Sep 10, 2014
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The Amazon Fire Phone is the first smartphone produced by the online retail company, and it’s made a lot of noise. The Fire Phone runs on Amazon’s Fire OS, also found on the Kindle tablets, the HDX 7 and HDX 8.9. One of the most compelling features is the interface. Thanks to four infrared cameras positioned on the phone’s corners (in addition to the two standard-issue cameras), the Fire Phone can animate the display perspective for a dynamic 3D experience.
With a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor and its dual image signal processor, the Fire Phone is designed to handle with ease the data generated by the multiple sensors. In addition, the low-power Qualcomm Hexagon™ DSP and Qualcomm RF360™ Solution maintain low battery usage. By adopting RF360 technology, the Fire Phone is designed to reduce power consumption and improve radio performance technology for better battery life.
- “Animations... are fast and buttery-smooth. The display responds fluidly to touch almost all the time — the hallmark of a fast processor optimized for a specific device. Even the phone's dialogue boxes have a nicely textured design.” — Mashable
- “The Fire offers some navigational tricks that, once you’re used to them, really do help you get to things you need quicker.” — Venturebeat
- “Firefly pegged almost everything I threw at it, even when items remained in their packages and bar codes were somewhat obscured.” — CNET