Agree to lockscreen ads, and you can buy the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD at a discount from Amazon Prime

Agree to lockscreen ads, and you can buy the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD at a discount from Amazon Prime
Are you an Amazon Prime customer? If so, you probably have enjoyed two-day delivery on items ordered from Amazon, along with access to a library of movies and television shows to stream. And you can also wrangle discounts on a couple of new Android handsets, the Motorola Moto G4 and the BLU R1 HD. Starting today, both handsets are getting a $50 haircut. But there is a catch. In exchange for saving $50, buyers will be forced to view personalized ads on the lockscreen of each phone.

Both the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD will ship on July 12th when both units are due to be released. The Moto G4 is equipped with a 5.5-inch display and carries a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 617 chipset can be found under the hood containing an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 32 GB of native memory. A 128GB capacity microSD slot is available for those seeking additional storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the unit, and a 5MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. A 3000mAh battery provides the power, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The unit is unlocked and works with AT&T and T-Mobile in the states. The discounted price is $149.99, not including an additional $25 that is taken off the price at checkout for a limited time.

The BLU R1 HD features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5-inch curved display with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The MediaTek MT6735 SoC is under the hood offering a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU. Buyers can choose from the version containing 1GB of RAM with 8GB of native storage, or go for the model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is on board for those needing additional memory. On back is an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and a wide-angle 5MP selfie shooter is found on the front of the device. The latter has its very own flash. The unlocked handset will work on AT&T and T-Mobile in the states, and has dual SIM capabilities. This handset will cost you $49.99 with the discount. As you probably figured out by now, that price is for the 1GB RAM/8GB native storage configuration. The unit with 2GB RAM and 16GB of native storage is priced at $109.99.

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source: Amazon (1), (2) via CNET

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Moto G4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

I wouldn' take that phone with adds for free.

2. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Whaaaaat. That's gross, there is a Zero percent chance of anyone I know Ever buying a phone with ads on the lock screen

6. fyah_king unregistered

I dont mind ads.

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not to mention, if they find a way to root it then you're free from the ads as well. Probably pretty easy to block as well.

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Just replace the lockscreen with some other app :P

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm curious what's been done to prevent rooting and removal of the ads.

5. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

My thoughts exactly. How would this be implemented/controlled? Although I'm not willing to buy one to find out. The whole idea seems silly to me.

12. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

contract most likely.

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

simple fix : use another lock screen like Microsoft next

8. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Moto is pushing unlocked bootloaders hard, wonder if this will follow suit, if so, sign me up!

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Big FAT NO. Suck my toe amazon.

13. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Lol, just buy, wipe the system, and be free. They are probably counting on the average joe picking these up though. I bet there are far fewer phone "modders" out there than normal consumers who wouldn't tinker with root.

17. 10033859

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

Honestly there is a few things wrong with a alternative 3rd party lock screen.. 1. If someones smart enough to restart in safe mode, it disables the app and your phones gone. 2. Most third party lock screens are very glitchy and sometimes dont work at all... Go locker- Its ugly to me and all the themes are normally sucky, glitchy, or cost money.. Microsoft Next looks good, but in order to use it to the max you have to install about 100 other microsoft bloatware apps... The compatability issue is just too big. Ive used a third party lock screen on a S3, a very generic phone, and half the time microsoft next gives me about 15 seconds to do whatever i want on the phone before it actually starts up and locks the phone. And 15 seconds for me is enough to disable microsoft next...

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Wait for a better deal. Too many variables not enough saving.

20. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

ads? what a joke....id rather spend my money a a nice clean Nexus!

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