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Amazon Fire Phone, 32GB (Unlocked GSM)

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  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for ultra-fast app launch times and smooth multi-tasking
  • Bright 4.7" HD display
  • 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and LED flash with unlimited free cloud storage for photos
  • Amazon-exclusive features: Firefly, Mayday, Dynamic Perspective
  • Over 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps, and more
  • Mayday - free, live on-device video support, 24x7, 365 days a year
  • U.S. compatibility: All GSM networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, and more. Not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint

Ultra-fast launch and load times

A 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, combined with 2GB of RAM, enables faster app launch times, quicker website load times, and smoother multi-tasking.

Fast, fluid graphics

An Adreno 330 graphics processor delivers the performance and fluidity needed for immersive gaming, video, and more.

High-speed data and voice support

Fire phone features nine bands of 4G-LTE, four bands of GSM, five bands of UMTS for better voice coverage, faster data speeds, and international roaming, plus 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, NFC and Bluetooth LE support.

Better viewing indoors and out

Fire phone's 4.7" HD display features dynamic image contrast, a wide viewing angle, circular polarizer, and an ultra-bright display at 590 nits, making it easy to see in all lighting conditions, indoors and out.

Uncompromised battery life

With advanced power management technology, Fire phone delivers up to 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, up to 65 hours of audio playback, and up to 11 hours of video playback.

Dynamic Perspective sensor system

Dynamic Perspective uses four ultra-low power specialized cameras, plus four infrared LEDs for invisible illumination, real-time computer vision algorithms, and a custom graphics engine rendering at 60 fps.

13MP camera



Fire phone features a custom-tuned 13 megapixel camera system, with a fast five-element wide aperture f/2.0 lens for crisp, beautiful images.

Optical image stabilization


In low light conditions without a flash, optical image stabilization keeps the shutter open up to four times longer to reduce noise and blur.

Stunning 1080p video



Record in 1080p at 30 fps from both front and rear-facing cameras, for great-looking video no matter where you want to shoot.

Free unlimited cloud storage



Get free, unlimited Cloud Drive storage for all photos taken with Fire phone (in full resolution). No more worrying about what to delete. See details

Automatic back-up to Cloud Drive



Fire phone can automatically back up your photos and videos to Amazon Cloud Drive. Access anytime on Fire phone, other Amazon devices, or Cloud Drive apps.

Best Shot



With Best Shot, the camera automatically takes three versions of a given photo. Choose from before and after images and pick the perfect shot.

Burst capture



Press and hold the volume buttons or the Shutter icon to take a burst capture.

Panoramas and lenticulars



Capture even the widest scene with the panorama setting. Combine and animate up to eleven distinct frames in lenticular mode.

Intelligent HDR



Fire phone automatically suggests when to turn on High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR merges multiple exposures into a more detailed, vibrant image—even in back-lit conditions.

Amazon Music

Amazon's digital music store puts over 30 million songs from thousands of artists at your fingertips. Music you buy on Fire phone is saved to the cloud for free—you can stream or download it anytime.

Amazon Instant Video

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network. Stream instantly or download over Wi-Fi to enjoy later.

Kindle Books

Millions of books, newspapers, and magazines, including over 500,000 Kindle exclusive titles by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Clive Barker.

Audiobooks from Audible

Tens of thousands of audiobooks with narrators including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby) and Kate Winslet (Matilda).

Phone numbers, web, and email addresses

Firefly identifies printed text on posters, magazines, and business cards—make calls, save new contacts, send emails, and visit websites without typing long addresses.

Movies, TV, and art

Firefly recognizes over 240,000 movies and TV episodes, and 160 live TV channels. Firefly uses X-Ray, powered by IMDb, to show information on actors, plot details, and related content—add titles to your Watchlist or download to watch later. For recognized artworks, Firefly will show related information from Wikipedia.

Foreign language translation

Firefly quickly translates written French, Spanish, Italian, and German text into English.

Music

Firefly recognizes songs so you can access artist information, play related songs, download albums direct to your Fire phone, or add them to your Wish List to purchase later on. With Firefly-enabled apps like iHeartRadio and StubHub, you can create radio stations based on an identified artist, or even find tickets for their next show.

Over 70 million products

Recognize household items, books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and more. Access product details, add items to your Wish List, or order on Amazon straight from your Fire phone.

Are you a developer? The Firefly SDK is now available. Learn more

Free, live, on-device tech support

Simply hit the Mayday button in quick actions and an Amazon expert will appear to help you via live video. Our tech experts can co-pilot you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best. Throughout the process, you’ll be able to see the Amazon expert live on your screen, but they won't see you.

Now available when you need it

In addition to Wi-Fi, Mayday is now available over your cellular network. Enjoy free, on-device tech support, 24x7, 365 days a year. Normal data charges apply when you are using Mayday over the cellular network.

Help in 15 seconds or less

No waiting in line. No appointment required. The Mayday response time goal is 15 seconds or less.

Immersive apps and games

Peek in maps to show Yelp ratings. In StubHub stadium view, see 90 degrees to the left and right of your seat, as if you were actually there, looking around. In games, like Lili, take on the character's viewpoint and move your head to look around corners, obstacles, and other objects.


One-handed short cuts

Access menus, shortcuts, and useful information with tilt, swivel, and peek.

Tilt for panels—use the left panel to navigate menus, and the right panel to access useful information and shortcuts, like attaching photos to a text message, viewing song lyrics, and more.

Swivel for access to important notifications and quick actions like Mayday, Flashlight, Settings, and more.

Peek keeps your display uncluttered by revealing additional details and quick actions only when you need it.

One-handed reading

With auto-scroll, scan long web pages without ever having to touch the screen.

Are you a developer?
The Dynamic Perspective SDK is now available. Learn more

A customized OS for Fire phone

Fire phone is powered by the latest version of Fire OS, which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon's digital content and improve performance.

Work on the go

Review docs, presentations, and stay connected to work from wherever you are. Fire OS features a robust Outlook e-mail experience with ActiveSync, calendar, and contacts support. Triage email, view appointments, and more directly from the home screen. Tilt to see meeting details in calendar, or tap to send a quick message to meeting recipients. Learn more

Quick Switch

Double tap the home button to show an overlay of all running apps so you can easily switch between them.

Collections

Organize your apps and media items into dedicated folders, accessible right from the home screen grid.

Accessibility features

Blind and visually impaired customers can leverage accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier. Learn more

Dolby Digital Plus

Fire phone uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create an immersive audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus auto-adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound, and delivers easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Fire phone is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing, such as watching a movie or listening to music.

Your music in the cloud

Music you buy from Amazon is instantly available on all your devices—buy on your Fire phone and listen right away with the Amazon Music app. Add your entire music collection to your music library and start listening as soon as your Fire phone arrives. Just tap Music on the home screen of your Fire phone to manage your collection, play your music, or download it for offline playback.

Tangle-free premium headset

The premium headset is ergonomically designed and technically tuned for amazing sound. The custom-vented, fluted design and a 13.98mm dynamic driver delivers extended bass and a balanced sound over the entire audio spectrum, resulting in clear voice calls, high-fidelity music, rich audio books, and immersive video.

Better together

Slim, form-fitting cases designed by Amazon perfectly fit your Fire phone and provide full access to all features and ports. Amazon cases provide stylish protection against occasional bumps and drops, with a low-profile design that fits comfortably in your pocket.

Bold colors

Amazon cases are available in a variety of colors to match your personal style. Choose from Black or Cayenne in premium leather, or Black, Cayenne, Citron, Blue, or Royal in durable polyurethane.

Contacts, photos, and videos

Use Amazon Cloud Drive or Amazon Transfer Assist to quickly move your photos and videos from your old device to your new Fire phone. Fire phone comes with free unlimited cloud storage for your photos, and 5GB of free cloud storage for your videos.

E-mail, contacts, and calendar

You can add your e-mail, contacts, and calendar from several providers such as Yahoo!, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, and more. Go to the Email app on your Fire phone and follow the instructions to add your account.

Music

Quickly move your music from iTunes, Google Play, or your PC/Mac directly to your Fire phone via the included USB cable.

To learn more, choose your current phone:

iPhone
Samsung, HTC, or other Android phones
Blackberry, Windows Phone, or feature phones

Useful information at a glance

See news updates from USA Today, Yahoo! News Digest, and more, scan your Pinterest feed, or play recent iHeartRadio stations—all from your home carousel, without even opening the app.

Identify and take action quickly

With Firefly-enabled apps, you can get tickets with StubHub, see trending topics on Twitter, and, coming soon, identify art, wine labels, and more.

A new perspective on gaming

Move your head to look around a world or control a character's movement in popular games like Lili and Snow Spin. Use the peek feature to see more of the battlefield in Saber's Edge. Plus, look for exclusive new titles from Amazon Game Studios later this summer.

Want to develop apps for Fire phone? Learn more

Scan and take action from the home carousel

In carousel mode, you can scroll, scan, and take action without opening the app or leaving the carousel. Scan and delete emails, see your next appointment, find recent photos, access most visited web sites, and more, right from your home screen carousel.

Pin to front

Bring e-mail, photos, or specific apps you use the most to the front of the carousel, where they can be accessed quickly. With a simple swipe or press on the home button, you can also access the familiar app grid, to see the full library of apps on your Fire phone.

X-Ray for music, video, and books

With X-Ray for music, follow along with lyrics for tens of thousands of popular songs, plus get easy-to-access artist information, all with an easy tap or right panel tilt. See IMDb trivia, actor information, plot synopses, and character backgrounds with X-Ray for movies and TV. On books, X-Ray lets you trace characters, places, and ideas as you journey through chapters, using information from Shelfari, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

Second Screen

Start a show on the go and finish it at home with a flick of your finger. Second Screen turns your TV into the primary screen and frees up your Fire phone to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

Immersion Reading

Synchronize the text of your Kindle eBook to its companion Audible audiobook. Real-time highlighting on your Kindle eBook as you’re listening helps comprehension, and relieves the strain of reading on the go. Available on thousands of Kindle books and companion Audible audiobooks.

ASAP

No more waiting for a video to buffer every time you hit "Play." ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch. The more you view videos on your Fire phone, the more accurate ASAP becomes, dynamically adapting to your viewing habits.

Free backup and restore

Leveraging the power of Amazon Cloud Drive, Fire phone can automatically back up device settings, notes, bookmarks, and apps without the need for configuration or connection to a computer, so it's easy to restore your information to a new Fire phone if your device is lost or damaged.

Cloud storage for your content

Fire phone comes with free, unlimited cloud storage, in full resolution, for all photos taken with Fire phone, plus all your Amazon content. Amazon customers also get 5 GB of free personal cloud storage, so you can store your own videos, documents, and other digital content in the cloud, for easy access from all Amazon devices and Cloud Drive.

Whispersync

With Whispersync for Voice, listen to an audiobook on your commute, then automatically pick up where you left off at home, on your Kindle. Whispersync also works across Kindle e-readers and reading apps, Amazon Instant Video, and select GameCircle titles.

Technical Details
Size5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35" (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display4.7" HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OSFire OS 3.6.8
Storage32 GB (actual formatted capacity will be less)
Cloud storageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
BatteryBattery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours. Battery life will vary based on signal strength, network configuration, device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results may vary.
Video recording1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playbackDual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and videoSupports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supportedAudio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT
SensorsDynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
LocationGPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
U.S. compatibilityAll GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Brightspot, Simple Mobile, Mobal, Net10, Straight Talk, h20 Wireless, OneSimCard. This device is not compatible with Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.
CellularUMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of 4G-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth LE 4.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
HeadphonesPremium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
Rating for hearing aidsM4, T4
SIM cardNano SIM card (not included)
PortsMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Warranty and service1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to these terms
Included in the boxAmazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.6.8
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
SIM removal tool
Quick Start Guide
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By Liberty Standard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 29, 2014
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Let me preface this by saying, my 4-star rating is based on what this phone IS, not what it ISN'T as this is the only fair way to review the phone. But, I am going to go over both so you know what you're getting yourself into:

*** INTRO ***

This unlocked Fire Phone (which is the same as the AT&T version with horrible reviews, only it's unlocked), is an all around excellent phone with some pretty cool technology not found on other phones. The big thing to remember here is who the manufacturer is: Amazon. That said, it's important to realize that the phone is going to be centered around the Amazon ecosystem. Many of the 1-star reviews on the AT&T version were written by people who didn't read the description or reviews before dropping a lot of money and committing themselves to a 2-year contract.

This all started with the Kindle, and has since evolved into the Kindle Fire Tablets, and now, the Fire Phone. As is the case with Microsoft and Apple, Amazon is in direct competition with Google and Apple in terms of their "App Stores" and their music sales, hence the reason you're not going to find Google Apps or iTunes on this phone... we'll go into that in more detail below, but let's start with the display:

*** DISPLAY ***

The display is a standard 4.7" 1280x720p TFT LCD screen so its not the super high-resolution 4K or quad-HD displays that are becoming mainstream on new smartphones. The Fire phone comes in with a 315 ppi pixel density which is not bad, but it's lower than a lot of the competition. In short, you're eyes are not going to distinguish anything above 300 ppi so the Fire Phone's display is perfectly adequate. *** DETAILED TECH ALERT! *** If you're happy knowing the screen is acceptable, skip to the next section...
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By far the best phone I've had, very fast, good battery life, camera takes really good photos. I'm using it with Walmart's Family Mobile plan, my total monthly bill is only $39.64. I'm getting sick of seeing the negative posts about not having Google Play Store or apps.

I literately spent 5 minutes installing the apps. I used the firefly feature on the phone to grab the tutorial url off my pc then installed 4 apps and I was in business with Google Play Store. Shortly after I added the dodol launcher for my home screen, also downloaded "launcher switcher" which allows me to quickly open the default Amazon home screen if needed. I've add pictures of my home screen. This took all but 15 minutes. Takes care of pretty much all the complaints. I'm sad I only ordered two of these phones. Amazon has changed the ship time to 1 - 3 weeks now.

Keep in mind I didn't have to root the phone or anything, as of now the background on home screen is black but I'm sure someone will figure out a work around for that.

I've created a full tutorial on how to side load apps. Install Google Play Store and change your home screen launcher, if you want to get rid of the Fire Home Screen.

http://www.yourbountyhunter.org/firephone/

Please mark helpful if you followed the tutorial so other Fire Phone users can find it.
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I'm not an AT&T customer so I kind of disregarded the AT&T Fire phone, but then I saw an unlocked device for $199, so I looked at the reviews of the AT&T version and almost dismissed the product because of the 2 1/2 stars rating, that is until I noticed that most of those reviews had nothing to do with the product. The majority of the one stars came from either Greenpeacers protesting against Amazon (the company, not the phone) or people complaining about that the phone only works on AT&T, which is exactly as it was advertised. Take out the Greenpeacers, misguided reviewers who slammed the phone because it is an AT&T-only product, and folks who for some reason think a company should not attempt to make money by making it easy to purchase content and services from the handset maker, and you have a solid four-star rating; and as an AT&T contract-required device, I'd agree with the 4 stars.

But after one day with the product, given the price point and value, I'm giving the unlocked version of this phone 5 stars. Here's why:

First, if you are Prime, or considering being a Prime member, the phone is 99 bucks for both the already-Prime customer and the non-Prime customer because either way, you get Amazon Prime free for one year. Prime gives me free two-day shipping, and includes a vast array of included books, video, music, cloud storage, and audible books among other stuff which I had been consuming on my Kindle tablet. Then I got Fire TV and that blew me away. Point is, to me, there's really no reason for a middle class family with a mailbox and electricity to not have Amazon Prime, so again, the phone is $99 if you consider the free Prime, and I consider that value in my rating.

You will not find a smart phone anywhere in the world with these specs at this price.
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A little background, I have been a Prime member for several years, and my renewal fee was coming due in January. At the same time, both my wife and I were using Iphone 4's, which were going on 4-5 years old. We were in need of an upgrade. My wife wanted to get the Iphone 6. I started looking into the cost... either $650 upfront, or roll $650 into your monthly payments over 2 years, or sign up for a 2 year contract, pay $199 + $40 upgrade fee AND your monthly bill goes up $30 per month. No matter which way you slice it, AT&T was going to get their $650 per phone, and to be honest, forking out $1,300 for 2 cell phones just sounds nuts.

Flash-forward to the Black Friday sale and this phone was on sale for $199 + 1 free year of Amazon Prime. On top of that, you can stack the prime membership, so in purchasing two phones, my out of pocket cost was $400 and had two years of Amazon Prime added to my account that I would have had to pay for anyways.. .Net Cost to me, $200, or $100 per phone. That is unbeatable! I couldn't even find crappy old flip phones in this price range, let alone a pretty high-end smartphone.

And that is why I am rating this at 4 stars. Is it as slick as my Iphone? Nope. But I now realize that the Iphone is not worth 6.5 times the price of this phone. It does everything I ask of it, email, text, apps, pictures, etc. The camera is hands down fantastic compared to my old Iphone. Yes, there are not as many apps as the Itunes store, but there have only been a few that I would like to have that aren't available. I haven't tried messing with side loading or any of that, because quite honestly, I have found what I need.
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