Amazon Fire Phone: all the new features

Amazon Fire Phone: all the new features
Amazon just announced an all-around great device, called the Fire Phone, which coincidentally happens to be its first smartphone, too. It pulled out all the stop, equipping the firebreather with a bright, 590-nits IPS-LCD display, peppy Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP OIS camera, and a dual stereo speaker system.

Besides the stellar hardware specifications, Amazon has thrown in all the music, movies, TV series and reading apps you can think about, tying it up in an ecosystem of its own. Moreover, there's a new service called Firefly, which can recognize over a 100 million objects - from songs, through dishwasher soaps, to phone numbers on a poster, and find them at the lowest price, or throw more info about them at you. Here's the scoop on all the new features in the new and fiery Amazon handset, starting with the most impressive thingies.

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13 Comments

1. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Wake me up when they get cyanogenmod on the phone and it's on verizon. Right now boring waste of resources.

10. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Industry leading? The LG Optimus Black had a 700 nit IPS LCD.

13. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Both the Nokia E6 and 701 had brighter displays. 900nits and a 1000nits respectively.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22205; Member since: May 28, 2014

I really like this phone! Specs and features are great! I hate the price and the AT&T exclusivity, though.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Nothing but useless gimicks and a front page to amazon for advertisements and sales. $200 for a 2 year contract and $650 outright? Screw that sht.

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Not bad.

5. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

It's different... Meh...

6. fsalto98

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Put on Verizon and it's mine the first day it's out, otherwise I'm just not getting it!

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Some dev will ruin this device, by installin stock Android.. Making it barely functional..

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I see what you did there. Or, they could install iOS and really F#%k it up.

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I won't say this phone will totally flop, it may be a slight improvement for anyone upgrading from an iPhone 5S. I'm slightly disappointed, though, cuz' I like Jeff Besos (but, not that way), I just think he's heading down the wrong path. Look on the bright side, at least Amazon won't have to sell to a third-party to liquidate these!!

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It doesn't seem too bad. Although I wouldn't get this as a flagship, it still has some pretty interesting features...

12. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

NOT CONVINCED - all this motion 3D stuff - its isn't about the phone, its about the USER. As a human, my movements are unpredictable and random - and how will the system know what's deliberate and what's not. It will still be annoying no matter how smooth they have got it working: save that one for another day, its still too soon.

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