Amazon Prime Exclusive phones offer an all-new way to buy unlocked phones for a cheaper than normal price and escape contracts from US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.
There are currently seven Amazon Prime Exclusive cell phone deals available right now that try to strike a balance of price, features, hardware, and design. It’s a tricky dance for both smartphone manufacturers and customers. Skimp too much on price, and you might end up with a phone that only lasts several months. Focus too much on design, and the internals of the device may be sacrificed to keep the price down.
How do Amazon Prime phones work? The online retailer offers a number of budget phones exclusively to Prime members. It’ll save you between $30 and $300 dollars on a new smartphone. Then, you just slot your supported SIM card in and you're good to go.
Let's take a look at Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones and see what makes each a killer deal in its own right. You can see all the deals here.
Motorola's Moto X4 is a quality budget phone that offers decent power backed by plenty of battery life, and pairs it with quality design and some premium features. It has a dual-camera setup on the back, and a metal frame. At its standard $399 price tag, it does feel a little expensive, but Amazon's large discount makes it a steal for anyone wanting high quality at a low cost.
The LG G6 Plus is the big brother to the quality LG G6. It packs a sharp QuadHD Plus display measuring 5.7 inches, and it can pump out clean and loud sound with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC that's sure to please audiophiles. The package is topped off with a large 3,300mAh battery housed in a water, dust and shock resistant shell. It even comes with 128GB of internal storage. And did we mention Prime members get it for $300 off?
The LG Q6 is an impressive midrange phone that feels like a mini version of the LG G6. It has a refined design that would fit on a more expensive smartphone. The 5.5-inch Full HD Plus display offers a great viewing experience for multimedia, and the 3,000mAh battery will keep it juiced for all-day use. And, its camera is surprisingly good for a phone of this price.
The LG X Charge is a no-frills budget option for smartphone shoppers that want a phone that can do most of what a smartphone is expected to do nowadays. But, there's a bonus, and that's the insane 4,500mAh battery packed inside the phone, which should be enough to keep the LG X Charge powered for even the busiest days.
Motorola has been producing a lot of quality budget phones. The Moto E series is its more affordable line of phones, and the Moto E4 is a good phone for the price. At under $100, it comes running Android 7.1 Nougat, boasts a Snapdragon 425 with 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, and comes with a fingerprint scanner. It’s even water resistant. It offers a lot at this price point, and is compatible with all four major mobile networks right out of the box.
The Nokia 6 is another premium feeling smartphone on a budget price. It has a solid aluminum build around the sides and back and houses a 5.5-inch Full HD display. It also includes a fingerprint scanner with capacitive navigation buttons on either side, freeing up some of the screen real estate. Inside it packs a Snapdragon 430 chipset with 1.4GHz octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM. 32GB of internal storage make it decent to begin with, but it can be expanded with up to 128GB of MicroSD storage. The Nokia 6 is impressive for the price.
The Moto G5 Plus has a lot to offer. It’s a capable phone with a premium design that leaves it feeling like a more expensive phone. Its fingerprint scanner keeps it up with the times, and its compatibility with all four major US carriers gives customers the freedom to choose. It packs a 2.0GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 12MP camera and 5MP selfie cam, and it even features Motorola’s TurboPower quick-charging ability. All that at less than $200 and it’s no wonder this one continues to be one of the best cheap phones.