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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.

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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

80
ScottMcElroy
Having used a lot of Samsung and Apple smartphones, I wasn't expecting much...read more
80
JoxGO
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
80
BONZIE97
PROSDisplay is amazingGood battery lifeBuilt to lastUniquePowerful processorCONSAmazon...read more
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69
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

70
 

Display

77
 

Battery life

68
 

Camera

78
 

Ease of use

76
 

Design and form factor

63
 

Portability (size / weight)

70
 

Durability

60
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

63
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

Not yet scored
 
84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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87
 

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