Today is the only day you should consider buying Amazon's Fire Phone

Can’t wait for Amazon’s massive shopping holiday “Prime Day” next Wednesday? Check out this deal: You can own Amazon’s first premium smartphone, the Fire Phone, unlocked, for just $US159.

That’s a pretty incredible deal, considering you’re also getting:

  • A full year of Amazon Prime (a $US99 value)
  • Unlimited free cloud storage for any photos you take
  • A pair of Amazon Premium Headphones, which are actually considerably better (and cheaper) than Apple’s EarPods (a $US19 value)

That basically puts the value of the Fire Phone at around $US40. Granted, the Fire Phone didn’t receive the best reviews, but considering how this phone originally cost $US650 unlocked, it’s worth at least considering.

The Fire Phone itself comes with plenty of features you won’t find on any other smartphone, like Firefly, Amazon’s technology that can identify text, music, and even art, to help you save time by accessing information about those things more quickly. It also comes with Mayday, Amazon’s free live customer service hotline, dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus for high-quality audio, and other exclusive features like predictive streaming (to reduce video buffering) and X-Ray, which shows you information about the videos, music, and books you’re watching.

The Fire Phone features a 4.7-inch high-res display with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front. It also comes with 32 GB of storage, support for next-generation WiFi, and a rather large battery that should last you more than a day. You can read Business Insider’s review of the Fire Phone here.

If you want this deal, you’ll have to move quickly: It’s available Wednesday only. Check it out on Amazon.

Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

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