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Jun 19

Amazon Fire Phone can’t compete with big boys

firephoneAmazon Fire Phone can’t compete with big boys at least for now.

New Amazon Fire Phone  Pre-orders Start Now

For Amazon it is not the next Big thing but a step forward. The newly release Fire Phone a first Smartphone from Amazon is different but not as great as Amazon thought it would be. It took Amazon nearly 4 years to build their first phone.  And maybe the problem with the phone is that its 4 years late.

The Fire Phone is different than your average phone those days, it definitely has some really cool features but as a Smartphone it can’t compete with giants like Apple and Samsung.

We dint have a Fire Phone to play with so we cant give you a good review, but we can tell you few cool thing about the phone and few not so cool.

Amazons first Smartphone at a first glance looks like mini Fire tablet, and if you look closely thats what it is with some extras.  To be so late in the game you would figure that Amazon would take all the mistakes from the other phone manufacturers and make sure that they don’t do the same.

Firefly is definitely cool and my favorite feature, it is sort of a like QR scanner, Shazam and Laser Scanner combined on steroids. Take a object in front of the camera and Firefly scans it and find it. Amazon is one of the biggest market places for books, music and pretty much anything that you can buy. Amazon took that and made Firefly their own Amazon search engine.

The main features in Fire Phone are the 3D effect Dynamic Perspective which is cool. Dynamic Perspective is A custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move your phone. 4 Sensing cameras follow your head movement to hive you the effect, but at the same time probably dr5ain battery very well and even give you motion sickness like IPhone did.

Mayday is not new, it has been around on Fire Tablet but now it is available on your phone. I got to give Amazon credit when it customer service , Amazon is great. Free, live, on-device video support 24×7.

Amazon specs say we can get speed up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding, but that is not true. The phone supports that but AT&T does not and will not allow you to use that feature in the phone since AT&T is the exclusive Cellular carrier for Fire Phone

Fire Phone price is similar to Galaxy S5 and Iphone 5S, In my opinion that is too much, after all the phone is good but not that great.

The phone its self is little bulky and has glass in the front and the back, rubber on the side. If one thing Amazon should know is that glass breaks and does not look good. Apple IPhone back is also glass and we all know what happened. IPhone on the other hand is smaller that Fire and is protective case friendly where Fire is already bulky and adding a protective case will make it even bulkier.

Free unlimited cloud storage – Amazon is not the first one to offer free unlimited clud storage, but as we know that is only temporary.

So far what we noticed is that the battery and the sim card are pre-installed and are not user accessible.  We also noticed that the Fire Phone OS is Android based and has Android apps and tools but Google might have been left out.

We think that the phone has few really cool features that will turn few heads but it will not win over Galaxy and IPhone fans.

Complete Specs provided by Amazon.com

 

Size 5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight 5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution
Cameras 13 MP rear-facing camera, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OS Fire OS 3.5.0
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
Battery Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.
Video recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playback Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and Video Supports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supported Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT
Sensors Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Location GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
Cellular UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
Headphones Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
SIM Card Pre-installed Nano SIM card
Ports Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Included in the Box Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide

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Mar 25

New Samsung Galaxy S5 Available Now

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official

Samsung Galaxy S5

Cellular Carriers Are Taking Pre-Orders for Samsung Galaxy S5 and will start shipping on April 8 2014 Available Now

If you are like me than you have already Pre-Ordered your phone and just waiting for it to show up in the mail. If you have not than you can Pre-Order from your Carrier or from Samsung.com

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Price Tag: $649.99 and 2-Year Contract $199.99

Available in Charcoal Black and White

One thing that we have not seen yet is Samsung Galaxy S5 32GB or even 64GB phones. It appears that at the moment only the 16GB version will be available and time will tell if Samsung will release a 32Gb or 64GB Phones. I personally don’t think that Samsung will be introducing any bigger phones just because Galaxy S5 Supports up to 128GB MicroSD if external memory so do you really need more than 16Gb of internal memory when all your Music, Photos and Videos are stored on external memory card.

There is a chance that Samsung will be releasing their 32GB version sometime later this year, perhaps just in time for Christmas. Previous specs indicated that 16/32GB will be available but as far as we know Samsung will not be releasing it at this time

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Feb 24

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs & Features – Available worldwide on April 11 2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official

Samsung Galaxy S5 Official

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 Phone  will be available for purchase on April 11 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features

  • Download Booster Double the download by using LTE + WIfi
  • Water & dust resistant
  • Hart Beat Sensor for Fitness
  • Finger Print Scanner To make secure payments
  • Private Mode
  • Kids Mode
  • Home button
  • 5.1in Full HD screen
  • 12 hours of video playback
  • 3840×2160 Resolution (UHD)
  • 16GB and 32GB options
  • 10GB of usable internal storage on a 16GB Device

s5_waterSamsung Galaxy S5 specs

  • Dimensions: 142mm x 72.5 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core application processor
  • Operating system: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Display: 5.1-inch FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
  • Memory: 16/32GB microSD slot up to 128GB
  • Camera: 16 megapixels (rear), 2 megapixels (front)
  • Battery: Removable 2800mAh
  • Standby time: 390hrs, talk time: 21hrs
  • Wi-fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
  • Other features: NFC, IP67, Dust and water Resistant, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart-rate sensor

FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF GALAXY S5

TYPE

Galaxy S

Form Factor

Bar (Candybar)

Color

Charcoal Black

OS

Android™ KitKat 4.4.2

CPU TYPE

2.5GHz Quad-Core

Display

1920 x 1080 Pixel, 432 ppi

5.1” Full HD Super AMOLED™

Size & Weight

5.11 Ounces

5.59″ x 2.85″ x 0.315″

Camera

2 Megapixel (FRONT)

16 Megapixel(REAR)

4x Digital zoom

FEATURES

Auto Focus; Dual-Camera; Dual-Recording; Geo-Tagging; HD Playback: Full HD(1080p); HD Recording: Full Ultra HD(2160p); LED Flash; Online Image Uploading; Photo Editing; Sharing Capabilities: AT&T Locker, Bluetooth®, Buddy Photo Share, ChatOn, Email, Flipboard, Gmail™, Google+™, Group Play, Messaging, NFC, Picasa™, S Beam™, S Memo, Samsung Link, Share Shot, Wi-Fi Direct™; Shot Modes: Auto, Beauty Face, Shot and more, Panorama, Virtual Tour, Dual Camera, Download; Slow Motion Recording; TV/Video-Out: HDMI, Samsung Link, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi®; Video; Video Editing; Zero Shutter Lag

Battery

3G: Up to 480hrs (20 Days) STANDBY

4G: Up to 480hrs (20 Days) STANDBY

Up to 29 Hours TALK TIME

3.85 Volt, Lithium Ion, 2800 mAh

Up to 77 Hours MUSIC PLAY

Up to 14 Hours VIDEO PLAY

3G: Up to 11 Hours; 4G: Up to 12 Hours; Wi-Fi: Up to 13 Hours INTERNET USE

Memory

2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM  INTERNAL MEMORY

Up to 128GB SDHC/SHD SD CARD

Network

LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/17; HSPA+/UMTS: 850/1900/2100MHz; GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz;

 

Audio Format Support

Audio Streaming; Compatible Music Files: 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF; MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic: 64-note poly

Video

Compatible Video Files: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, TS, WEBM, WMV; Video Player; Video Streaming

Fun and Entertainment

Downloadable Content; IR Remote Control; S Translator; S Voice™; Samsung Widget Gallery; Wallpapers, Animated; WatchON™

Business & Office

Enterprise-Ready; Corporate E-mail/Calendar/Contacts; Microsoft® Office-compatible; Mobile Device Management; OCR/Business Card/Photo Scanner; On-Device Encryption (ODE); SAFE™; SAFE with KNOX; Virtual Private Network

Messaging Options

Email; Picture Messaging; Text Messaging; Video Messaging

Calling Functions

Airline Mode; Call Block; Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC): M3; Multitasking; Picture Caller ID; Speakerphone; Speech-to-Text; Text-to-Speech; TTY; Voicemail; Voice Recognition

Sensor Type

Accelerometer; Barometer; Geomagnetic; Gyro; RGB Light; Finger Scanner; Heart Rate Monitor

 

GALAXY S5 FEATURES

Bluetooth® Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP; NFC; Wi-Fi® Hotspot: 10

WI-FI

USB 3.0

Bluetooth® 4.0

GPS NAVIGATION

PREMIUM CAMERA

NFC

NOISE CANCELLATION

Accelerometer; Air Gestures™; Air View™; Barometer; Geomagnetic; Gyro; Proximity; RGB Light; Samsung Traditional UI; Smart Gestures; Smart Pause™; Smart Scroll™; Smart Unlock; TouchWiz®; Finger Scanner; Heart Rate Monitor; Widgets

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Feb 24

Update : Available April 11 Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaks Just Hours Before Official “Unpacked5” MWC 2014

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung  Galaxy S5. Available to the public on April 11 2014

What looks at this point is that Galaxy S5 will be just a little smaller them Galaxy Note 3. So that’s how they going to fit all those pixels.

Some specs/features that have been confirmed.

Download Booster Double the download by using LTE + WIfi

Water 7 dust resistant

Hart Beat Sensor for Fitness

Finger Print Scanner To make secure payments

Private Mode

Kids Mode

Home button

3840×2160 Resolution (UHD)

I am sure there a Allot more to come soon as Samsung finally releases all the info

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