Let’s be honest – we had high hopes for the Amazon Fire Phone, all the more so because they were fuelled by very colorful rumors. Somehow, however, the handset failed to live up to expectations and is not selling very well. Maybe because it’s too expensive? Or rather was as now fully unlocked Amazon Fire Phone is on sale for $199 without contract and a free year of Amazon Prime subscription. This could be the hottest deal of the holiday season.
Hottest deal of the holiday season – Amazon Fire Phone without contract for $199
The Amazon Fire Phone was released with a $649 price tag which apparently was too steep for customers to pay. To encourage users to give the Fire Phone a chance, Amazon made a historic move and shaved $450 off the price. Now you can have the fully unlocked phone for just $199 without contract and a full-year membership of Amazon Prime. Considering that Amazon Prime subscription is worth $99, you could actually say that the phone costs $100.
What makes the Fire Phone different from other devices is the presence of additional sensors that respond to how you hold, view and move the phone and help with one-handed usage. The handset also comes with Firefly technology which is capable of recognizing printed text, images, songs, etc. and provide additional information.
Finally, the Fire features a Mayday button which gives you access to free, on-device tech support 24×7, 365 days a year. On the hardware side, the phone offers 4.7-inch HD display, quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and 2,400 mAh battery. The Fire Phone runs on Fire OS 3.6.8.
Whatever the reason for the price cut, the fact remains that the Fire Phone is now much cheaper than at launch. It may not be the most premium device on the market, but even with not so impressive hardware, it will do the job and add a few cool tricks no other phone can offer. Amazon didn’t say whether it’s a permanent discount or some kind of a special deal for the holidays, so if you want to give the Fire Phone a try, you may want to order your unit rather sooner than later.
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