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Amazon Fire Phone unboxing

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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.

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posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:43 8

1. Anshulonweb (Posts: 438; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:16 4

5. sgodsell (Posts: 4899; Member since: 16 Mar 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.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:38

12. Zenzui (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Feb 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.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:52

2. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:54 1

3. supersam (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)

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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:56 4

4. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:37

6. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 413; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)

Looking at other videos the OS is terrible!

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:43 2

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 12:57 2

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

No, but you can buy it from Amazon ;)

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 13:56

9. Rockbottom97 (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Jan 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:54

13. Philipand96 (Posts: 103; Member since: 12 Jul 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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 15:58 1

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 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

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 16:11 3

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Walmart might as well make a phone too.

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