Fire Phone specs

The Amazon Fire Phone is official, and we've got all the news on the device live from the launch event in Seattle. Naturally, we've also got the first info on the phone's specs waiting for you after the break.

Amazon Fire Phone specifications

Category Features
Size 5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35" (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight 5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display 4.7" HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras 13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OS Fire OS 3.5.0
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
Battery Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.
Video recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playback Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and Video Supports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supported Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT
Sensors Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Location GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
Cellular UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
Headphones Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
Rating for hearing aids M4, T4
SIM Card Pre-installed Nano SIM card
Ports Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to these terms
Included in the Box Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide


So what do you think of the Fire Phone's hardware? Shout out in the comments!

There are 60 comments

bandityo says:

How much?

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jacksonxp says:

Phone plays on the weaknesses in the other phones

URPREY says:

"HD" 720p or True HD 1080p? I suspect it's 720p since they didn't explicity say otherwise.

hmmm says:

I would agree with this. It's also the cheaper of the Qualcom Snapdragon 800 I would imagine like in the Nexus 5 (though clocked slower) rather than the 801 or especially 805. This is designed to be inexpensive.

Adela Pop says:

According to various sources, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, just like the Galaxy S5, but with only 4 x 2.2 GHz:
The price of the Amazon Fire Phone is also very similar to the price of the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Adela Pop says:

Just saw the updated specs and it actually has a Snapdragon 800. I have to say I am quite disappointed. It costs just as much as Samsung Galaxy S5, but the CPU is slower, the battery power is lower, and it doesn´t even have a battery power saving mode:

Alex Dobie says:

All they've said is "HD", so I suspect you're right. And yeah. 2.2GHz + Adreno 330 probably means S800.

You didn't see that it says 1280x720?

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URPREY says:

You mean when I posted my comment over an hour ago and none of those specs were released or included in this article? Nope.

DS1331 says:

Good job

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A895 says:

Better than my RAZR M, but evey phone is better than it, specs wise this year.

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Glass on the back? I am guessing repair shops will be very busy replacing LCDs.

ScottJ says:

There's an LCD on the back?

Wait it has a TV on it???

Loving the look of the hardware.

hmmm says:

Reminds me a lot of the Nexus 4.

Not a bad thing! :D

thatguy97 says:

Unless you drop it...

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

s2weden2000 says:

590 nits brightness! Damn...

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

Dperks17 says:

SD800 with a 720p I bet the little guy zipss

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cjbrigol says:

lol they're going for the "ermagerd phones are getting too big" crowd. Good luck. Note 4 or G Flex 2 for me!

ScottColbert says:

The bigger the phone the smaller the dick.

jtc276 says:

Wow this is immature but I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh my ass off after reading it.

cjbrigol says:

Look out guys we got a twelve year old over here

ScottJ says:

So what happens when you move up to a larger size? Does it shrink immediately or does it take some time?

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dachiefmizzy says:

More like the smaller your phone, the smaller your hands are, which equals small well you know.

TenshiNo says:

So... it's *impossible* that someone might just enjoy the extra screen real estate because it means that they can get stuff done on their portable computer? Someone sounds defensive.

Andyvalver says:

Doesn't sound too bad based on that. All depends on the price I guess.

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ddot196 says:

So did they explain the cameras on the front? I get the 3D effect, but I haven't seen anything on this site explaining it, unless I missed it.

eahinrichsen says:

They're for face-tracking to facilitate the 3D display. It needs four of them to ensure that it can track your phone no matter how you're holding the device.

RaiderWill says:

If you're in the Amazon Eco System it's a no-brainer.. buy it
Specs are more than solid for the average user.. the 800 chipset is plenty powerful enough for the 4.7" display 720 or 1080P. It's got the Ram, the Camera and the looks.. it's not a geek phone. The specs more than fit the target market.
On a Geek Note:
How about the HTC E8? 50,000 units in 15 minutes.. Keep the same $449.00 price tag and it would be a huge hit in the U.S.A. for HTC.

Pfffttt don't no what all the hassle was about

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Can I assume from the lack of mention that there is no External SD card access, nor removable battery?

jimbo says:

With 32 GB internal storage and current SoC battery management, an unnecessary compromise for a vast majority of users.


roninksb says:

different strokes for different folks.

jimbo says:

Thank goodness it isn't another slablet. 4.7-5.3 seems optimal.
Excellent new market entry with useful technological advances.
Bezos is no dummy.

All those FF cameras and IR sensors are just begging to do some night shot selfies!

Hmmm... that sounded different in my head.

eahinrichsen says:

Oh god, imagine Snapchat with 3D pictures. I just threw up a little.

TenshiNo says:


jrb363 says:

Decent specs but that price is insane off contract. :(

no 2K screen? no, thank you.

no Play Store access? no, thank you.

no Android OS,... wait... why is AndroidCentral even covering it, if it's not "real" Android OS? :)

thatguy97 says:

Play store access I get but 2k screen cmon why would u want that

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

user7618 says:

The e-peen demands it.

Android: It will make you a sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me.

eahinrichsen says:

Anybody else concerned about the effect that having those four cameras (and lasers???) running all the time is going to have on battery life?

thatguy97 says:

The guy above doesn't care about battery life

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

tezgno says:

While this looks like a potentially neat phone (hands-on, battery life, etc., all need to be evaluated), I'm passing on it for three reasons:

1. Not a true "Android" phone. Sure, it can run Android apps, but the Fire line of products are about the Amazon experience and Ecosystem and while I'm a Prime subscriber and love using their retail services, I'm not that big on the Fire experience from a mobile/tablet perspective.

2. Specs. While specs do not make a phone, this phone seems to have middle of the road hardware in terms of CPU, RAM, Graphics, etc. It does have a decent camera and will probably be decent there, but overall, the 4.7", likely 720p screen and mid-range specs (from last year) aren't that impressive... which leads me to:

3. Cost! I'm done with paying for a phone on contract, so seeing a $199-299 pricing model on contract means one thing... huge off contract pricing. And, that it is. Off-contract, it's a $650 phone at the cheapest end. That puts the phone in the GS5 price range (give or take, depending on network). For a phone that doesn't have the specs of a GS5 (more like the specs of a Nexus 5 and that's even pushing it) yet having the same cost, it had better be big on value-adds. I didn't see a lot that would make me spend double for the phone.

I was hoping that Amazon would be aggressive in the pricing to better compete against people like Motorola, who is putting out very decent cheaper phones. Sadly, this phone is on the more expensive side and, I fear, would probably not sell as much as it would need to start driving costs down.

Fuccin says:

Aggressive pricing, top tier components & 100% android - look at the OnePlus (also pre-order status)

fightcrazy says:

Looks like the phone has all the radios for both AT&T and T-Mobile. Maybe for the other Carriers as well. Too much to buy off contract to have that dumb OS. Maybe there is a way to root that SOB and flash CyanogenMod, now were talking. Just can not get into that OS, what ever it is called, just dumb IMO.

eahinrichsen says:

Eh, it'd be a huge waste to buy it and put CM on it, even if it's possible. You'd miss out on the 3D, FireFly, probably all of the tilt features, and everything that makes the phone at all unique. You can argue about whether or not those features make it worth the high asking price, but without them, it'd be nothing but a colossal waste of money.

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AOSPrevails says:

S800 720p for $649 unlocked? Amazon is officially out of their mind. I expected it to match specs and price with Nexus 5 at least and they pump out a 720 p forked android phone and try to sale it at flagship price?

thatguy97 says:

Why does everyone get so dam caught up on specs im not considering this phone in the slightest but think of it in terms of the OS and how they optimized it not the fact that it doesn't have the ABSOLUTE greatest and latest

Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5

Katydid#AC says:

Bluetooth 3 and not 4?

Hectorius says:

No thanks..

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jcg5862 says:

Another no thank you. I thought that I'd be OK with my Fire HD I bought a year ago, especially being a Prime member. Well, didn't work out that way. Dead end as far as updates, don't even recognize it as an android device and no play store. Bought a Tab PRO 10.1 a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. FireOS was way too closed.

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Jodi Jebron says:

hmmm.. looks good
wonder if it would work with att straigh talk sim

Jazir811 says:

When is its release in India and what will be the cost?

Jazir811 says:

Its hot!!!