It looks like Amazon may finally be ready to throw in the towel and have decided to lower the price on the Fire Phone. The device was supposed to be a big deal and bring something new to the smartphone market when it was first announced, but alas, things didn’t work out as planned. Not only were customers not amazed by this supposedly innovative piece of hardware, but they weren’t even all that interested in it. Now, Amazon figured that they should offer the Fire Phone much cheaper than originally planned in an attempt to at least sell their remaining stock. The device was priced at no less than $650 unlocked at launch and you could get it from AT&T for $200 with a 2-year contract.
Following the recent price cut however, you can get yourself a brand new Fire Phone for only $200 carrier-free. Quite a price cut, right? Well, even so, people are not exactly pushing and shoving to get their hands on it seeing as how this is just a mid-range handset at the end of the day that features an interesting, but ultimately not very useful gimmick. The Amazon Fire Phone comes equipped with with a Dynamic Perspective sensor system that uses specialized cameras to track your face. Aside from that, the device sports a 4.7-inch LCD display with 720p resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP primary camera, and 32 GB non-expandable internal storage memory. There is also a 64GB version but it’s not available at a discount.
So, is the Amazon Fire Phone worth a purchase now? At $200 it’s a much better deal than before, so it’s at least worth considering. You also get a full year of Amazon Prime and unlimited free cloud storage for pictures take with the device. The Amazon Fire Phone is only compatible with GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile and will not work with CDMA networks such as Verizon or Sprint.