Amazon Fire Phone vs. iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S5

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Amazon Fire Phone vs. iPhone 5S vs. Galaxy S5
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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has unveiled it’s all new smartphone, dubbed the Fire. We’ve been hearing rumors about this new phone for almost a year, and now finally we’ve gotten a look at Amazon’s first smartphone.

As expected, the smartphone offers some cool new features to stand out from the already crowded smartphone market. Most notable is the new 3D interface, Firefly app which recognizes audio, images, objects and more, and the Mayday help service.

Amazon Fire specifications

The Fire smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch screen, 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

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While all the features might look impressive at first, you should note that it comes with Amazon’s own Android-based Fire OS. It “starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content and improve performance,” Amazon said.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) being the newest entrant in the smartphone market has to compete with the likes of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935). So without any further ado, let’s compare the Fire with Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5.

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