We love technology and when technology can be carried away in our pockets, we love it even more. The last few years have seen an increase people have in gadgets such as smartphones and, together with the rise of the interest in these things, we have also seen how many companies have been battling for their customers. iPhone has been out there ever since the beginning of the smartphone era, but new, emerging competitors are starting to pose a real threat. Amazon’s FirePhone is definitely one of them. Still, which one is actually the best? Read on and find out more.
FirePhone: General Things to Know about It
Amazon has been out there with its ebook readers for quite a long time now and it has also been present on the market with tablets as well. So it should not come as a surprise that they wanted to get into the smartphone market as well. However, most of the people would have expected FirePhone to be cheaper than an iPhone, considering the fact that, for example, a Kindle Fire tablet is less expensive than an iPad. And yet, the surprise came when prices came out as well. FirePhone costs somewhere around $690. BUT it does not come attached to a plan of any sort, so you are free to choose whatever suits you better. As compared, the iPhone 5s does cost around $290, but it comes with a plan from AT&T or from another provider. Other than the plan thing, is it worth it to buy a FirePhone as compared to buying an iPhone?
FirePhone vs. iPhone: Specs
When it comes to the specs, FirePhone would appear to be a stronger asset than iPhone. The display, for example, is much bigger. But at the same time, iPhone’s display is almost finger-proof, is richer in colors and in resolution and it is multi-touch as well.
Also, the camera of the FirePhone comes with 5 megapixels more than the iPhone (12, respectively 8). The processors of the two phones are also very different. FirePhone has a quad-core processor, while iPhone has a dual-core processor. However, that does not mean that this is the only difference between the two of them, as they are judged by different criteria as well.
Last, but not least, FirePhone has a 2 GB RAM memory, while iPhone only has 1 GB. And when it comes to storage memory, the FirePhone comes in two variants – 32 GB and 64 GB, while iPhone adds the 16 GB version to these two.