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Metro by T-Mobile: 128GB Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) + 30 Days of Service Expired

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+148 Deal Score
Metro by T-Mobile has 128GB Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (Cosmic Black, 2023 Model) for Free after instant rebate applied during checkout when you open a new account on Metro's $40 or higher prepaid plan (details). Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member NoDa for sharing this deal.
  • Note: Activation is free online ($20 in store).
  • 6.6" 1080x2400 120Hz IPS Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • microSDXC card slot
  • Main Cameras: 50MP (wide) / 8MP (ultrawide)
  • Front (Selfie) Camera: 16MP (wide)
  • 802.11ac WiFi 5 / Bluetooth 5.1 / NFC
  • USB 2.0 Type-C port w/ 20W fast charging
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
  • Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
  • Android 13
  • Includes built-in Stylus

Editor's Notes & Price Research

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  • About this deal:
    • This offer matches our Frontpage Deal from August 2023.
    • You may cancel at any time or change your service to a different plan option at any time, if desired.
    • No service contract (only the initial $40 / 1st month required to get the device).
    • Device can be unlocked after 180 consecutive days (6 months) of paid service on Metro (more info)
  • About this store:
    • You can view Metro by T-mobile's Return Policy here.
  • Additional Note:
    • Please see original post for additional details & give the WIKI and additional forum comments a read for helpful discussion.
Good Deal?

Original Post

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Edited February 16, 2024 at 09:35 AM by
The popular deal from last fall is back! (This is a new post because the price has been $60 for over a month and just dropped back to $40 today)
  • Just pay $40 out the door no tax (for most) for 1 month PREPAID service and receive the phone 100% free.
  • You MUST activate and use the phone after receiving to start 180 day countdown to unlock.
  • Just don't turn on auto pay, and service will disconnect after 30 days and you will not be billed for future months on pre-paid.

FULL details in previous post for expired deal:​

  • Qualcomm SM6450 Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • 6.6" 1080 x 2400 Display IPS 120Hz
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage (includes microSDXC Slot)
  • Cameras:
  • Main1: 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1.0µm, PDAF
  • Main2: 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm, AF
  • Front: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1.0µm
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band + Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB 2.0 Type-C 20W charging
  • Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
  • Android 13
  • Includes built-in Stylus
  • eSim support

Includes ONE update to next version of Android. Moto is not as good about updates as Samsung. But the phone is a way better performing phone that similar priced Samsung's. Battery life is often mentioned as way better. Synthetic metrics show significant performance leap with the Snapdragon processor than others in the < $100 price range. It has an IPS screen not OLED.

Performance comparisons between this phone and a Samsung A15: []

3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL ES 3.1)
Moto: 4056 -- Samsung: 2423

PCMark for Android Work 3.0
Moto: 12945 -- Samsung: 8961

PCMark for Android Storage 2.0
Moto: 24067 -- Samsung: 17098

Geekbench Single core:
Moto: 937 -- Samsung: 664

Geekbench Multi core:
Moto: 2682 -- Samsung 1717