The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

Posted: , by Milen Yanachkov Milen Yanachkov

Tags :

The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones
Amazon Prime has always offered sweet deals on phones for its members, though with a bit of a catch. If you went for one of the alluring offers, you'd have to put up with ads on your lock screen. This was a non-issue for some people, but many others did not take as kindly to it. Fortunately, the company has decided to stop this practice and sell the devices with pre-installed Amazon apps instead, which is a much better solution.

So, if you are an Amazon Prime member, and have been holding off due to the annoying ads, now's your chance to snag a new phone on the cheap. There are currently eight smartphones available with different rebates for Prime members, and some of them may very well be worth your time and money. Check 'em out below!

Moto Z3 Play

$449 with Amazon Prime ($50 off MSRP)

The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

Motorola Moto Z3 Play

Moto Z3 Play

Cons

  • Battery could have been bigger
  • No 3.5mm jack


The Moto Z3 Play is the latest in the line of affordable Moto Mod-compatible devices. Succeeding last year's Z2 Play, the Z3 has better design and is notceably snappier. It is, however, a bit thicker, while not improving things much on the battery front and does not sport a 3.5mm headphone jack like last year's model did. Still, it features a faster Snapdragon 635 CPU inside and does, indeed, look pretty sleek (especially considering the price point). The front-facing camera has also been improved, bumping the resolution from 5MP to 8MP, while the main camera module now sports two snappers for portrait mode (a.k.a bokeh) shenenigans. The Moto Z3 Play is now on offer with Amazon Prime for $50 off MSRP.

Moto X4

$279.99 with Amazon Prime ($50 off of MSRP)


The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

Motorola Moto X4

Moto X4

Cons

  • Could use more on-board storage
  • Camera performance is iffy


The Moto X series isn't what it used to be. Since Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola's smartphone business, the once-high-end Moto X lineup has been demoted to a mid-range ranking, overtaken by the Z series as the Moto brand's top smartphone selection. But last year's Moto X4 is intriguing nonetheless. In a nutshell, it is a mid-range handset with premium looks – one that just barely eclipses the G series’ spec sheet, but stands out with its fancy construction, dual-camera setup, and IP68 water resistance. It's currently going for $279.99 with Amazon Prime (down from $399.99), which is a good price for the package.

Moto G6

$234.99 with Amazon Prime ($15 off of MSRP)



Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 Plus

Cons

  • Average still image quality
  • Display colors not very accurate
  • Hollow-sounding speaker and earpiece


The Motorola Moto G6 offers a great bang for your buck. It sports a metal-and-glass design with a curved back for a comfortable in-hand feel. The display is a 5.7-inch, 18:9 panel with a 1080 x 2060 resolution that delivers sufficient brightness, although it isn't superb for outdoor use during sunny days. The Moto G6 is powered by the Snapdragon 450 chipset, has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable on-board storage, and a 3000 mAh battery, which delivers surprisingly good screen-on time. The Moto G6 is now available through Amazon Prime for $15 off its usual price.

LG G6

$377.98 with Amazon Prime ($322.01 off of MSRP)


The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

LG G6

G6

Cons

  • Older chipset
  • Screen not bright enough for use outdoors in sunny days


The G6 is LG's foray into the world of tall, almost-all-screen phones. The phone has a sleek design dominated by glass, with almost no bezels on the top and bottom and to the sides. LG's unique ultra wide-angle camera makes a return on the G6, which makes the phone stand out from the rest of the dual-cam phones, most of which employ a "telephoto" lens as a supplement to the main camera. This device is also the first we've seen from LG to feature wireless charging and waterproofing. All in all, the G6 looks good and performs well, but it's actually powered by the Snapdragon 821, which is still an alright chipset, but was "last year's model" when the phone launched in 2017. The LG G6 is available through Amazon Prime for $322 off its usual price.

LG G6+

$479.99 with Amazon Prime ($320 off of MSRP)


The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

LG G6+

G6+

Cons

  • Older chipset
  • Screen not bright enough for use in direct sunlight

It may have a "plus" in its name, but the LG G6+ doesn't look much different than the G6. It doesn't have a larger screen, as often the "plus" name denotes, or a bigger battery. The LG G6+ has the same Snapdragon 821 processor and 18:9, 5.7-inch LCD that you'll find in the regular G6. The main difference between the two is that the G6+ comes with 128GB of internal memory, whereas the regular G6 has only 32GB. Audiophiles may, however, point out another differentiating factor between the two that tips the scale in favour of the G6+, and that's the 32-bit hi-fi quad DAC that LG decided to pack in the "plus" model. The LG G6+ is available now through Amazon Prime for $280 off its usual price.

LG Q6

$249.99 with Amazon Prime ($50 off of MSRP)



LG Q6

Q6

Cons

  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Face unlock is slow and unreliable
  • Plastic build


Call it the mini G6: the mid-range LG Q6 looks and feels a lot like the company’s flagship phone. It has a similar bezel-less, immersive display and it’s got a nearly identical interface. Of course, when you are talking about a mid-range phone like the Q6 — sold at half the price of the LG G6 — you know some compromises must have been made. Rather than having high-performance silicon under the hood, the Q6 is powered by the entry-level Snapdragon 435 system chip and it lacks the fancy dual camera system of the G6. It’s not water-protected either, and the glass back has been substituted for plastic. The Q6 also doesn't have a fingerprint scanner and relies entirely on face recognition instead, which is far from quick. But hey, it's a mid-range phone and you can now get it for $50 off through Amazon Prime.

ALSO READ:


FEATURED VIDEO


The comment section has been disabled for this story.

Latest stories