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.

Display

Size

5.0 inches
5.2 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

S-LCD 3
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

66.71 %
69.17 %
64.95 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 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
16GB
64GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
3200 mAh
2400 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 
 

Talk time

 
15.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

 
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)
11.9 days (285 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

20.7 days (496 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
30.8 days (740 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Music playback

 
120.00 hours
65.00 hours

Video playback

 
10.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

4 MP (Autofocus)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (OIS, Autofocus)

Specifications

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

Second camera

4 MP (Depth information)
 
 

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4, 3GPP
 

Features

HDR, Video light, Video sharing
HDR
Video sharing

Front

5 MP
2.2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass
 

Resistance

Splash; IP X3
Water, Dust; IP 58
 

Features

 
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 299

Related phones

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
Xperia Z2
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
One (M8)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    HTC Sense UI

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