As per today most popular Android TV device is the Amazon Fire TV. Because it is the best budget Android TV device on the market. But that is not true for all over the world. That is true for most European countries and USA. For Asian countries buying a Amazon Fire TV device is not cheap at all due to shipping costs. However this device is a amazing product released by Amazon.
Mainly there are 3 types of Android TV devices released by Amazon. Please note that I am not going to discuss about the old first generation products like Fire TV Stick 1 st generation and Fire TV Cube 1 st generation. Best new devices are Fire TV Stick , Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube.
Below compared those 3 devices in way anyone can understand. Does not include hard to understand technical details.
|Fire TV Stick||Fire TV Stick 4K||Fire TV Cube|
|Price||from $34||from $49||from $119|
|HDR and HDR 10||No||Yes||Yes|
|Built in Speaker||No||No||Yes|
|Processor||Quad Core (4)||Quad Core (4)||Hexa Core (6)|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|Dual Band Wifi||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ethernet||Buy seperate||Buy Seperate||Included|
There are no many cons or disadvantages of using Fire TV. However there are few. If you are a Amazon prime member then this device is a idle choice. Does not have google play Store. How ever Amazon App store able to provide all most all required apps and games for Fire TV. Instead of Google Voice it support Alexa. Now Fire TV officially support YouTube App. That’s great.
Neither of these 3 devices work without a external power. Actually you can’t plug and play just by pluging it to HDMI port only. From 3 devices Fire TV Stick is the most portable one. Less chunky and can take every where you go.
Fire TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick 4K
Since outer appearance looks similar those 2 are extremely different inside. Here I am going to discuss about the those changes. In my opinion most easiest way to decide which device to buy is 4K feature. There are 3 questions to answer, so that you can decide whether you should go for 4K version.
- Do your TV support 4K ?
- Do you have high speed internet Connection ?
- Do you can afford extra GB required for 4K content ?
Running 4K content required high speed internet connection. It’s recommend to connect Ethernet cable if you have slow WiFi connection. Please note that you may require bigger data bundle which may cost you more. Does running 1080p content in a 4K TV looks so bad ?. Actually nope. You wan’t notice much. If you are more concern about picture quality then you can go for 4K, if not stick to 1080p . It is more than enough for many people and good for pocket.
|Fire TV Stick||Fire TV Stick 4K|
|Price:||from $34||from $49|
|Size||85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm||99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm|
|Weight||32.0 g||53.6 g|
|Processor||Quad-core ARM 1.3 GHz||Quad-core 1.7 GHz|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 + LE||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE.|
|Video Quality||720p and 1080p up to 60 fps||2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps|
Fire TV Stick 4k Vs Fire TV Cube
Actually Fire TV Stick 4k and Fire TV Cube is vastly different to each other. For example price. If you are looking only for video quality you can directly choose Fire TV Stick 4K version without any doubt. Fire TV Cube has more power, storage, memory and better gaming support than Fire TV Stick 4K version but have same Bluetooth spec and Video Quality output. Only if you want those features and have money you can go for it. If not 4k Stick is the best choice for money.
|Fire TV Stick 4K||Fire TV Cube|
|Price||From $49.99||From $119.99|
Quad-core 1.7 GHz
|Hexa-core (Quad-core at up to 2.2GHz + Dual-core at up to 1.9GHz )|
|GPU||IMG GE8300||ARM Mali G52-MP2 (3EE), 800MHz|
|Memory||1 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||16 GB|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE|
|Video Quality||2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps||2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps|