Amazon Fire Phone

  |   by Jamison Cush
Amazon Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone is a 4.7-inch smartphone running Amazon’s own Fire OS, which is a heavily modified version of Android. It does not have access to Google’s services and content, but relies on the Amazon Appstore and Amazon’s excellent selection of eBooks, magazines, movies and TV shows.

It’s heavily integrated with Amazon’s other services, including Amazon’s shopping service, thanks to Firefly, which uses the smartphone’s camera to identify objects for purchase.

  • Pros

    • Easy to use with one hand
    • Solid camera
    • Comes with free year of Amazon Prime
  • Cons

    • Dull design
    • Some unintuitive software and lacking app selection
    • Underwhelming battery life

Quick Take

The Fire Phone is Amazon’s first smartphone, and as such it relies heavily on the Amazon ecosystem. It brings a fresh interface and some intriguing ideas, but the rest of the device is just too ordinary.

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