Amazon Fire Phone vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8: specs comparison

Amazon Fire Phone vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One M8: specs comparison
Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is now a reality, and it's price tag of $199 unlocked puts it in a very precarious position -- it's got to prove enticing enough for consumers to stray away from established brands such as Sony and HTC. And neither is about to go easy on a new entrant.

Equipped with decent, overall high-end specs, the Fire Phone is not at all without ammo, especially if you consider the extras you get on top of the specs sheet. Those include an intriguing 3D screen, powered by a set of four cameras that constantly look for and track you head's movements, and feed that data to the screen in order for it to tweak the perspective accordingly. You also get proprietary features that actually add value, like instantaneous live support through Mayday (in less than 15 seconds), a full year of Amazon Prime (unlimited music and video streaming), and even the company's all-new Firefly service, which we're feeling quite certain can be both a blessing and a curse for impulse buyers.

But, for many, it ultimately comes down to specs. Wondering what these read like when compared with two of this year's hottest flagships in the Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8? Then you're at the right place.

Amazon Fire Phone vs Sony Xperia Z2 vs HTC One (M8)

Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.2 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

315 ppi
424 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
S-LCD 3

Screen-to-body ratio

64.95 %
69.17 %
66.71 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
20.7 megapixels
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm

Second camera

 
 
4 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Depth information

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Recording format

 
MPEG4, 3GPP
 

Features

Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

5.5 x 2.6 x 0.35 inches (140 x 66 x 9 mm)
5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm)
5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches (146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm)

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 58
Splash; IP X3

Features

Notification light
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2 GB LPDDR2
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

OS

Android (4.2.2), Amazon Fire OS UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.3, 4.4), HTC Sense UI

Battery

Capacity

2400 mAh
3200 mAh
2600 mAh

Charging

 
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
15.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
 

Stand-by time

11.9 days (285 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

65.00 hours
120.00 hours
 

Video playback

11.00 hours
10.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 299
 
 

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5 Comments

1. johnsons

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

What a surprise, once again Windows phone devices are out.

2. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Well they don't have a new phone yet to compete with these new devices. I think they are just showing the top of specs for this year and comparing it to Amazon's first phone.

3. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

*cough**cough*LUMIA 930*cough**cough*

5. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Don't worry about this site, they don't like WP/Nokia

4. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Z2 FTW

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