will inevitably sway some away from the Fire Phone. Check them out.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
75.22 %
64.95 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
64GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (4.2.2), Amazon Fire OS UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh
2400 mAh

Talk time

21.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

16.2 days (390 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
22.8 days (548 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
11.9 days (285 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.0 days (553 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
 
65.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
 
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS
Video sharing

Front

2.1 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
5.5 x 2.6 x 0.35 inches (140 x 66 x 9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.26 oz (149.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 299
See the full Samsung Galaxy S5 vs LG G3 vs Amazon Fire Phone specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.

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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
Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI
G3
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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