Are you getting the Amazon Fire Phone?

Amazon is reshaping the notion of what a typical smartphone could be with the just-announced Fire Phone. As this happens to be its first smartphone, it had to make a noticeable entrance, and we have to say it did indeed. Besides the stellar specs, such as a bright, 590-nits IPS-LCD display, peppy Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP OIS camera, and a dual stereo speaker system, we are getting unique features that you can't see on any other phone right now...
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59 Comments

1. johnsons

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Thanks, but no thanks......I'll stay with my Lumia 920.

4. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I totally agree. Amazon bots be clicking the "yes" button on this site

33. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The tech in the Amazon fire phone is actually pretty cool. Considering no one has 5 front facing cameras on any phone. Only Amazon right now is the first. It has an excellent CPU, ram, and storage amounts. The other thing is it comes with amazon prime instant videos and music which means you get a year of both services for free. 20 million songs, plus amazon instant video. For a number of the music services alone it costs around $100 a year. It also costs $100 a year for amazon prime service. So basically you are getting unlimited music and videos for a year. That alone is worth $199 for the Amazon fire phone. If I lived in the states I would most likely get this phone.

46. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Still not interested in Amazon's new toy. Once Jeff sees the low adoption rate metrics, maybe he will understand the risk of doing carrier exclusives.

57. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I rather have one good front facing camera than 5. To me that's a gimmick, not a selling point. It's still priced too high and too limited release for a phone that's in no way groundbreaking.

58. aminkhs

Posts: 14; Member since: May 11, 2014

I dont like buy a phone for one feature I keep my 820 with searching musics and tags and cortana!

50. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Had 920 and screen irresponsive in a month. Googling for a solution and found that issue reported by umpteen users without solution. By the way I hated those large bezels, heavy weight and worst windows UI. I hope Nokia/Microsoft will improve their screens next time.

53. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

+1 I'll stay with my 1020 for now but good to see they using Here Maps.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

No thanks.

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2622; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

As a Canadian, it doesn't look like I can...

38. FingerMyApple unregistered

Never buy the phone that assembled in America, their products are always crappy as well as their specs :)

59. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Maybe, but I could say the same about the quality of the piƱatas that come from Brazil. They fall apart before you hang them.

5. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

No i think i will pass, even if they launch it in my country in near future........ Amazon really lost it here in pricing this time... I was expecting aggressive pricing like their highend tablets, but this time amazon really disappointed us.......

6. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Nope is this joke of the year lmao it's nice at 229

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Its general specs are actually pretty good, but Amazon killed it with the outdated 720p display, AT&T exclusivity, and horrible pricing...

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

I'll just wait for a fire sale after a couple of months

27. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I see what you did there.

9. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I'm unimpressed. Amazon gets a yellow ribbon for participation.

10. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Will it have Google maps. If no. What GPS comes pre-installed.

28. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Nokia HERE

32. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

GPS maps is Google maps. Nokia Here is not on Amazon. Google maps is better anyway.

55. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Actually, Nokia maps are very good. If you ever used a Nokia phone, especially Lumia, you know that you have a pretty good navigator in your pocket, whenever you need it.

11. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

so..... amazon fire tablet utilizes a choppe up version of android so they aren't required to include the google play store..... although the specs are sadly pretty much exactly what i want, i'm looking for a more... 'vanilla' google experience plz'n'ty.

42. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yeah, I like the hardware, and the features sound nice but I'd honestly be more likely to jump from Google Android to iOS than I would be Google Android to Amazon Android. Amazon just isn't offering much incentive for me to move to their ecosystem.

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2360; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I voted YES! , tho I would have to see it person..

13. Deadeye37

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Overpriced = no. No Google Play = No. AT&T Exclusivity = NO! The AT&T Exclusivity is was really irks me. This isn't 2009. You got a good phone to sell, sell it to everyone! As much as Amazon wants to think they're as cool as Apple with that deal, they aren't and this phone isn't the iPhone.

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

No, the AT&T exclusivity kills it; I have T-mobile and have no plans to change carrier.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You can always have it unlocked for T-Mobile.

24. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I'll see, I plan to wait until November to upgrade my Nexus 4. I'm interested in the iPhone 6 or that Mclaren Lumia windows phone.

15. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The new tech is great. Dont get me wrong. Glad to see somebody is doing something different and pushing the limits on a smartphone. On the other hand; here are the issues. 1. 720P screen, yuck. 2. AT&T only, biggest fail of the year. and 3. 299.99 on contract, yeah; maybe if I was buying it outright at cost.
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