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Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

reviewAmazon's first smartphone is available with two different features. Dynamic Perspective is a 3D-user interface that changes the screen content based on where your face is in relation to the device. The Fire uses four cameras with a 120 degree viewing angle, one in each front corner, to track your eyes. Infrared lights ensure the feature is still working in darkness. Firefly uses the phone's camera to recognize objects and identifies music and TV shows via its microphone. You then get the option to purchase those products on Amazon.

Except for the four front cameras the hardware is in line with the high-end devices from other manufacturers. The fire is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The 4.7-inch IPS LCD display offers a 720p resolution and displays 590 nits of brightness.

The camera specifications are exciting. A 13MP sensor is combined with a fast F2.0 lens with five elements and an optical image stabilization system. Mobile photographers will also appreciate the dedicated shutter button plus unlimited photo storage on Amazon's cloud drive.

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Specifications
OS Google Android  
OS Version Fire OS 3.5  
Camera features
Front camera effective pixels 2 megapixels  
Rear camera effective pixels 13 megapixels  
Rear camera aperture 2  
Camera digital zoom Yes  
Camera white balance Yes  
Camera exposure compensation Yes  
Camera geotagging Yes  
Camera HDR Yes  
Camera physical shutter release Yes (Dedicated shutter button)  
Camera image stabilization Optical  
Video camera image stabilization Yes (Optical Image Stabilization)  
Video camera recording format 1080p, 30fps  
Video playback formats MPEG4  
Sound playback formats Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX)  
Display
LCD size 4.7  
LCD dots 1280 x 720  
LCD DPI 315  
Display type IPS LCD  
Display touch screen type Capacitive touchscreen  
Display protection Yes (Gorilla Glass 3)  
LCD Maximum Brightness 590 cd/m<sup>2</sup>  
Connectivity
Built in memory 2Gb RAM, 32 or 64GB storage  
Ports Micro USB  
Wi-Fi Yes (802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi)  
Bluetooth Yes (3.0)  
NFC Yes  
GPS Yes  
Physical
Speaker Yes (Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing)  
Microphone Yes  
Headphone jack Yes  
Battery type 2400mAh  
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)  
Dimensions 139 x 67 x 9 mm (5.48 x 2.62 x 0.35)


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Amazon Fire Phone Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5