Another hit piece on Amazon’s problematic Fire phone. Tyler Hayes:
Amazon’s new Fire phone got us pretty psyched when it was first announced. But now that we’ve spent some time with it, the Fire phone is a nightmare in the hand… I don’t think it’s particularly ugly. If anything, it’s wildly plain and industrial-looking. If you can get over the looks, including the five cameras staring at your face, it’s still a hard device to use… The phone isn’t comfortable to hold. The corners are sharp where the back and sides meet. The back glass is also slippery, but worst of all it gets really hot. I played a slot machine game for about eight minutes and Sonic The Hedgehog for about 12 minutes. By the end, I was constantly shifting my grip to keep my fingers on the back from sweating and getting too hot.
There’s the problem. You’re not supposed to play games on Fire phone. You’re only supposed to buy products from Amazon.