Five Up, Five Down: The Good And The Bad Of The New Amazon Fire Phone

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4. Con: Battery Life

There has not been much talk of the battery life of the phone, which makes you wonder how good it really is. There was no mention of it at the launch event, and the tech spec was missing from the press release.

The Amazon website states that the battery offers "11 hours of video playback," but when you throw in the four cameras, each with infrared technology, a 13MP camera, 1,080p HD video recording, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, and so on, you have to wonder how the Fire Phone's battery holds up to the battery life of other high-end smartphones.

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