The wait is finally over for Amazon’s Fire Phone to reach customers’ hands as AT&T has finally begun sales of the online retailer’s first smartphone. The pricing is a little steep and starts from $199.99 with a 2-year contract, which might not appeal to a lot of customers out there. If you’re looking to pick the device up without a contract, you will have to shell out $649, which is still quite a lot for a phone of this caliber.
The Fire Phone is built entirely on top of Amazon’s ecosystem, so if you’re not into their services, the handset might not make much sense to you. Customers get an extra year of Amazon Prime service free with the Fire Phone, so that’s an extra year on your current subscription or just 1 year if you’ve never subscribed before.
The smartphone itself packs four cameras on the front for motion tracking and a separate front facing camera for self portraits. The software is heavily tweaked to support motion tracking. In addition to these nifty software features, the smartphone packs a 4.7 inch 720p display, the quad core Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz, 32 or 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, support for nine-band 4G LTE and stereo speakers. It runs a custom version of Android with no support for Google Play Services, so your app choices will be limited to what you can find on the Amazon Appstore.
Via: Android Police