A new smartphone doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, even if you choose to get an unlocked phone off-contract without subsidy. One way to go about saving a few bucks is to pick up one of those “Prime exclusive” smartphones from Amazon, the newest of which is the unlocked Moto G Play. It’s just a penny shy of a hundred bucks, making it the middle of the road selection for these ad-supported phones.

In case you’re not familiar with this whole “Prime exclusive” deal, the Moto G Play will feature lock screen and home screen ads from Amazon. This is very similar to the ad-supported model we’ve seen from the Amazon Kindle e-reader line for years. They call them “special offers,” but these are most definitely ads. They’re there to promote products and services from Amazon, helping the online retailer make even more money from you in the long run.

As far as tech specs go, the Moto G Play is decidedly budget-oriented. Behind the 5-inch 720p display is a Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2800 mAh battery, 8MP and 5MP cameras, and microSD expansion. It comes loaded with Android 6.0.1 out of the box and will support all four major US carriers. If you’d rather ditch the “special offers,” you’ll need to pony up an extra fifty bucks.


The Moto G Play is listed for pre-order now for $99.99 with shipments to follow on September 15th. The other Prime exclusive phones are the $49.99 Blu R1 HD and the $149.99 Moto G.

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