Amazon officially announced its first smartphone a few days ago and, as we had already heard through various rumors, the Amazon Fire Phone has an advanced system of sensors on the front. The star feature of the device is its three-dimensional interface, but also has a fairly complete technical profile. The Fire Phone runs on Android, but its operating system is the Fire OS, the visual layer that Amazon is using products like the tablet Kindle Fire. Here we compare the Amazon Fire Phone with one of the heavyweights of Android, the segment LG G3.
The Amazon Fire Phone is bet by a panel of 4.7 inches diagonally, which is a large size but adjusted so that the operator comfort. The panel is an LCD with resolution HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) that concentrates 315 dots per inch and has a brightness of 590 nits. On the other hand the LG G3 has a 5.5 inch True IPS display, a much larger size that could be considered as a phablet or tablet-phone. This screen takes the concept of sharpness to a new level with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a concentration of no less than 538 dots per inch.
In terms of design, The Amazon Fire Phone does not have a precisely attractive or original appearance. Amazon has opted for a fairly classic shape with rounded edges, with black plastic housing finish and dimensions are not too tight. In fact, although the team is more compact it weighs more than the LG G3. The flagship of LG can boast a more original design and stylish, starting with the placement of the physical buttons on the back. Its casing is made of plastic but it has metallic finish and the screen is very tight to the edges.
Both models integrate a 13 megapixel camera resolution and take interesting features detailed below. In the case of the Amazon Fire Phone we find an f/2.0 lens five elements, an optical image stabilizer and so smart HDR. It leads also LED flash, auto focus, records FullHD 1080p video and has a 2.1 megapixel front camera. The LG G3 shows a chest with a s Ensor 1/3 inch system and approach Lase r allows you to focus quickly and accurately. It also wears a light stabilizer, has digital zoom up to eight, two-tone LED flash and records videos in resolution 4K 2160p, but also in FullHD at 60 frames per second. Their front camera has 2.1 megapixel resolutions and takes a function Special to selfies. The media profile of both models is very complete from the point of view of the formats supported. Besides the two have a system sound better.
The power section is pretty even, although the LG G3 is noted because it takes a little newer processor. Specifically it is a quad-core Snapdragon 801 2.5 Ghz, with 2 or 3 GB of RAM for versions 16 and 32 GB respectively. The device also accepts memory card type MicroSD up to additional 128 Gb, said soon. Meanwhile, the Amazon Fire Phone carries a chip Snapdragon 800, also with four cores in this case operating at 2.2 GHz and are accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. The device is available in two editions of 32 and 64 Gb each over and accepts no MicroSD. However Amazon offers unlimited storage in the cloud, but yes, only pictures made with the terminal or content downloaded from Amazon.
Although both are based on Android, the Amazon Fire Phone has the Fire OS 3.0.5 platform, which is a custom layer that focuses on service charges Amazon and obscures anything Google mobile system. The terminal application supports Android, but do not have access to the Google Play store as such, but Amazon offers its own store. equipment has features like the Firefly button that allows from store phone numbers from images up to find movies or series and then buying them on Amazon if they so desire. Other functions include the Mayday button to receive and support the already named dynamic perspective. The Amazon Phone Fire takes four sensors in the front that are responsible for measuring the distance between the phone and the user and their position, thus the content has a depth effect that changes depending on how we look at the device. It also allows actions like scrolling on a page without having to touch the screen.
Meanwhile the LG G3 series leaves KitKat Android 4.4 and LG interface, but in this case the system does have the usual structure of Android, and the Google service package which includes applications such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Hangouts, and Google Calendar Keep among others. LG brings some unique features such as smart keyboard, smart notice or new unlock method Knock Code that works with a pattern of touches on the screen.
Despite their technical differences, the connection profile is a meeting point. Both have 4G connectivity to surf from anywhere at speeds of 150 Mbps, but are also compatible with 3G and WiFi networks. In case you have no connection with another device can create a WiFi area taking advantage of the mobile connection. They also carry a chip NFC, Bluetooth; satellite GPS, MicroUSB connector and headphones. The LG G3 also includes a port infrared system and DLNA for streaming media content. The LG G3 has a battery of 3,000 milliamps and according to official data can be connected for 21 hours in use and up to 553 hours on standby. For its part, the Amazon Fire Phone has a set of 2,400 milliamps and duration in use is around 22 hours, while standby time is 285 hours.