Here are 5 reasons to stay away from Amazon's phone

You don't need a phone for any of these features; all of this could have been executed in one or two apps, which should tell you a lot.

Basically, Jeff Bezos did everything he could to mask the obvious when it came to the purpose of the Fire Phone, and I want to make sure you see past that.

3. Pricing and availability

The fact that it's available only through AT&T should deter you already. But if it doesn't, think about this: the Fire Phone is $199 with a two-year agreement, but it's $650 off contract. If you commit two years of your life to this phone, you'll regret it every day and you'll probably end up getting divorced, too. I don't know.

Phones like the iPhone 5S, HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 can be had for roughly the same price as this thing, and its hardware and software is nowhere near the caliber of the other phones I mentioned.

Someone was smoking something funny when the pricing scheme was drawn up for this phone.

Trust me when I say that you don't ever want to spend $650 for the privilege of spending even more cash on Amazon products and services. And with the Fire Phone, that's exactly what you'll be doing.

4. Better phones out there, better phones coming

I hope it's obvious to you by now that this is nowhere near the caliber of flagship smartphones out there. There's no reason to consider a phone like the Fire Phone when you have the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 on the market, the iPhone 5S is still leagues ahead, the LG G3 is coming and the iPhone 6 is shortly on its way.

Even if you don't need the hottest device out there, you certainly don't want a mediocre niche device, either. Let's not forget how poorly the HTC First did as a Facebook-centric phone. One has to wonder whether the Amazon Fire Phone will be discontinued by AT&T as quickly as it did with the HTC First, and if that were to happen, you'll be out of luck with updates and upgrades.

5. Amazon Prime is expensive

Look, you need Amazon Prime to really enjoy this phone. Otherwise, you'll be stuck with whatever crappy apps work well with the Fire OS on this phone.

Amazon Prime is $99 a year, so on top of the cost of the phone, you're also paying so much more in order to pay so much more for videos, books, two-day shipping and other tidbits that Amazon offers with Prime.

Prime used to cost $79 a year, but in March 2014 the price jumped to almost $100. There's no guarantee it won't go up to $110 or $120 in the future, and if it does, you may consider holding back on upgrading. You know what else that will cause? Regret and utter disdain for the Fire Phone if you happen to own one.

Wrap up

Do not buy. Seriously.