Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Beam vs Amazon Kindle Fire

Samsung Galaxy Beam
samsung galaxy beam
Amazon Kindle Fire
amazon kindle fire
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Amazon
Announced February 2012 September 2011
Status Available - July 2012 Available - November 2011
Colors Black Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 124 x 64.2 x 12.5 mm
(4.88 x 2.53 x 0.49 in)
190 x 120 x 11.4 mm
(7.48 x 4.72 x 0.45 in)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz) 413 g (14.57 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 N/A
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) Android OS, v2.3 (customized)
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, NovaThor U8500 [Similar] Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, TI OMAP 4430 [Similar]
GPU Mali-400 [Similar] PowerVR SGX540 [Similar]
RAM 768 MB [Browse Similar] 512 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 8 GB storage 8 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches [Similar] 7.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) [Similar] 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 57.32% 60.16%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio
Games Yes Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes no

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar] N/A [Similar]
Flash LED flash N/A
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection N/A
Video Yes, 720p@30fps N/A
Front Camera Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] N/A [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps No
Edge Class 12 No
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps No
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, HS No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support No
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML (Amazon Silk)

memory User Memory

Internal 8GB storage, 768 MB RAM 8GB storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2000 mAh 4400 mAh
Stand by Up to 760 h (2G)
Up to 760 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 20 h (2G)
Up to 9 h 40 min (3G)