Have you heard about Amazon’s first Fire Phone? You have probably seen some of its specs, but do you also know that Amazon is trying to offer us a radically improved experience to impress and win over new users? Those features such as Dynamic Perspective and Firefly are ready to make a difference, so Amazon is waiting for its Fire Phone coming on July 25 to be a real success.
What about you? Are you ready to spend your money on this handset? Here we are to help you with this decision.
Amazon’s Fire Phone Specs
Amazon’s Fire Phone was rumored to come with a list of high-end specs, but are things as good as expected? We’ll let you decide that after seeing what the device has to offer.
This Amazon Fire handset has a 4.7-inch screen which ranks with 590 nits of brightness and comes with an ambient light sensor and Dynamic Image Contrast in order to make the screen images sing in various viewing situations. And the resolution of no less than 1280 x 720 with 315ppi is more than decent as well, not to mention that the display is covered in Gorilla Glass 3.
Power-wise, this Fire Phone houses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, also coming along with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. And as it has been rumored, it runs on a forked version of Android, Fire OS 3.5.0.
Responsible with the handset’s life is that 2,400mAh battery that the company claims to be able to last around 285 hours of standby time per single charge, as well as 22 hours of talk time, 65 hours of audio playback and no less than 11 hours of video playback. And don’t forget that the list is also completed by a 13MP rear-facing camera with an f/2.0 five-element lens and optical image stabilization, as well as by a 2.1-megapixel front-facing lens.
Finally, you should know that this Amazon Fire phone comes with global LTE and connectivity on no less than nine LTE bands, four GSM bands and five UMT, also featuring Bluetooth, 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, as well as NFC.
One area where the Fire Phone has managed to impress us is its interface called Dynamic Perspective which can be used for adjusting a 3D image on the screen to match the head position of the user. Like that, wallpapers end up having a 3D effect, not to mention that this feature has been especially designed for games as well, making the images to pop out the screen and seem more real than ever.
Moreover, we cannot leave aside the advantages offered by Amazon’s digital content library. This Amazon Fire handset offers us access to over 33 million apps, songs, games, TV shows, movies, books, magazines, audiobooks and more. As for those of you who are Prime members, you will also get unlimited streaming access to movies and TV episodes.
What about Firefly? Have you heard about this universal visual-scanning app that uses the camera and a huge database in order to identify certain items and inform you about your chance to buy it through Amazon? We have seen these sort of apps that recognize QR codes, items, audio tracks and not only before and one of them is the popular Bing Vision from Microsoft Windows Phone, but Firefly offers us even more than that.
To be more precise, it recognizes the audio on TV shows and successfully extracts information via IMDB. And it can be used on both iOS and Android, being an universal Amazon reality-scanner.
Amazon Fire Phone – Price and Availability
So, those of you who might be interested on buying this new Amazon phone should know that it will have a price of only $199.99 for the 32GB version and $299.99 for the 64GB model, with a two-year contract. But if the off contract option is the one that you have on your mind, then you must prepare $649.99 and $749.99, respectively.
In any case, don’t forget that this Fire Phone will be an AT&T exclusive offer. And if you already want to pre-order it, you can do that; it is true that we are not talking about any special discounts, but at least you’ll get free year of Prime membership included with purchase or 12 months added to your account if you already subscribed.
So, AT&T customers with a Next early upgrade package have to pay $32.50 monthly for 20 months on Next 12 or $27.09 per month for 24 months on Next 18 when it comes to the 16GB option. As for the 64GB model, it will cost you $37.50 per month for 20 months on Next 12, while a next 18 option costs $31.25 for no less than 24 months.
And when it comes to its actual availability, the handset ships on July 25, just as we have tod you from the start and then it should be available in stores as well.