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Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Amazon's debut phone isn't bad, per se, but there's little incentive for anyone to switch carriers or platforms to buy it. Its unique features don't provide enough utility, and come at the expense of both battery life and performance.

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Pros
  • Mayday provides quick access to tech support
  • Comes with free year of Prime membership
  • Good call quality
Cons
  • Exclusive to AT&T, no global options
  • 3D effects can cause motion sickness
  • Limited ecosystem
  • Dynamic Perspective and Firefly need some work
  • Unique features hamper battery life and performance

Reviews

69
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 10

80
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 4
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.722
Internal memory
321
Camera
Yes
Carriers (US)
AT&T
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
4.722
321
Yes
AT&T

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70 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

80
DrPepperDanny
I love my Fire. I like being individual with it not having a mainstream android...read more
80
BONZIE97
PROSDisplay is amazingGood battery lifeBuilt to lastUniquePowerful processorCONSAmazon...read more
80
JoxGO
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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