Amazon Fire Phone Review

If
you have been wondering what other unique feature another smartphone
would bring to the table, then prepare to have your mind blown away when
you get your hands on the new Amazon Fire Phone!


With the
dominance enjoyed by Apple and Samsung in the smartphones’ world, it has
been, and it still is very difficult for other companies to break the
glass ceiling. Motorolla, HTC and other companies have tried with little
success. But trust Amazon to come up with a way to not only give the
dominating brands a run for their money, but also ensure that they
increase their sales on all the other products they sell on their online
store. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

The Amazon Fire Phone
gives the term online shopping a whole new meaning. This is thanks to
the two very unique features that it comes armed with. The dynamic
perspective and the firefly features. We’ll look at them in details
shortly.

Image Credit: Amazon.com

Unique Features that Give the Amazon Fire Phone an Edge over other SmartPhones

The Dynamic Perspective

The
Dynamic Perspective uses unique sensors that respond to the way one
holds, moves or looks at the phone. This is executed by a 3D display
that uses four infrared Polaroids pointed at your face to help judge
whether you’re viewing the screen straight-on, from an angle, or even
how far from the screen your face is. The phone can then alter the
picture accordingly to give you the clearest image. It also tracks your
head development and turns games or maps as per how you are looking at
them. This allows you to read long pages or even books to the end
without touching the phone even once.

One
of the things that Amazon tried to do with this phone is reduce the
amount of activity and input that users have to do to get results.
Instead of clicking a whole bunch of stuff, you hold the phone and it
does things for you.

— Dave Cotter

The FireFly Technology

The
phone has a dedicated firefly key that works by extracting information
from printed material, bar codes, business cards, magazines, books and
the like. It can read email addresses and phone numbers allowing you to
easily make calls, send emails or save contacts.
This technology
takes shopping to the next level by allowing you to extract information
on products you come across, helping you to discover related products,
compare prices, add products to your wish list or even purchase them
from the Amazon store.
You can, at a click of a button, get all the information you need on a book, music, movies and even live channels.

How Firefly Technology Works

See something you like in the store or a friend's place, point the phone against the item and the phone will extract information about the information including the price from the amazon store.

See something you like in the store or a friend’s place, point the
phone against the item and the phone will extract information about the
information including the price from the amazon store.
Source: Pixabay.com

MayDay

Mayday
is Amazon’s award winning customer service. Amazon Fire Phone’s support
is a video call away. Any problem is easily solved by a technical
support by either demonstrating for you through your phone’s screen,
taking you though the problem solving step by step, or them just fix the
problem for you themselves.
With Mayday, you will not have a frustrating, head-banging day. Help is only a button away.

Advanced Camera System

Amazon
Fire Phone comes with a 13 megapixel camera with optical Image
Stabilization, 1080p full HD video, feature from both the front and the
rear facing lenses, and unlimited cloud images storage.

Amazon Membership for a Year

The
fire phone started shipping on the 25th of July, 2014. For a limited
period of time, the phone comes with a full year Amazon Membership
giving one privileges such as free 2 day shipping, free music steaming
as well as access to hundreds of thousands of books from Amazon’s Kindle
Owner’s Lending Library.

Amazon Apps Store

The
one thing I don’t like about this smartphone is the fact that though it
is android, it does not have access to google services like other
android smartphones. Features like gmail, g+ and Google Play store.
This limits greatly the number of apps available.

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