Amazon Fire Phone 

Released July, 2014
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4G
  • 4.7"
  • Quad core 2.2 GHz
Throw in its outstanding viewing angles as well, it firmly tells us this is one high quality display – save for the resolution, of course.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2014)
The rear 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a fast f/2.0 lens is very good.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)

Features Key features of the Amazon Fire Phone

screen size

Fire Phone
4.7"
G Flex
6"

screen resolution

Fire Phone
1280 x 720
Nexus 5
1920 x 1080
Galaxy S5
1920 x 1080

memory

Fire Phone
2 GB
iPhone 5s
1 GB
Moto X
2 GB

processor

Fire Phone
Quad core
Moto X
Dual core
Galaxy S III
Dual core

camera resolution

Fire Phone
13 MP
Nexus 4
8 MP
Nexus 5
8 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Fire Phone


7.0
The Snapdragon 800 is a pretty efficient CPU, and the 4.7", 720p display shouldn't be a big power hog, but the phone has just passable battery life.

6.5
The resolution is rather underwhelming in light of other phones, but it’s a high quality display for sure with its accurate color reproduction, potent brightness, and exceptional viewing angles.

Overall

6.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Amazon clearly didn’t go with a low quality display here, evidenced by its impressive color temperature of 6958 K, which is pretty close to the reference of 6500K.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2014)
Going back to the display itself, which is a moderately sized 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 IPS LCD display, there’s no arguing that its resolution is not in the same boat as other phones in its price category.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2014)
You should be able to get a workday's worth of life out of it, assuming the display isn't constantly running and tracking your face.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)

Camera

The other salient feature, Firefly, uses the 13 megapixel rear camera to scan stuff... generally so you can buy that stuff from Amazon.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)
At first glance, Firefly’s interface is easily mistaken for any ordinary camera app, as the screen is dominated by a viewfinder.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2014)
Aside from the normal camera and video modes, it offers lenticular and panorama shots, but that's the bulk of it.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)

Apps

It gets plenty loud which is good for tones and notifications, watching videos, or playing games.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)
Amazon's solution breaks down used space by several categories, including games, apps, system apps, videos, music, photos, books, docs, and several others.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)
Swiping up on the dock reveals the app tray, which offers quick access to installed apps as well as cloud apps that are already found in your catalog (for quick installation).
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)

Video

Apps run smoothly and since the screen is 720p rather than 1080p, games aren't as likely to tax the phone.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)
For all its uses, the display is pretty good, and nothing really feels "missing" considering it's a 720p panel instead of 1080p.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)
Firefly has utility beyond Amazon shopping: aim it at your TV and it can provide info for TV shows and movies, much like Amazon's X-Ray feature, courtesy of IMDB, which Amazon owns.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)

Operating system

The OS is smooth and pleasant to use, and it's clearly geared more toward iPhone converts than Android users who truly adore Android and make great use of its features and services.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)
The UI is simple with HDR on/off, flash control, burst mode and access to the photo gallery, but the image processing software, much as with the iPhone, makes for wonderful photos that are a bit warm, nicely saturated, sharp and natural looking.
by MobileTechReview (Jul, 2014)
That said, Amazon's camera software is pretty basic.
by Android Police (Aug, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 312 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  2. HSPA (unspecified)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 1,320 min
Standby time 17,136 min
Capacity 2,400 mA·h

form factor

Weight 160 g
Thickness 9 mm
Size 66 x 140 x 9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
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