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Fire Phone: Any Competition for Apple, Android?
Fire Phone: Any Competition for Apple, Android?
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PUBLISHED:
AUGUST
03
2014
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Those pictures are also very high quality. The Amazon Fire Phone uses a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera that shoots sharp videos and photos, but that's standard for a high-end smartphone. What's unique is that Amazon will automatically back up every picture you shoot with the Fire Phone in the cloud. This is very helpful when you're at an event, like a music festival, and you run out of space on your device -- you can delete your photos knowing Amazon's got a copy you can access later and keep snapping more. This is also a money saver. By comparison, Apple only offers customers 5 gigabytes of storage for free. After that, Apple users have to pay for more space.

Users who buy the Fire Phone also get a year's membership to Amazon Prime, which includes access to Amazon Instant Video, Prime Music and free, two-day delivery on certain items -- worth $99. But the gadget itself won't come cheap. Consumers can buy the phone with no contract for $649 with 32 gigabytes of storage or $749 with 64 GB. The device is available on a two-year contract from AT&T for $199 for 32 GB or $299 for 64 GB. Customers can also pay for the device on a monthly basis using the AT&T Next payment system.

If you love shopping on Amazon, the Fire Phone might make sense for you. But if you shop from various websites and you're already entrenched in the Apple or Android ecosystem, none of the Amazon Fire Phone's features -- not Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, or even the unlimited photo backups -- are enough to warrant a switch.

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