An Overview of the Amazon Fire Phone The smart phone market has a new entrant from Amazon. The online-based retail giant has officially announced the release of the Amazon Fire phone. The anticipation of the launch has been high ever since it was mentioned. The main attraction in the Fire phone is the range of new features offered. The higher-than-expected specification sheet and innovations are simply amazing beating already established smart phone manufacturers. To understand more about the Fire phone, consider reading this review. The Amazon Fire phone has a display size of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 1280x720p. Though there are other phones in the market with better full HD displays, the Fire phone has a unique 3D feature. This feature is entirely different from 3D displays you find in the current smart phone market. The Amazon Fire instead makes use of infrared LEDS and four front-facing cameras to help track your face which then helps produce a 3D effect. The build itself has features than can be found on most of the devices in the market like rubber rimmed edges, a physical home button and gorilla glass on both sides. A key feature of the Amazon Fire phone is Dynamic Perspective. Through an in-build accelerometer, your can carry out one-handed gestures like auto scrolling, swivel and peek. Firefly is another key feature of the Fire phone. With this powerful content recognition application, you can easily recognize any printed content like bar codes, QR, URLS, emails and phone numbers. The app can help you recognize music, movies and TV channels that you like. You can easily search for any product you want and be instantly connected to the expansive Amazon store.
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The Fire phone’s hardware is also impressive. You get 2GB of RAM, option of 32 or 64GB and 2.2GHz quad core driven by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor. This comes with Adreno 330 graphics which deliver the fluidity and performance needed for video and gaming and more. Users can enjoy virtual surround sound experience via the dual stereo Dolby Digital Plus speakers. Other voice support and high speed data features include Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, five bands of UMTS for amazing voice quality, four bands GSM, faster data speeds, international roaming, Bluetooth and NFC.
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The Amazon Fire Phone is running on the Fire OS v.3.5, a heavily modified Android version. Google apps like Chrome, Gmail and Maps are not available as well as the well-stocked Play Store. The phone comes with a front 2.1MP camera and a rear 13MP with optical image stabilization each having 1080p video capture capability. The phone’s advanced power management helps deliver 11 hours of video playback, 65 hours of audio playback, 285 hours of standby time and 65 hours of talk time. Availability of the phone as officially announced will be in the US from July 25 exclusively by AT&T at $199 with 32GB and $299 with 64GB. Amazon has not officially announced dates when the Fire phone will be on sale in other major markets.