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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

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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
    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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