Amazon Fire Phone: 7 Biggest Features and Tech Specs You Should Know About Before Buying
By Ryan Inoyori | June 20, 2014 4:25 PM EST
Amazon's new Fire Phone is the first to present both the Dynamic Perspective and an Optical Image Stabilisation rear camera. But are you willing to purchase it for $649, over the features of Galaxy S5 or the upcoming iPhone 6?
Amazon Fire Phone Features
1. Dynamic Perspective
It is a custom-designed sensor that responds on how the user holds, view or move the device. It can affect perspective viewing on applications and games which may contain menus, shortcuts and useful information.
2. Firefly Technology
Use it to identify certain details such as phone numbers, email addresses, Web pages, music files, movies and TV titles and more than 70 other products.
Live tech support right on the Amazon Firephone. Users can inquiry technical issues or even ask for a walkthrough on how to use the smartphone. It available under Wi-Fi and AT&T cellular service.
4. New Camera System
Amazon Firephone features a dedicated camera button which will access the 13 megapixel rear camera lens. Here are the details about its new camera system:
a. Optical Image Stabilisation Module to keep the shutter open up to four times longer even under low light conditions.
b. 1080p video support for HD resolution with 30 frames per second.
c. Automatic backup to Amazon Cloud Drive.
d. Panorama, lenticular and burst capture support.
e. High Dynamic Range for more detailed imaging.
5. Home Carousel
Home Carousel has been enhanced to respond on scrolling and scanning then take actions without opening the app or leaving this feature. The feature can scan and delete emails, see the next appointment, search for recent photos, access most visited Web sites and more. It is also usable for pinning certain apps for quicker access.
6. Audio Enhancements
Amazon Firephone boasts Dolby Digital Plus with auto-adjust volume, virtual surround sound and easy-to-understand dialogue. Additionally, the premium headset features a dynamic driver to enhance bass and balance sound over the entire audio spectrum compatible with voice calls, music, audio books and video playback.
7. New Fire OS 3.5.0
It is a modified Android OS with Amazon services which allow Quick Switch between apps, accessibility features for visually impaired users and ActiveSync for better mailing experience.
- 4.7 inches HD LCD with 1280 x 720 resolution and 315 ppi
- 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 wide aperture and LED flash
- 2.1 MP front facing camera
- 32/64 GB internal storage
- Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus
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