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Price Check

Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.2
  • Bug fixes

Product Details

  • Release Date: September 29, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,811 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Scan a barcode, snap a picture, or say or type a product name to check prices instantly on millions of products
  • Find the best prices from and its millions of online merchants
  • Share in-store prices with us to help ensure our prices remain competitive for our customers
  • Access product details, read customer reviews and ratings across all categories of products
  • Share product links with friends via Twitter, Facebook, text message, or e-mail link
  • Buy with confidence and complete a secure purchase directly from the app

Product Description

Ever wondered if you were getting the best price on a product when you were out shopping? With Price Check, you can use your Android phone to check and compare prices instantly on Amazon. And to make in-store price comparison even better, we're introducing a new price sharing feature that helps ensure our prices remain competitive for our customers.

Price Check by Amazon

Search for products using four easy methods:

• Scan a barcode: Amazon's barcode scanner will match your item and provide Amazon and merchant product pricing in seconds.

Price Check by Amazon

• Snap a picture: This app uses Amazon's photo matching algorithm to instantly match your picture to books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and more.

• Say the product name: Speak your search queries and use voice search to return accurate product matches and Amazon's pricing.

• Type your search: Type the product name to retrieve instant matches.

• Buy directly from the app: Buy with confidence and complete a secure purchase directly from the app.

Price Check by Amazon provides access to product descriptions and customer reviews to guide you in making informed purchase decisions. When you find a low price while using the app, simply log into your Amazon account to complete a secure purchase. Price Check also supports add to Wish List; sharing via Twitter, Facebook, text message or e-mail link; immediate purchasing using 1-Click ordering; and Amazon Prime.

All products are from the U.S. catalog; all prices are in U.S. dollars. Compatible with Android devices with auto-focus cameras and Android 2.1 or greater.

The categories available within Price Check include: Books, Textbooks, Movies, Music, Video Games, CDs, Electronics, Home & Garden, Automotive, Baby, Beauty, Camera & Photo, Cell Phone & Services, Clothing, Computers, Grocery, Health & Personal Care, Home Improvement, Industrial & Scientific, Jewelry, Kindle, Kitchen & Dining, Magazines, Music Instruments, Office Products, Patio & Garden, Shoes, Software, Sports & Outdoors, Video, and Watches.

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.1MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Developed By: (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
84 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Functional and very useful. November 15, 2011
I'm using a myTouch 4G Slide and an A500 Iconia Tablet. I have both the Amazon Mobile app (Amazon Shopping) and the Price Check app installed on my phone but only the Amazon Mobile app on the tablet, for now.

The Price Check app currently mirrors the functionality of the Amazon Mobile App. They seem to be no different and practically identical apart from having the 3 buttons in the GUI and more specifically a dedicated voice button (though you could always search a product through voice in the Amazon Mobile app if you have a keyboard with a voice button anyway, so the functionality is still identical).

Many folks are curious as to why Amazon has released a separate and standalone price checking app. I have a theory.

I suspect the Amazon Mobile app will be changed in a few days to remove camera functionality. The Kindle Fire is being released soon and does not have a camera. That being said, The Kindle Fire's dev. portal states that apps should adhere to relying on the hardware in the Kindle Fire. Amazon's Mobile app currently as it is, would need to access camera hardware to 'scan and snap' products. Amazon would therefore need to either make a separate app for the Kindle Fire or change their own app to not rely on camera functionality. So we end up with a standalone app to replace this functionality for all other devices (with a camera) which is for all intents and purposes functionally a carbon copy of the App we've all been using.

It could also be possible that they simply want the price checking capability to be at the forefront of the app. Some people don't know that the current Amazon Mobile app has this capability built in. Making a separate app would put the focus on this function both through its name as well as it's GUI.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The idea is better than the app. December 3, 2011
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This is a great idea, but the app doesn't give you the same number of results when scanning or taking pictures. I use the original Amazon app and type or speak it in if I want more results .
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67 of 79 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Functional, but why standalone November 15, 2011
By ChrisH
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The app appears functional and works well on my HTC Inspire 4g. I do, however, seriously question this as a standalone app as opposed to just placing it's functionality in the Amazon shopping app. If they insist on it being stand-alone, it should at least communicate with the other Amazon apps. Having to enter my username and password every time in every one of their apps is tiresome. Let me save my password, or better yet, give a mobile only pin like paypal.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars LG Optimus V - NO Scan March 28, 2012
By jimhenn
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The app seems useful and will work with some photos, however on my phone (LG Optimus V) the scanner remains black and will not scan.
The original scanner also does not work any longer and I replaced it with another brand app scanner which works.
This app needs a bug fix to get the scanner working on this phone and the app may be useful than.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Compatable with Optimus V August 5, 2012
By Johnny
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Would be super great if it worked with my Optimus V, but it don't. It installs and looks like it will work but when you go to scan barcode, there is a black screen. The app is still running but looks like there is no camera connection. It shows the green box and red line like normal but on black screen. The same thing happens on Amazon Student app. and Amazon Mobile app. - All show black screens when try to scan barcodes. Don't get me wrong, I love the app when it worked on my other phone, but I just got a new Optimus V and what do I have to do to get it to work. I don't want to go buy another phone. I know it isn't my phone cause I use other scanner apps and they all work fine. The problem seems to be on amazon apps that scan barcodes. I haven't had any problems with other apps, just amazons. This is the reason for one star, If fixed, I would rate 5 star, if it worked properly.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars amazon price check October 22, 2012
By drf
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I have had price check for about 30 days. I find it to be fairly helpful but doesn't always have the products I want to compare and only about 50% of the time do I get helpful information. It wants me to work at it by entering prices and places and I am not in the retail business and get nothing in return for doing its job. I find simply checking amazon directly is much better and more effecient. However since it is a free app it is at least worth the download and attempts. I bet it will get much better over time as it expands.If it added a reward for having the shoper enter and give the data I would be more willing to take the time to enter the prices of items that it doesn't have or wants to compare. DRF
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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The app itself works perfectly - I have used it when shopping several times to compare prices.

However, minus one star because Amazon chooses to limit its availability. I had this installed on my old phone from Google Play, and never had a problem. When I upgraded to the HTC One, on that app store this app showed as not compatible with my device. Fortunately I looked on Amazon's App Store, and from here it installed with no problems and has worked perfectly so far. Unfortunately, It gives the impression (right or wrong) that Amazon is crippling availability in other distribution channels in order to increase traffic to its own app store.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and money saving app March 15, 2012
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I recently downloaded and used this app while shopping for a Battery Back-up Unit for my home computer. I was in a big retailer and had a wide variety of choices. I started scanning some options and reading reviews, which helped me make my choice. I also used it to see if I could get a cell phone accessory cheaper on Amazon and I could... Saved $5 on that item.

I would recommend this app and will be using it again in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very helpful app for my business.
This is a very well built app and it continues to exceed my expectations. Good job amazon you have done it again. :-)
Published 45 minutes ago by herrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
works perfectly.
Published 2 days ago by jjnanj
3.0 out of 5 stars Cool idea....just not so great yet...YET
Love the concept. But it is hard to scan and more times than not there is no match.
Published 3 days ago by Kyle Wickersham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Nice product . Was recently looking for a product I had bought at a major box store in our area . Had them check inventory in all stores in the state and no luck . Read more
Published 3 days ago by Douglas Hedden
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work
Scanning doesn't work on my LG Volt. It appears the camera works and I see the text, "Cener barcode between the arrows." But there are no arrows. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Billie S
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to use, fast, and provides useful info.
Published 8 days ago by James E Vickers
5.0 out of 5 stars the only way I shop is using this app!
the only way I shop is using this app!
Published 9 days ago by Arthur
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It does the job!
Published 11 days ago by Ronald Herron
2.0 out of 5 stars If was able to scan the bar code but did ...
If was able to scan the bar code but did not find the any of the items I was trying to price.
Published 12 days ago by Mark Lyczewski
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent product
Published 16 days ago by Evgeniya
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Functional is an adjective.

Functionality is a noun.

So they don't mean exactly the same thing.

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LG Optimus T
Same wih LGE LG-P999. Perhaps there is something difficult about LG?
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