Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Amazon's new phone is a mess

This is titled as a positive review for Amazon's new $50 phone (for Prime users), but:
"the R1 doesn’t feel or look like a premium phone"

"It couldn’t handle Pokémon Go’s augmented reality"

"Even my 10-year-old Canon takes better pictures."

"The R1’s front-facing 5-megapixel camera is worse."

"the speaker is so low-volume, it sounds like it was made for a tiny mouse that lives inside it."

"You can’t use this with Verizon or Sprint service."

"Then there are those ads on the lock screen."