The Must-Have Features On The Amazon Fire PhoneOn July 18, 2014, Amazon announced its newest creation. The Amazon Fire phone is a 4G LTE phone with a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass, an HD resolution screen, and 3D display that senses how your phone is positioned and adjusts the display accordingly. But that is definitely not all that the Amazon Fire Phone brings to the table. With software that will help you find information just by taking a photo, hardware that exceeds current standards, and a price that wont break the bank ($199 with AT&T), Amazon has easily exceeded the competitions current capabilities.
The HardwareThe phones hardware comes with a variety of features to enhance the user experience. They include:
- A rubberized frame
- Aluminum buttons
- 2.2 GHz processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- A rear camera with 13 megapixels and a f/2.0 lens
- Six front cameras (to adjust viewing angles)
- A 590 nits screen display
FireflyWith smart design in mind, Amazon also included software called Firefly. This feature is smart enough to recognize books, phone numbers, DVDs, QR codes, CDs, URLs, games, bar codes, and much more. Once Firefly recognizes an item, it can pull it up on Amazon for you to buy, pull up a Wikipedia entry, or find other valuable information on the item. Want to know the best year of a wine to buy? Firefly can pull up that information, and much more, in a matter of seconds. This unique system can recognize a hundred million items, so the likelihood of you not finding an object is very slim.
3D ImagesIts intuitive design also includes the ability to tilt the screen and see 3D images from different angles. That means you can pause and think through a move in a game, see the Empire State Building from all angles, or simply scroll through your favorite book with a flick of the wrist.
Traveler-FriendlyWith such a nice camera and display, it might seem hard to decide which media files to keep and which to delete on your phone, a choice travelers definitely dont want to make. Luckily, the Amazon Fire Phone comes with unlimited cloud storage for photos. The phone also uses global LTE and quad-band GSM, so the phone can be used virtually anywhere in the world. Additional features that will excite the backpacker in you include:
- Five bands of UTMS
- 802.11ac support
Syncing With Amazon DevicesOf course, the Amazon Fire Phone also syncs with the overabundance of other applications and devices that the company offers. In addition to Fire TV, Fire Phone also works with Amazon Prime, Kindle Newsstand, Audible, and comiXology. The home screen display also goes with the Amazon syncing idea. You can choose between a Kindle carousel-like display or an Android-esque display, whichever suits your fancy.
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