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What do you think of Amazon Fire Phone?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by yihaa, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. yihaa

    yihaa Newbie

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    Amazon just launched it's own smartphone: Fire Phone

    2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU
    4.7" HD LCD display , with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi
    13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash 2.1 MP front-facing camera
    Battery size: 2400mAh
    $649.Without a Service Plan

    I think it is very expensive:(
     
  2. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

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    If it's like the kindle fire tablet then you're better off buying anything else on the market with the same specs. Utterly horrible...
     
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    Looks like they gonna have hard time competing with other players, especially at this +$600 price point.
     
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    Just vaporware at this stage isn't it.......until the end of next month at least......
     
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    I personally hate the UI of the phone it looks sort of ugly. Front kind of looks like an iphone ripoff but that's probably just me. If you are really set on android a phone with similar/better specs would be the OnePlus One. It is also only 300 USD. Total steal.

    I'll stick to iPhones though.
     
  6. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Never been really liked Amazon electronics, such as the Kindle etc. Phone-wise, I think this is much more innovative and appealing: http://oneplus.net/uk/one . I Would buy one tomorrow if I could get an invite, although I've always been a fan of Cyanogenmod.
     
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    Wow that phone looks amazing, do you know a release date on that bad boy?

    This is the type of phone that needs to be advertised on TV
     
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    Not sure when a public release is coming, maybe around autumn/fall. However I did read a rumour about Walmart in the US starting to sell it in July... It's a small company making it and It's pretty cheap, so I assume they don't have the funds for TV. Plus, because it isn't made by any of the big boys, most of the public will be like "What is this and who is One Plus?". Excluding developers and technology enthusiasts of course.
     
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    Huge mistake on amazons part. Need a better price point for sure.
     
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    It should be very interesting, considering its their first phone