Back in June, we reported that Amazon had begun selling the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD for an exclusive price to Prime subscribers where buyers would receive ads on their lock screen for $50 off the original unlocked price of the handsets. Now, the company has officially announced that these two devices are the most popular unlocked smartphones on their entire site.
Since Amazon launched exclusive pricing for Prime members on new unlocked Android smartphones two months ago, the BLU R1 HD and Moto G have been the top two best-sellers in unlocked phones on Amazon.
To piggyback on the success of the G4 and R1 HD, Amazon has also announced a new handset for purchase $50 cheaper. This handset, known as the Moto G4 Play, is available for $99 with ads on its lock screen and all of Amazon’s apps preinstalled.
Starting today, Prime members have another Prime exclusive option to choose from with the newly launched Moto G Play–at just $99.99, it’s $50 off the full retail price, and features a 5″ HD display, a quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 4G LTE speed, and compatibility with all major CDMA and GSM carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
For a refresher, here’s a full rundown of the G4 Play’s specs.
- 5.0-inch 1280×720 HD display w/ 294 ppi
- 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor w/ Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 8 MP rear camera w/ ƒ/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Tap (anywhere) to capture, 4X digital zoom, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to focus & exposure, 1080p HD video (30 fps)
- 5 MP front camera w/ ƒ/2.2 aperture, Display flash
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 16GB of expandable storage via microSD card by up to 128GB
- 2800mAh battery
- Water repellent coating
All in all, this is a pretty great value for what you’re getting inside this phone. And for just $99, what more could you ask for?
Prime members can begin preordering the G4 Play Prime Edition for $99 over on Amazon’s website, with orders shipping out starting September 15th. It’s worth noting that the standard G4 Play will also be for sale starting this same date for $149. This way, if you don’t have a Prime account and/or don’t want ads floating around your phone, you can still grab the budget-friendly smartphone at a reasonable price.
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