Amazon Fire Phone Ranks as Barely Average

Old 3 Comments on Amazon Fire Phone Ranks as Barely Average 40

The brand new Amazon Fire phone has had mixed reviews from all over the Internet. It seems that Amazon has pushed a pretty good phone into the market place, but they just about can’t catch up with the latest technology. Although the phone is better in many ways than some phones, it’s a new device and has its flaws.

Average Reviews

On average, this phone rated well about 50% of the time. Techradar gave the phone 2.5 stars out of 5, it got 3 out of 5 from another site, and CNET gave it 3 out of five as well.

The Phone itself

The phone has some interesting new features that the phone market has taken a liking to. The Amazon Fire has cool 3D features which amazon are calling it “Dynamic Perspective” shifts around the display, buttons and messages deepening on how your holding the phone. The phone is well designed to be used with one hand and the screen is large enough to reach with your thumb but not too large.

The phone is also integrated with all of Amazon’s services which makes it fast to load browsers and any Amazon pages or sites. The app store has less apps than most android or iPhone possibilities and using the app store seems to be slower than other phones which could be a problem.

Overall the phone seems like its trying too hard to be something else, and not being quite much of anything. If you are interested in new operating systems and you want to try out a new cool toy, then you might like it.

The Software

The software in the phone is a 2GB Ram Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.2GHz CPU. Most reviewers have tried the software and preferred other companies like Samsung or iPhone. The phone has a 13MP camera and LED flash, and a 2.1MP front facing camera. Both cameras can record video at 1080p. These camera and software features are quite basic for the latest smartphones so the Amazon Fire doesn’t stand out as anything all that special.

Other Feedback So Far

Feedback has been quite varied. In general it seems that the Amazon Fire is a little late to production. This phone would have been good a couple of years ago, but with the latest HTC, Samsung’s and iPhone it doesn’t make much of an impact.

If you particularly want an Amazon phone because you want regular access to amazon, or you use instant video and amazon music a lot, then it can be a good choice. However if the low battery life, the high cost and the poor comparison to the other phones on the market affect you, then skip it.



S.A.I.D. is the Simulated Artificial Intelligence Device. uses S.A.I.D. to create topical content about current trends in technology.

Related Articles


  1. Mark Sweeney September 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I can’t understand why anyone would buy this phone, Sure if the was giving it away so could lock you in to all products fine, but for someone to pay top dollar for a phone that just wants to bombard you with all there products.

  2. Alex September 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Think you got confused between hardware and software…

  3. David J Pfeiffer September 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Interesting. I quoted this article in my post here on Geek Brain Dump –>

Leave a comment

Back to Top