Michael Cavacini

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A Month With Amazon’s Fire Phone

Amazon-Fire-PhoneFor the past month I’ve been using the Amazon Fire Phone. So, what’s it like? Is it better than my iPhone? And will I keep using it? Check out my video review below to learn more. In addition to my video review, I’m including photos and videos I shot with the phone, tech specs and more. If you want to buy an Amazon Fire Phone, you can do so here.

SAMPLE PHOTOS:

Outdoor photo of me and my family on a boat.

Outdoor photo of me and my family on my cousin’s boat.

Indoor photo of my girlfriend's cat: Pepper.

Indoor photo of my girlfriend’s cat: Pepper.

Outdoor photo in Philadelphia.

Outdoor photo in Center City Philadelphia.

Outdoors at Longwood Gardens with my girlfriend, Stephanie.

Outdoors at Longwood Gardens with my girlfriend, Stephanie.

Indoor photo of autographed Ace Frehley album covers.

Indoor photo of autographed Ace Frehley album covers.

SAMPLE VIDEOS:

TECH SPECS:

Size – 5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)

Weight – 5.64 ounces (160 grams)

Processor – 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM

Display – 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Cameras – 13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash, 2.1 MP front-facing camera

OS – Fire OS 3.5

Storage – 32 GB or 64 GB (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Cloud Storage – Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone

Battery – Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours. Battery life will vary based on signal strength, network configuration, device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results may vary.

Video recording – 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)

Audio playback – Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing

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