Amazon Fire Phone
If you have visited Amazon.com website recently you would have noticed the announcement of the newest Amazon product: Amazon fire phone, a smart phone designed by Amazon. After creating their top notch tablet Kindle Fire, the only next step that makes sense is to create a smart phone built and operated by their own technology and software.
If you have a Kindle fire you can understand why I am super excited about the fire phone. It’s like a dream came true for me and many others. But let’s put my excitement aside, because I am sure this is not what you came here to read about, and let’s focus on the evaluation of the phone itself.
In this lens you’ll learn about some between the lines features of the new phone. It’s going to be a personal evaluation of the product from what Amazon has to say about it. An actual review of the product could be available later since the product is still in the pre-order phase at the moment of writing this.
Amazon Fire Phone, 32GB (AT&T)
I call it 3D. Have you ever dreamt about a phone or a tablet with 3D display? Well … this is what fire phone provides with the dymanic perspective feature. You tilt it and you see the picture from a different angel as if the picture is deep inside your phone. As per the words of one of the first reviewers in the video: it’s like you are looking at a different world as you look at the lock screen.
The same feature makes maps more fun than ever. You move the phone or move the map with your touch and the view changes like real world.
Now imagine this feature when you’re playing a game on your fire phone. I just watched the video and I can’t wait to put my hand on one of those. And I am not a big fan of games, haven’t been since I turned 26 and I am now 44!
Tilt instead of dragging
You know with Android and iOS to access a menu you touch that with your finger and drag it down? With the dynamic perspective all you need is to tilt it and the menu on that side will show. It’s like real life response to your moves.
Now I want you to think about the times you tried to open a menu at the top of your Android or iOS holding your phone in one hand and using your thumb to touch the menu and drag it. How many times you were about to drop it (if you haven’t already)? With this feature in Fire phones you can just tilt it and the menu will open.
Scroll by moving the phone
So instead of touching the screen just move the phone as much as you want the scrolling down spead to be and just read. You don’t need to use fingers any more, except for choosing from menus I guess.
My personal concern right now is that I might not want the phone to keep responding to all the moves I do. Mayble I want to check my watch (really I don’t know why I check time in my hand watch although it is in front of my eyes on the phone) and I don’t want to keep having things popping up on my screen and tilting it right and left to get rid of them to continue what I was doing.
If so, is there an on/off option for the dynamic perspective?
Apps Apps Apps
If you are switching from Android don’t worry about missing your favorite apps. Fire phone runs android apps as well as it’s own. I’ll never forget the disappointment when I got a black berry and wanted to install Skype on it! Any one?
The fire fly app recognizes the photos, video clips, audio and tells you where they came from. It can give you the phone number and email address of a business that you just scanned with your phone. This is how a smart phone should do. It’s like a smart search engine (sorry Google, didn’t mean to offend you).
32 and 64 GB, Better Camera, Quad Core Fast Processor, and 2GB of RAM
At the price point of fire phone 32GB you can only get a 16GB Samsung 4 Android or an iPhone 5, and you don’t get this amazing dynamic perspective technology. Add $100 and you can get a 64GB, that’s enough to forget about any flash or SD storage medium. Imagine the amount of movies, pictures, or just any files you can store on that. Do you know that some of the MacAir laptops have 64GB drives?
My question would be: how much of that storage space is taken by this sophisticated operating system?
The processors and the RAM gives you the experience of flowless computing. And the camera together with it’s software gives better photography.
The good feature about the camera that it has it’s dedicated button. Have you ever wanted to take a picture of a squirrel eating an icecream cone and by the time you unlocked your phone, found the camera app, and got the phone ready to take the photo the squirrel was done eating the cone already?
Ok I know not because it happened to me it could happen to you as well, but you got my point. With the dedicated button you just point and shoot, like a stand alone camera.
You are the winner
This really smart fire phone has set the bar really high this time. The astonishing features of the new Samsung 4 and iPhone 5 had their impact on the new best of all fire phone. I am sure that the next Samsung 5 and iPhone 6 will have even more amazing features to be able to compete with this.
And at the end of the day you are the winner out of this competition.