Product Comparison: Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition vs Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K


General Specifications
Brand
Amazon
Amazon
Model
Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
Fire TV Stick 4K
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Fire TV Stick Basic Edition connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. Enjoy a wide selection of movies, TV episodes and games. Fire TV Stick is an easy way to enjoy content from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and more.
With more power, a lightning-fast processor, and support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Fire TV Stick 4K allows you to enjoy a more complete 4K Ultra HD streaming experience.
Key Specs
Max Resolution
1080 p
2160 p
CPU Cores
4
4
CPU Speed
1.3 GHz
1.7 GHz

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
  • I only have an old hd tv in my bedroom and I have to attach my Ipad via adapter to my tv in order to watch Netflix and other video streaming apps.
  • If you're prime member, you can watch prime vdo without any VPN service. Fire stick provides hd and clear audio.
  • I purchased and received two of them on time, installed and configured them and work very well. Indeed a very good product, I recommend it !!!
  • Easy to setup and configure, placed it next to my wireless router so the signal quality would be good. so far no complaints!, it works as expected.
  • Good product, good streaming, amazon prime is better even than netflix to my concern.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • I love the fact this is in 4k, videos and apps will start sometimes start in lower resolution but quickly turn to 4k, within a second or two.
  • Of course the 4k streaming makes for a better picture with UHD being 4 times the resolution than 1080p.
  • I discovered the great little 4K fireTV streaming stick works wonderful at 1080P resolution and includes the ability to automatically control my TV and soundbar volume using it's slim remote!
  • I'm extremely happy with the speed and resolution of the device running at regular HD setting.
  • While the resolution is pretty darned great, the colors are VERY washed out. Reds not vivid at all and seems to have some sort of "fog".
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.2 in.
0.55 in.
Width
3.4 in.
4.25 in.
Depth
0.5 in.
1.18 in.
Weight
1.1 oz.
1.89 oz.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Hardware
Processor & GPU
MediaTek Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz / Mali450 MP4
Quad-core 1.7 GHz / IMG GE8300
RAM
1 GB
1.5 GB
Storage
8 GB
8 GB
Interfaces
HDMI output, Micro USB for power only
HDMI output, Micro USB for power only

Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

What customers say about "Hardware"
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
  • It’s fast enough so I don’t have to wait till it buffers when watching videos or movies.
  • It is extremely fast and no more buffering issues. Highly recommended!
  • The picture quality is great. It's super fast, controls the tv volume, etc.
  • Works incredibly fast. Picture and sound quality is extremely beautiful and superior.
  • For streaming it loads pretty quickly but I was expecting lightning fast processing.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • It is faster and has more memory than The older generations.
  • New features such as faster processor, power, volume, and mute buttons for TV, and support for newer 4K media standards. It's make an excellent job.
  • The processor has been upgraded from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz quad-core processor. This is better than Fire TV cube's processor as well.
  • This Fire Stick has a fast enough processor to run everything very quickly. Both apps load fast and the menus load almost instantly.
  • There is very little RAM, and even less storage. And the stability comes into question once you start wandering even a little off the reservation.
Software
Operating System
Fire OS 7
Fire OS 6
Compatibility With Other OS
Android 7.1, iOS 7.0 and higher
Android 7.1, iOS 7.0 and higher
Included Apps
Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube
Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, STARZ, Apple TV
What customers say about "Software"
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
  • The search function is helpful. You can type a name of a show for example, and the search will run across all apps and services at once.
  • This product is very easy to install and the layout of the menus is quite simple and elegant.
  • It has a lot of content, and you can download some of your favourite apps such as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, and Spotify, amongst others.
  • The UI is responsive and quick. Also the companion apps for using your phone or tablet as a remote work mostly quite well - they even allow alexa voice commands.
  • My only negative is some of the apps require a cable connection.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Once that is done Fire TV installs and downloads the latest software. Software download did not take much time but the installation took 3 minutes.
  • It did a software update quickly and I downloaded Playstation Vue, Tablo, Plex and Netflix.
  • It flies through the Fire OS menu, and the addition of the TV controls make this a game-changing device.
  • I really love my fire stick. It was very easy to set up and has an intuitive OS.
  • The only problem I see is there is no resolution matching available but I think that is a software thing.
Features
Form Factor
Smart-stick
Smart-stick
Additional Modes
Gaming
Gaming
Supported Formats
H.264, H.265, AAC-LC, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AC3/EAC3, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
AAC-LC, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, AC3/EAC3, FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, H.264, H.265
Wireless Standart
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi supports 2x2 MIMO 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Remote
Fire TV Remote
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote, Alexa Voice Remote
Extras
VoiceView, Over 4000 apps and games, Access millions of websites
Alexa Voice, More channels, Ethernet support: With optional Amazon Ethernet Adapter
What customers say about "Features"
Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
  • Remote is bluetooth so is very responsive, and there's a decent amount of apps available for free, if you can find them.
  • I take this when traveling for use in hotels and it's easy to get working with WiFi that requires an acceptance agreement.
  • I was usrprised to find out that the fire stick responds to my Sony tv remote as well so now I have two remotes. I am so so happy I decided to buy this!
  • Works well, one issue is the Bluetooth remote takes a while to pair with the stick when it's woken from low power mode.
  • The only thing lacking is a mechanism to sleep/turn off the tv from the fire tv remote.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
  • I like all the video options on the Fire TV 4K. You can set the resolution, color bit depth (8/10/12 bit), and wether or not to force HDR.
  • The new remote with IR support will control our fairly new 4K TV with ease. We like the power button and the volume and mute buttons. That remote almost makes the product worth it.
  • The new version supports the latest video and audio formats but I didn't notice much of a difference.
  • You can't rearrange the Apps on your App bar. This is just annoying because you can on their other TV products.
  • The Firestick drops WiFi signal after about 10 minutes of play time. When I reboot it, it picks up WiFi again. Initially, the WiFi shows strong signal strength. The TV is about 15 from my router.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

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