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Amazon.com offers their Prime Members select Unlocked Smartphones w/ Lockscreen Offers & Ads available to pre-order for prices noted below (price reflected on final checkout page). Shipping is free w/ your Prime membership. Thanks BlaneB

Note, pre-orders are scheduled for release on 7/12/16

Available options:Blu R1 HD Specs:
  • 5" 1280x720 display
  • 1.3GHz Mediatek 6735 Quad-Core CPU
  • MicroSD Card Slot (up to 64GB)
  • 8MP rear + 5MP front cameras
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Unlocked compatible w/ GSM networks (i.e. AT&T & T-Mobile)
Moto G (4th Gen) Specs:
  • 5.5" 1920x1080 IPS display
  • 1.5Gz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octo-Core CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • MicroSD Card Slot (up to 128GB)
  • 13MP rear + 5MP front cameras
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Compatible w/ AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon
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Amazon is now offering unlocked phones with pretty hefty discounts if you get them with Offers & Ads on the lockscreen (similar to their Kindle line). The first 2 phones are the Moto G4 (not the Plus, unfortunately) and the BLU R1 HD. They are currently available for pre-order.

There is also a promotional discount on the Moto G4 that knocks the price down even further with ads. You can see the prices in cart or listed listed below.

Source for non-Prime Members that can't see the prices. EDIT: New source, old one went away for some reason.
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016...ffers-ads/

BLU R1 HD (8GB + 1GB RAM) - $49.99 ($99.99 w/o ads)
https://www.amazon.com/BLU-R1-HD-...=BLU+R1+HD

BLU R1 HD (16GB + 2GB RAM) - $59.99 ($109.99 w/o ads)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H2E0...UTF8&psc=1

Moto G4 (16GB) - $124.99 [$149.99 after after promotional discount ends] ($199.99 w/o ads)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...PDKIKX0DER

Moto G4 (32GB) - $154.99 [$179.99 after promotional discount ends] ($229.99 w/o ads)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...PDKIKX0DER

Kind of a weird deal, but hey, the Moto G4 32GB for $155 is kind of a crazy deal, even with lockscreen ads.
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Last Edited by whenry83 July 24, 2016 at 05:44 PM
https://www.amazon.com/b/ref=fr_i...WN788FW6A5


Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial [amazon.com] with free 2-day shipping, unlimited music, unlimited video streaming & more.

If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial [amazon.com] available.

You wont get the $50 discount / giftcard with the free Prime memberships. Only Paid members will get the discount
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The G4 and G4 Plus both run Android Marshmallow and have 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617 octa-core processors, 5.5" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Gorilla Glass 3 screens, SD card slots and 5 MP selfie cameras. The G4 has a 13 MP main camera, while the G4 Plus features a 16 MP camera with enhanced laser auto-focus.

Possibly the best feature of the G4 and G4 Plus is that they are true universal phones that support 23 bands (CDMA (850, 1900 MHz; GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; UMTS / HSPA+ 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz; and 4G LTE B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 25, 26, 41) and should work on all four US national carriers and virtually every non-US operator. http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...s-are.html
Moto G does not support NFC, so no Android Pay

The Amazon Ad-Supported Moto G4 and G4 Plus may or may not have an unlockable bootloader. If it's unlockable, one can simply flash a stock, non-ad firmware to get rid of the Amazon bloat.

Moto G4 2016 review http://www.trustedreviews.com/mot...xgromuT.99

Motorola Moto G4 review:
An unbeatable Android bargain http://www.cnet.com/products/motorola-moto-g4/

With its blinding speed, excellent camera and superb battery life, the Moto G4 makes all other budget smartphones utterly irrelevant http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mo...-ever-made

Blu R1 HD review:
http://www.pcmag.com/review/345824/blu-r1-hd

Blu R1 HD Amazon AD Version - ROOT
http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...tcount=486

Try this to disable ads on Blu:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=87540491&postcount=1240

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As I said above, I edited to reflect Prime. You're not a Prime member. Look, there's no reason to be antagonistic about it. I did not know the price showed differently for non-Prime members. It shows the regular price. It's been edited. Calm down.
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You can see the prices on Amazon. Amazon is the source. It's their sale...

EDIT: I did edit the title to reflect Amazon Prime and the description to mention that these phones are currently available for pre-order.
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This is similar to the Amazon Kindle Fire that was discounted with Ads on it but Amazon is now trying this same method with unlocked cell phones.


Both devices are preoders but are released on July 12th so about 2 weeks.

The deal is for $50 off each device for getting Ads but today Amazon is throwing in an extra $25 off (TODAY ONLY for the extra $25 and only on the G4) of the Motorola for people who go ahead and place an order. The amount shows in cart. If you don't mind ads this may be a cheap way to get a decent phone or even a backup phone. I might suggest getting the Motorola as its likely to be able to be unlocked then in theory you could install stock rom and get rid of the ads.

Also one thing that does worry me with these versions if they are running a custom Amazon built rom updates could be slower or non existant. Figured I should throw that in.




Blu

Works with GSM Carriers (T-mobile/At&t, NOT Sprint/Verizon)

It's also worth noting the 8 gig of this phone comes with 1 gig of ram while the 16 gig comes with 2 gigs. For an extrea $10 this seems like a highly suggested upgrade.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F9N5...47f2b48a03

Motorola G4

Works with GSM and CDMA Carriers (T-mobile,At&t,Sprint,Verizon)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZC9...47f2b48a03

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Items: $179.99
Shipping & handling: $0.00
Promo Discount: -$25.00
Total before tax: $154.99

Deal is limited to 1 of each model, ie 1 16gig blu, 1 8gig blu, 1 16gig moto etc. Ty un_plug for pointing this out.

Supposedly They will offer other phones with this same scheme later on. Will update if I see any other models get added.
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Can you root these?
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Sounds like pretty good deals.
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Please cite your source. Furthermore, these phones are for "Pre-ordering this item is currently reserved exclusively for Prime members."
You can see the prices on Amazon. Amazon is the source. It's their sale...

EDIT: I did edit the title to reflect Amazon Prime and the description to mention that these phones are currently available for pre-order.
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Unlocked phones - Work with T-Mobile, AT&T, Net10, and Cricket

Blu R1HD - 8GB Storage / 1GB RAM - $49.99 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F9N5...PDKIKX0DER
Blu R1HD - 16GB Storage / 2GB RAM - $59.99 - https://www.amazon.com/BLU-R1-HD-...B01H2E0J5M

Moto G (4th Generation) - Black - 16GB Storage / 2GB RAM - $149.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZC9WC0
Moto G (4th Generation) - Black - 32GB Storage / 2GB RAM - $179.99 https://www.amazon.com/Moto-4th-G...B01GINVN1W

Yes, I know these have lockscreen offers, but likely there will be a simple way to root and disable them sometime in the near future.

-- merged! damn should have just posted and edited --

Nice catch w/ the $25 additional off OP!
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The BLU does not work with Verizon and Sprint.


The Moto G4 does work with Verizon and Sprint.
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Moto G4 vs MOTO X 2nd generation, which is better?
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I like the price on the BLU phone but my sister's BLU vivo 5 xl almost burnt up. Though that could be because of usb type c. It won't charge anymore, sending it in and hoping warranty will replace it.
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Can you root these?
I'm wondering the same thing.. lol. Root the phone to get rid of the ads then WIN (if possible).
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Where is the price you speak of? Come one, man. See the screenshot.
As I said above, I edited to reflect Prime. You're not a Prime member. Look, there's no reason to be antagonistic about it. I did not know the price showed differently for non-Prime members. It shows the regular price. It's been edited. Calm down.
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