Andrew of Ars Technica just published his review of the BLU R1 HD Amazon exclusive and he enjoyed it way more than the Amazon Fire Phone. The good - A solid deal at $110, an amazing deal at $60. - Nice build quality and screen. - The $60/$110 model includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, both quite decent in a phone this cheap. - Marshmallow’s adoptable storage features are supported. - Mostly skin-free build of Android with Google Play support and little pre-installed software (aside from Amazon’s on the Prime version). - Livable performance and respectable battery life. The bad - You have to accept Amazon ads and be an Amazon Prime member if you want the great pricing. - You get what you pay for when it comes to performance and updates, though BLU at least seems marginally interested in continuing to support it. - No Verizon or Sprint support and only “partial” support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE networks. - Spotty GPS/location tracking. The ugly - Any pictures you take with the camera.