Amazon Fire Phone unboxing

Amazon Fire Phone unboxing
If you’ve come across Amazon’s web site in the last few days, then you know exactly what they’ve been advertising a lot of late. There should be no surprise at all to see the Amazon Fire Phone in the face of shoppers on its site, as we’re nearing the inevitable launch of the smartphone. Luckily, the handset in question came knocking on our door, so it’s only fitting to show you folks what early adopters are going to be treated to.

First and foremost, the packaging is already selling the Amazon Fire Phone’s most notable, stand out feature – its dynamic perspective display. In fact, the raised triangular pattern of the outer sleeve kind of mimics that functionality. Tilting it to different angles, we can see how the shadows cover certain triangles to emulate that dynamic perspective. Beyond that, we’re treated to the usual logos, names, and a listing of what’s packaged along with the box.

For a $200 on-contract priced phone, the Amazon Fire Phone is stuffed with the usual assortment of goodies – like the setup guide, microUSB cable, wall charger, and stereo headphones. With the latter, Amazon has included a slick pair of headphones, which sports a rubbery finish to give it a tangle-free property. Interestingly, they’ve also incorporated a magnetic connection that snaps the two buds together so they’re not constantly being dangled independently.

No doubt, we’re itching to put the phone through its paces, so we’ll be doing some testing over the course of the next few days to see if it can tangle with some of the greats in the space. Expect our review soon! In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our unboxing video below to see what’s in store – that’s if you’ve already snagged a pre-order, or potentially thinking about buying it come launch day.

Related phones

Fire Phone
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2400 mAh(22h talk time)



1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

ugly, overpriced, useless....... no.thanks...

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Considering it has a SD 800 quad core CPU running at 2.3ghz with 2gb of ram, and 32gb of storage. It's not bad. Plus those 4 head and face tracking cameras is pretty cool. I haven't seen any other smart phone do what this fire does. If they offered it in my country then I would most likely buy one just for the dynamic perspective.

12. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

HW is in par. But what really drives most of the technology HW is the OS underneath it. Without default access to Google play, is a let down for me which I'm not sure for the rest of the people out there.

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

looks like a black iphone with four screws at the corners! :)

3. supersam

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Will it be available outside the us???????

4. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Thanks for saving me from yet another inane unboxing video by providing the static pictures.


Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Looking at other videos the OS is terrible!

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I thought it included a little statue of Jeff Bezos showing his evil face laughing.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

No, but you can buy it from Amazon ;)

9. Rockbottom97

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

I just don't see why Amazon would limit themselves to one carrier. I understand iPhone did that but that was when Smartphones were awful and Apple had the first great idea. To think you could catch lightning in a bottle a second time on just one carrier is myopic. They'll do okay -- but if they don't open themselves to other carriers this phone will suffer. Same reason why the Z2 will never be popular cause its stuck on TMo. Great phone but your on the smallest national carrier... Unless they have nothing in the phone as far as cost like there Kindles - I don't see how they will profit off this device.

13. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I was totally unaware of this phone until it launched , I believe it was designed/ launched as a DIRECT competitor to the iPhone6 (4.7" model) Until 21/07/2014 the iPhones prices were unknown but base models Apple iPhones 4.7" and 5.5 will be $850 and $1012 according to "confirmed leaks" An IP5S v Firephone comparison you see what Apple need to add improvements to the IP5S for the IP6 to have better specs than the Fire Phone Eg the IP6 needs to add 5Mp to the camera ie 13MP to beat the Fire phone As you state the phone is tied to AT&T and the price is very steep, but this is JUST AT&T contract My belief is AT&T ONLY ONLY, have exclusive rights for a time period*** What has been bothering me and I could not understand is why has Amazon lauched a flagship phone and tied it to one Network? Afaik NO flagship phone has been tied to one network, there are variants of the flagship phone but all variants produced, the specs are LESS than the International version and carry a different name (may include the networks in the name) I had no evidence to say I did not believe it, however that evidence has been staring all of US [and by US Mexico, Canada?] (no I mean you & I) The Fire phone is listed as 4G LTE 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) MHz The LTE bands are for the entire WORLDS networks NB including T-Mobile USA 1700) Based solely on these 2 facts 1)NO AT&T specific name 2) World wide 4G LTE coverage *** AT&T may have exclusive right for a time only, this does NOT mean another network will pick up the phone. but given the specs. In the unlikelyhood that no other network do then you won't get a subsidised phone ON CONTRACT This phone can be a 4G LTE network supported GSM phone anywhere else on this planet. If sold unlocked it can be used eg on ANY / ALL UK 4G LTE networks or worldwide for that matter, but you will have to buy the phone The short version if only on AT&T it cost less to make if ONLY AT&T 4G LTE band were included,and it would NOT be mareketed using the International name Whilst a 13Mp camera is NOT top notch is does match the LG G3 and S4, it is superior to the S5 Mini, imo the iPhone 8Mp camera will just be tweaked

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Ahhh, a phone for shop-a-holics..........I wonder how many of these will sell, but I'm guessing only few.......I smell a flop

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Walmart might as well make a phone too.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.