Miss out on all of the previous Amazon Fire phone deals and now you’re thinking that you might like to pull the trigger on one? Lucky you, because Amazon’s holding another sale.
The Amazon Fire phone is once again being discounted to $179 unlocked and contract-free, down from its normal $449 asking price. Also included with the Fire phone is a full year of Amazon Prime and all of the goodies that come with it, like free two-day shipping and unlimited cloud photo storage.
The Fire phone is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RM, and a 2400mAh battery. Also included with the phone is a 4.7-inch 1280×720 display, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. On the software side, it’s currently running the Android 4.4-based Fire OS 4.6.1, but Amazon recently teased that it’s working on an update to the Android 5.0-based Fire OS 5.
By now, you’re probably aware of the Fire phone and what it has to offer. It runs Amazon’s custom Fire OS and doesn’t have access to Google Mobile Services like Gmail and the Google Play store for apps, but it does have access to the Amazon Appstore for apps. And at $179 with a year of Prime (which normally costs $99), it may be worth considering if you’re looking to buy a low-cost Android phone.