It’s no secret that the Amazon Fire Phone has been receiving hurtful reviews from those who’ve used it, but news is that AT&T has finally began shipping it. This unique device can be bought now through traditional retail stores in the US. If you need a refresh, this AT&T-exclusive handset is priced at $199.99 (32GB) or $299.99 (63GB) with a two-year contract.
We haven’t tested the Amazon Fire Phone as yet, but from what we’ve been reading on the Internet, its ‘unique’ features have not been received well by tech critics. Dynamic Perspective, the handset’s ability to deliver 3D visuals by tracking your head movements using four dedicated front cameras, has been revealed to be causing ‘motion sickness’ by Engadget.
Here’s a quick look at the specs of the Amazon Fire Phone:
– Display: 4.7-inch LCD, 720p HD resolution
– OS: Fire OS 3.5
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– Processor: 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2.1MP front
– Battery: 2400mAh
– Dimensions: 139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm
– Weight: 160g
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, LTE
The Verge on the other hand, has stressed that ‘smartphones shouldn’t be stores,’ referring to the Fire Phone’s knack of often redirecting users to Amazon’s massive online catalog of things to buy. BGR has gone as far as to say that it would rather use phones like the Nokia N90, the Nokia NGage and other primitive devices than using the Fire Phone.
Surely, things haven’t gone the way its makers would have wanted them to go. If you wish to know more about the Amazon Fire Phone, do hit the ‘Also Read’ link we’ve placed right above. It can be bought now in the US through the retailer itself or via AT&T’s online and offline stores.