Chris J Powell

New Hardware in the Mobile Space

Love them or Hate them…Amazon is breaking into new ground as a company with their new Fire Phone and from the looks of things…it is pretty interesting.  The real question is just how much impact can the world’s largest online retailer have with breaking into this incredibly crowded space to really compete against the iPhone, the Samsung Juggernaut and the plethora of other handset manufacturers?


Compared to the other flag ship phones on the market…it stacks up pretty well but will it prove as popular as the Kindle Fire or will it whither on the vine like so many handsets before it?

The fact that the purchase includes one year of Prime Membership is a bonus (which is normally $99 per year) it will prove an interesting twist for those super fans of the Shopping experience.

The phone itself is on pre-order right now with the release slated for July 25, 2014 and only time will tell if it will be a success or a flop.

Amazon Fire Phone

Samsung S5

Apple iPhone

Dimensions139.2 x 66.5 x 8.9 mm (5.48 x 2.62 x 0.35 in)142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 in)123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
Weight160 g (5.64 oz)145 g (5.11 oz)112 g (3.95 oz)
Display720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.1 inches640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches
Memory32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM, microSD Slot with 128 GB Capacity16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM DDR3
Camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Secondary Camera2.1 MP2 MP1.2 MP
CPUQuad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh batteryLi-Ion 2800 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery (5.92 Wh)

Would you buy an Amazon Branded phone?  I am not to sure I would…but then again, I am not much of an online shopper.



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