All Fire TV Sticks Comparison 2023 (Lite vs 3rd Gen vs 4K vs 4K Max vs Cube)

Looking to know which Firestick is better? In this article, you will find the latest Fire TV Stick Comparison table that lists all the major differences between Fire Stick Lite vs 3rd Gen vs Fire TV Stick 4K vs 4K Max

by Vrushali.S Updated: 25 May, 2023, 09:24 IST
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Fire TV Sticks are great but which one is the best? Is the Fire TV Stick 4K better than 4K Max? Or what is the difference between Fire TV Stick Lite and Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen? If you too have such questions in your mind, this article is for you. In this article, we are going to be sharing a detailed, latest Amazon FireStick Comparison Chart that gets down to all the nitty gritty differences between all the Fire TV Sticks and Fire TV Cube.

Detailed Comparison Table of All Amazon Firesticks: Lite, 3rd Gen, 4K, 4K Max, and Cube


Table of Contents:

  1. Detailed Comparison Chart of All Amazon Firesticks: Lite, 3rd Gen, 4K, 4K Max, Cube

  2. Compare Firestick Lite and Firestick 3rd Gen

  3. Difference between Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen and Fire TV Stick 4K

  4. Fire TV Stick 4K vs 4K Max Comparison

  5. Fire TV Stick 4K vs Amazon Fire TV Cube Comparison

  6. Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen vs Fire TV Cube 3rd Gen 

  7. Latest version or generations of all Fire TV Sticks & Cube



Detailed Comparison Chart of All Amazon Firesticks: Lite, 3rd Gen, 4K, 4K Max, and Cube

Below is a detailed Amazon Firesticks Comparison Table that compares all Amazon Fire TV Sticks based on its features, price, and specifications.

All of the below Fire TV Sticks comparisons are done with regard to their latest versions.


Comparison between Firestick Lite, Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen, 4K, 4K Max, and Cube

Features/Specs

Fire TV Stick Lite

Fire TV Stick 3rd Generation

Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Fire TV Stick Cube (2nd Gen)

Price

Rs.2,999

Rs.3,999

Rs.4,999

Rs.6,499

Rs.12,999

Power/Volume button with remote

Supported audio

HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

Best for

Streaming

Streaming & TV Control

Cinematic 4K Streaming with Dolby Vision

High-performance Cinematic 4K Streaming with Wifi-6 Support

Hands-free control

Dolby Vision

Ports

HDMI Port, Micro USB

HDMI Port, Micro USB

HDMI Port, Micro USB

HDMI Port, Micro USB

HDMI Port, Micro USB, Ethernet

Hands-Free with Alexa

Picture Quality

Up to 1080p Full HD

Up to 1080p Full HD

Up to 4K Ultra HD

Up to 4K Ultra HD

Up to 4K Ultra HD

Behind-the-TV-Design

Storage

8GB

8GB

8GB

8GB

16GB

RAM

1GB

1GB

1.5GB

2GB

2GB

Wifi 6 Support

Quad-core Processor

Hexa Core🔥

OS Version

Android 9

Android 9

Android 7.1

Android 9

Android 9

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0


Also Read: TV Stick Buying Guide 2023: How to Select the Best TV Stick





Compare Fire TV Stick Lite vs Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen

Below is a detailed comparison between Amazon Firestick Lite and 3rd Gen. These are amongst the most popular Firestick choices that people generally have. Though many of us may not be sure if the Fire TV Stick Lite is better than Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen.

Both, the Firestick Lite and Firestick 3rd Gen in terms of hardware are almost the same. However, the major difference between the two comes in their software area.

Fire Stick Lite, the cheapest Amazon TV Stick offers almost the same OTT benefits as Firestick 3rd Gen, the brand seems to have done cost-cutting in other areas such as removing the mute button, no Dolby Atmos support, no volume adjustment button, no Live TV management feature; features that are all available in the Fire Stick 3rd Gen (2021) comparatively.

Have a look at the detailed differences between the Firestick Lite with the new Alexa Remote and Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen (also called the Fire TV Stick 2021).


Difference between Fire TV Stick Lite & Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen 2021

Fire TV Stick Lite (new Alexa-enabled)

Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen (2021)

The Fire TV Stick Lite is priced at Rs.2999

The Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen is Rs.3,999

Fire TV Stick Lite doesn’t have a volume Up/Down button on its remote

Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen has a volume Up/Down button

Fire TV Stick Lite doesn’t have App Hotkeys in its Remote (in the older version)

Includes App Hotkeys in Remote

HDMI Passthrough audio

Supports Dolby Atmos

No mute button

Remote comes with a mute button

No power source button

Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen Remote comes with a power source button

No Live TV Channels Feature (Can’t manage Live TV Channels)

Live TV Channels Feature (manage Live TV Channels)

No Parental Control

Comes with Parental Control

Slightly older version of the security update

Latest security update


Also Read: Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen India Review




Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen vs 4K (Fire TV Stick 4K)

Another dilemma that some of us may face is understanding which Firestick is better, the Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen or Fire TV Stick 4K? Both of these Firesticks come with almost the same hardware as well as software. But before you jump to a conclusion, it is important to note that there are a few significant differences between Amazon Firestick 3rd Gen and 4K.

In terms of hardware, Firestick 3rd Gen and Fire TV Stick 4K, are almost identical. In terms of software, Firestick 3rd Gen boasts a slightly lesser powerful processor and RAM as compared to Amazon Firestick 4K which somewhere impacts its performance.

Find below a list of differences between Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen and Fire TV Stick 2021 (4K).


Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen vs 4K (Fire TV Stick 4K) Comparison Table

Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen

Fire TV Stick 4K

No Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision

Doesn’t support 4K resolution

Supports 4K resolution

Processor (SoC): MT8695D Quadcore 1.7 GHz

Processor (SoC): MTK8695+MT7668, Quad Core 1.7GHz

Slightly lesser response speed (comparatively)

More optimized user experience

Comes with 1GB RAM

Comes with 1.5GB RAM


Also Read: Best TV under 30000: 4K Smart TVs in India at Best Prices 2023






Difference between Fire TV Stick 4K vs Firestick 4K Max

Wondering what is the difference between Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and 4K Max? How does Firestick 4K compare with Firestick 4K Max? Which one is better to buy? Well, both of these 4K streaming Fire TV Sticks offer more or less the same features on the face of it. However, there are some important differences that one may miss on.

Both the Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max offer a 4K UHD Streaming experience with support to Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and even the same storage space of 8GB.

Then, what’s the difference between Fire TV Stick 4K vs 4K Max? The Firestick 4K comes with lesser RAM as compared to Fire TV Stick 4K Max. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max also supports wifi-6 capability which makes it somewhat future-proof. It also comes with a slightly more powerful processor and higher clock speed. All of this helps the Fire Stick 4K Max to provide a smoother and faster streaming experience.


Fire TV Stick 4K

Fire TV Stick 4K Max

1.5GB RAM

2GB RAM

Wifi-5

Wifi-6

Netflix doesn’t support Dolby Atmos

Netflix supports Dolby Atmos

MTK8695+MT7668, Quad Core 1.7GHz

Mediatek MT8696 + MT7921LS, Quad-core 1.8 GHz

GPU: IMG GE8300, 650MHz Clock Speed

GPU: IMG GE9215 750MHz Clock Speed

Fire OS 6 (Android 7.1)

Fire OS 7 (Android 9)


It is also important to note that while the Amazon 4K Fire TV Stick supports Dolby Atmos, one may not be able to use it on Netflix due to its outdated OS Version (Fire OS 6 or Android 7.1). Netflix doesn’t support Firestick TV devices running on FireOS 6 or lower.

This may be a big drawback of the Fire TV Stick 4K as compared to Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

Also Read: All 4K TV Sticks in India Compared (Best 4K TV Stick 2023)





Fire TV Stick 4K Max vs Fire TV Cube

Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Cube, are both premium-range Firesticks that offer some of the best features for streaming and TV control.

If we compare the Firestick 4K Max vs the Amazon Fire TV Cube, the Fire TV Cube wins as it provides additional, useful capabilities that can make your streaming experience even more seamless. These additional features include a ton of extra ports such as HDMI-in, Ethernet adapter, Micro-USB port, etc as well as double the storage capacity as that of Firestick 4K Max.

But wait before you jump to the conclusion. While the Fire TV Cube does win over the Fire TV Stick 4K Max in terms of features, it loose by a few points when it comes to design and value for money.

For example, the Fire TV Cube is worth almost double of Firestick 4K Max, but is the amount difference worth just a few extra ports, a slightly more powerful CPU & Processor, and extra storage space?

Adding to it, the Fire TV Cube remote despite belonging to the top-most premium range device, looks pretty much the same as Fire TV Stick 4K Max which costs half.

Some user reviews of the Fire TV Cube also claim of having seen ads on the homepage, something which we generally haven’t seen in 4K Max (though this just may be a device-specific issue?)

Here’s a Fire TV Stick Cube vs 4K Max comparison that would help you decide which device is better, is Fire TV Stick 4K Max better or is the Fire TV Cube better? Fire TV Cube


Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen

The Fire TV Stick 4K Max price is Rs.6,499

The Fire TV Cube price is Rs.12,999

Doesn’t have an HDMI input port

Comes with an extra HDMI input Port so you can easily plug your Blu-ray players, cable box, gaming console, webcam, etc

Doesn’t have IR Extender

Comes with IR Extender

No Ethernet adapter

Ethernet adapter

Plugs at the back of the TV with no extra wires

Plugs to the TV using a cable wire

Built-in Alexa Speakers (only works when the TV is on)

Built-in Speakers (use as an Alexa speaker when the TV isn’t on)

Comes with 8GB ROM (Storage)

Comes with 16GB ROM (Storage)

Comes with HDMI Cable

No HDMI Cable in the box

Quad-Core processor

Hexa-core processor



So, this was all about comparing all the Amazon Fire TV Sticks. We have tried to present you with a detailed Amazon Firesticks comparison table that lists all the major differences between the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 3rd Gen, Fire TV Stick 4K, 4K Max, and Fire TV Cube.

We understand that with so many devices (with almost similar names) it could get difficult to find which Firestick is better. So, we hope this Fire TV Sticks Comparison helps you find the best Firestick for yourself.



Before we conclude this article, we have one last Fire TV Cube comparison table to share. If you are considering to buy a Fire TV Cube, you may think which Fire TV Cube is better, 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen? So, here’s a quick comparison of Fire TV Cube 2nd Generation vs Fire TV Cube 3rd Generation.



Compare Fire TV Cube 2nd Gen vs 3rd Gen

Fire TV Cube 2nd Generation

Fire TV Cube 3rd Generation

Rs.12,999

Price: Rs.13,999

Bluetooth 5.0 LE

Bluetooth 5.2 LE

Dual-band Wifi-6

Tri-band Wifi-6

Ethernet Adapter

Built-in Ethernet Port

Hexa-core processor

Octa-core processor

Matte-finish Plastic Body

Circumference covered in fabric (supposedly to improvise sound)

Micro-USB Port

Separate USB Port (don’t have to rely on adapters for expanding storage)

IR & Bluetooth Supported

Bluetooth Supported only




With this, I hope we have left no stone unturned in our Fire TV Stick comparison. While we are at it, here’s the latest version or generations of all Fire TV Stick devices in 2023:

Amazon Fire TV Sticks Latest Versions (2023):

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Latest Version (2023)

Amazon Fire Stick Lite with all new Alexa

2022

Amazon Fire Stick 3rd Gen or Fire TV Stick 2021

3rd Generation (2021)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K or Fire TV Stick

3rd Generation

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max

2021

Amazon Fire TV Cube

3rd Generation




We conclude our Fire TV Sticks Comparison article here. If you have any questions, please feel free to share them below I would be glad to answer them:)

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Vrushali Sawant is an experienced content writer with a love for knowledge & extensive research. She writes product recommendations & reviews, buying guides, trending news & offers. When not working, you'd find her reading about the cosmos & universe.
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