Marked down $30 from MSRP of $299.99. Don't know for how long (has been since Sunday, so I presume it is a whole week thing).
Hot deal? No, but it is lukewarm, especially for those on T-Mobile looking for a decent unlocked phone that has Band 12 (it is really sh*tty that the flagship of this phone, the 5Z, does not support Band 12, not to mention that it has the USB C connector).
- 4 cameras, 2 of which are wide-FOV cameras (back and front)
- selfie flash
- FM Radio
- Includes 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Dual SIM plus dedicated MicroSD slot (not a shared slot)
- Aluminum build
- Band 12 support for T-Mobile
- Not flagship. SD630 processor (which does hold its own, but it isn't one of the SD8xxx)
- No OIS on cameras.
- MicroUSB (not USB C)
- Bluetooth 4.2 (for those who care)
- Camera is high spec, but reviews are lukewarm on youtube.
- Comes with Android 7.1 out of the box. Asus has promised 8.0 upgrade soon.
- No notch (for those who care)
6.0" IPS 1080p screen
Snapdragon 630 & Adreno 508 GPU
Android 7.1 out of the box
16 mp primary camera & 13 mp 120° wide FOV camera
20 mp selfie camera & (unknown mp) 120° wide FOV camera
microSD card slot
3.5 mm headphone jack
3300 mAh battery
You can save another $16.25 if you do the Cricket Wireless promotion.
Buy an unlocked phone with a SIM and a pre-paid card and get $50 off. This phone qualifies. The SIM is $9.99, the cheapest pre-paid card is a $25 card currently priced at $23.75. $50 - $9.99 - $23.75 = $16.26. The phone then becomes $253.73 less whatever you can get for the Cricket card/sim on eBay.
With the Cricket SIM and $25 (for $23.75) refill card you come out to $253.73 before tax. Tax in my state (VA) is 6%, which would be levied on the $269.99 price. After tax for me, with the cricket deal, would be $269.92. Add in $30.08 more somewhere and you can use the AMEX $30 off $300 deal (if you have it) to sweeten it some more. Depending on where you are, it would be more or less than $30.08. Just do the math and figure it out for your area:
$300 - $50 - $23.75 - $9.99 - ($269.99 + tax on $269.99)