It has further reduced to $189 with 1 Year free Amazon Prime
Venkat, 18 Dec 2014This phone is not working with Indian mobile operators even this is unlocked and comparable wi... moreDEAR I'M PLANNING TO BUY IT IN US AND WANT TO USE IT IN INDIA. kindly lemme know if u r able to use it now as u have posted ur query few months back.
any help wl b highly appreciated. ;-)
This phone is not working with Indian mobile operators even this is unlocked and comparable with Gsm.please suggest if any one using in India.
when will they launch in india ?any idea? do they have any service center in
Anomynous, 28 Nov 2014Thats an improvement, not bad. But still, its easy to cough up more cash to get a phone with d... morenot such a good comparison since the screen doesn't limit the chipset's capabilites. 720p is more than adequate with 4.7"
Unbelievable !! I will close my eyes and will buy it since this price is very low (1/3 of original cost )
=PCBA BOM+ME BOM+Manufacuring cost+Shipmentcost to USA+cost for FCC certifications etc is not just $199...
whoever buy it is real wise man..they sell is even in loose for people's benefit.. million thanks to amazon..
pls do the same for Echo as well :)
Thats an improvement, not bad. But still, its easy to cough up more cash to get a phone with decent pixel density, these 720p phones with high end chipsets are quite underwhelmings, its like slapping a turbo charger on a camel, sounds good on paper but has no real life value. Give high specs on the parts that need high specs, the display is by far the main component of a msartphone and upgrades in this area are the most noticeable ones, only kids care if a phone does 35k or 45k in AnTuTu, more than 95% of users will never even install AnTuTu, and of those who do install it only a handful will ever use it more than once.
If the devs can unlock the bootloader and get a custom rom on this phone then this phone will be the best value for money phone available. Snapdragon 800 and 2GB ram for $199 unlocked way better than Moto G if the devs can get a custom rom on it.
Currently on sale only on amazon.com. amazon.co.uk and amazon.de have the phone with an old price or telco lock.
So, the price cut benefits only US :D
Whatever possessed Amazon to price it so highly in the first place. When I first saw the original price, I laughed out loud as you probably did. $200 seems about right but it may be too late - the phone has been branded as a fail. What price a fail phone now?
I am amazed as to why everyone wants to enter the market and compete . Fire OS. Why would someone switch for IOS, Android to FIRE? hardware matters nothings if there is no development.
Mindprison, 26 Nov 2014It should cost 199 without contract, I mean in the sea of great smartphones who in the world w... moreWe don't understand why posted such nonsense? It actually is $199 WITHOUT CONTRACT.
Mindprison, 26 Nov 2014It should cost 199 without contract, I mean in the sea of great smartphones who in the world w... moreIt is $199 without contract. That's what this article is about... Unlocked and without contract.
I would get one if there was Cyanogenmod or some other custom rom developed for it, but there doesn't seem to be any. Awesome hardware specs for the price of $199, better value than Moto G if it had normal Android on it.
It should cost 199 without contract, I mean in the sea of great smartphones who in the world would pay that much for a Fire phone.
For these specs, $199 is a great price. Although it doesn't have the Google ecosystem, the Amazon app store is pretty good. Plus, you'll be able to get a more typical Android experience if you root the device and flash a ROM.