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Amazon Fire Phone Review

32 GB     See other variants reviews Score: 7.4/10
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Amazon Fire Phone is a high quality Android device launched back in 2014, equipped with a medium 4.7" multi-touch capacitive screen, an extremely powerful Quad-Core CPU running at 2.2 GHz, and two cameras, a 13 MP back camera and a 2.1 megapixels front-facing camera. That's everything we have to say? Not at all, it's only the beginning of a much deeper review.

Amazon equipped the Amazon Fire Phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974 chip, including an extremely fast Quad-Core processing unit running at 2.2 GHz with a large 2 GB of RAM. Graphic calculations generally uses lots of processor cycles, so the Amazon Fire Phone counts with an extra Adreno 330 graphics processing unit clocking at 450 megahertz to help the CPU with those tasks. A great advantage of the Amazon Fire Phone is the 32 GB big internal memory and whereas it doesn't come with an SD extension slot, it it is more than enough to store lots of apps, games, photos and videos without having to worry about filling the phone.

This phone is just 0.35" thick, taking it to the thinnest cellphone's category. Even though this cellphone is just 5.5" long, it's still able to fit a a 4.7 inches screen. Apparently Amazon forgot about optimizing the weight in this 5.64 oz device. This phone is available in a nice range of color variations like black, purple, yellow, blue and red.

This phone has a high-tech 1280 x 720 (HD) 4.7-inches screen, which makes all images and videos look perfect. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

This cellphone includes wifi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a router or modem), LTE (4G) high speed internet connection or fast 3G connection type, supported by HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM connection.

This phone has two cameras, a 13 megapixels back camera and a 2.1 megapixels front-facing camera. This cellphone can also shoot videos up to 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. To complete the camera, it also counts with some nice characteristics like auto-focus, flash, fast burst mode, optical image stabilization and HDR mode.

This cellphone also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0, EDR), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This device comes with a great 2400 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery that can keep this cellphone running for many hours, but you may need to charge it if you use it too much. This device has an aproximate stand by time of 285 hours and a talk time of 22 hs according to Amazon. An issue to take into consideration is that this cellphone's battery isn't removable so you won't be able to replace it when it starts to live shorter, although with such a great capacity you will probably buy a new cellphone before it becomes an issue.

This cellphone is being sold for only 135 dollars, a great offer for a phone as good as this. If you will use it as a gaming cellphone, will use it as a social cellphone, are looking for a phone for work or you love taking pictures, this device is very appropiate for you. Amazon packs this cellphone with USB power adapter (5W), Premium headphones with remote and mic, Quick Start Guide and Micro USB to USB charging cable.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Amazon
Operating System (OS):Android 4.2.2
Variant:32 GB
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Dimensions:5.50 x 2.60 x 0.35 inchesMetric13.97 x 6.6 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:5.64 ouncesMetric159.89 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Purple, Red and Yellow
Accessories:Micro USB to USB charging cable, Premium headphones with remote and mic, Quick Start Guide, USB power adapter (5W)
Release date:2014-06-18
Price:$ 135.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4.7 inchesMetric11.9 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:312 pixels per inchMetric122.83 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:2400 mAh
Stand-by Time:285 hours
Talk Time:22 hours

Camera

Back camera:13 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.00
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:2.1 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Fast Burst Mode, HDR Mode and Optical Image Stabilization

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0, EDR
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor