Consumer Reports Tests Amazon's New Phone

When Amazon’s first smartphone, Fire, was introduced, Consumer Reports was impressed with its 3D display and FireFly technology, which identifies objects by scanning them and can recognize songs and movies.

Now Consumer Reports has thoroughly tested the Fire. It earned a rating of “very good.” But Consumer Reports’ experts were not wowed.

For voice quality, Consumer Reports says the Fire is not a standout, about as good as other phones. The photo lab found the Fire does take very good pictures. But its battery life is much shorter than many phones, including some from LG and Samsung.

Bottom line: Amazon Fire’s bells and whistles are interesting, but it’s not enough to make it a great phone. When it comes to core functionality, there are many better options.

Consumer Reports recommended phones include: the Samsung Galaxy S 5, the HTC One and the newly tested LG G3.


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