Amazon Fire Phone, 32GB (AT&T)
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- Dynamic Perspective is a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move Fire phone
- Firefly Technology lets you instantly identify and take action on printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR, and bar codes, and over 100 million movies, songs, and products
- Mayday - free, live on-device video tech support with an Amazon expert, 24x7, 365 days a year
Top Customer Reviews
The phone felt good in my hand, sturdy, well made. I used it as a phone -- wow, good sound, much better than many of the cell phones I've used in the past. Score.
I played with the dynamic perspective -- how nifty. I tried changing the backgound and here was my first disapointment -- a lot of them are dim, even bordering on creepy. Clearly time and effort was spent on choosing them, but they felt like Uncle Fester's last minute IT assignment. I finally chose one that bugged me the least. As my 9 year old said the first time he saw one, "Cool!" and then the next day, "that gets kind of annoying."
I moved forward, and loaded my email app, gmail, without a problem. I thought "Smartphones are pretty useful!" and felt reassured in my decision.
Then I started looking for other apps I've used on my android tablet, and I came up empty on the Amazon app store. Huh. I thought "no big deal, I can live without that app" and I searched for something else and thought "and that app too." Finally I realized a lot of google apps were off limits, and I had to rethink what I could do. It felt like a big step backward.
I found solace in streaming a song from my Amazon Music and opening up my current book using the kindle software. Better. Yes, reading was lovely. I took a picture and identified something instantly with Firefly -- nothing tricky, but it was fast. That was kind of fun. I never plan on using my phone to buy anything, however, so not that much fun.Read more ›
First week I was disappointed in how the battery will not last even 16 hours if you do anything that takes advantage of the high def screen. I now have a charger in the car, at work and at home so the damn thing can be plugged in all the time. I am essentially back to having a corded phone that travels.
I also noticed was it gets super warm, I understand that having a powerful processor will generate heat, but with my job being in technology I also know poor cooling design and excessive heat is the bane of electronics.
The most annoying issue I have found is that the day after my 2 weeks trial period ended the key pad has started to freeze up and disappear at least once a day, forcing a restart of the phone.
Conclusions: Gimmicky at best, has potential if people actually program to the capabilities of the phone, good call quality, excellent camera, Amazon's restricted access to apps has been more annoying than I anticipated, I am nervous about the phone's longevity and hope it makes it past my 2 years on contract without too many issues until I can get it replaced, I feel like I should have went with the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active.
Update: My opinions have not changed about the phone. I was contacted by Amazon's customer service and they were excellent and did all they could do for a customer.Read more ›
1. Nice comfortable build.
2. Good camera.
3. Excellent 24/7 customer service.
4. Dynamic Perspective is fun and unique.
5. Pretty nice headphones are included.
6. One year of Free Amazon Prime.
1. Missing Google apps.
2. Gestures and navigation is overcomplicated.
3. Mediocre battery life.
4. Bad value for your money.
Over the last couple of days I have managed to get my hands on the much anticipated Amazon Fire phone. I had being waiting with anticipation for this phone for the last few months and was very excited when it was finally announced. My initial impression has a being a mixed bag. While I commend Amazon for trying to create a unique experience and bringing new features like Dynamic Perspective, I simply can't ignore the shortcomings of this phone and the many improvements it needs. I will elaborate more below.
The phone has a 4.7 inch display and weights 160 grams. Not the lightest phone in the market but I personally don't mind. It feels solid in the hand. The phone is comfortable to hold making it an excellent one handed device. The size of the phone is a very good compromise between smaller phones like the IPhone 5S and bigger android phone like the G3, HTC One, and Galaxy S5.
The front and back of the phone are made of Gorilla Glass 3. It reminds me a lot of the IPhone 4S and the Nexus 4. The glass on the back is very prone to fingerprints. If the IPhone 4S is any indications this phone is going to have durability problems. That glass back is going to inevitably break when you drop the phone a couple of times. Keep this in mind. A case is a must for this phone. The border around the phone is made of rubber.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It doesnt have any google apps anymore, no whatsapp /facebook or instagram either and of course, since it is not on the appstore anymore it does not have any sort of support unless... Read morePublished 15 minutes ago by Mary Pury
I didn't actually end up using the phone, but I think its good to see an established company try to innovate in this area. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by cybertube
With a Google hack that you can find by searching on the web, I've been able to use every single app that the complainers in here say they don't have, from Starbucks to Instagram,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This device is under rated. It's the perfect size, performs everything well and reasonably priced. I had my doubts but now that I have used it for a few weeks I find its... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jeffrey R Kistner
I got this one for the wife because she broke the screen on her old one.I could not replace the screen therefore I got another phone.Published 11 days ago by jrhjr8080
I went back to this in hopes of upgrading my phone. I have had this Amazon Fire Phone for about three years now and I absolutely love it!!!! Read morePublished 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
I really enjoy the dynamic perspective but with out google on the phone you can barley download any apps and some of the apps don't even workPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Hardware is good but we can download and use lot of applications on it. FB is not working, Instagram, and lot of other applications --- really disappointed. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Absalom