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Amazon Fire Phone now just $200 without contract

Amazon has finally made a major adjustment to their Fire Phone pricing, offering the unlocked 32GB GSM model for less than half the original price. But is this low enough?
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November 26, 2014
Amazon Fire Phone price drop

Amazon has made some edits to the price of their Fire Phone, bringing the unlocked 32GB GSM model down to $199. That is not a contract price either.

This is a great, and interesting, shift for big A to make. On one hand, we have a device that is decently equipped, but has been all but laughed off for its overall underwhelming experience. However, at just $200, this phone is now in Moto G price competition. This may make a huge difference in sales, as the Fire Phone compares to the Moto G with twice as much RAM, at 2GB, 5 more MP in the camera, at 13MP and the more powerful Snapdragon 800 SoC, versus the Snapdragon 400 in the Moto G.

The general opinion at launch of the Amazon Fire Phone was that one could pick up a similarly spec’d Nexus 5, but with the pure Google Android experience, for as much as $100 less than Amazon’s initial offering of $450. Although the parallax feature of the entire Fire OS, called Dynamic Perspective, was very cool for a brief moment, the remaining perks, like Firefly and Mayday were all but lost or unnecessary for most seasoned Android users.

 

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Perhaps the best perk with the Amazon Fire Phone is one that is made even sweeter with this new price tag. Purchasing the Fire Phone makes you eligible for one free year of Amazon Prime. The Prime service offers up Amazon’s impressive library of video, music and book titles, not to mention free shipping on all purchases, for the going rate of $99 per year.

Check out our rundown of impressions of the Fire Phone if you would like to learn more.

The unlocked GSM Amazon Fire Phone will work on most U.S. networks, except Sprint or Verizon. If this appeals to you, head on over to Amazon to grab your Fire Phone.

What do you say, is this the right price for the Amazon Fire Phone?