Moto E5 Play Prime Exclusive edition available today for its lowest price yet
Both those shopping events are officially behind us now, although believe it or not, the unlocked Moto E5 Play is cheaper today than it was yesterday and last week on Amazon.
In fact, it’s more affordable than ever before, fetching $99.99 on one simple condition. You need an Amazon Prime membership to be able to purchase this Prime Exclusive device at 30 bucks off the list price of a “standard” version.
Normally, Prime subscribers would only be offered $5 savings, as Amazon no longer loads its ads and “sponsored screensavers” onto these handsets. Just a small “selection” of proprietary apps, including Alexa, Kindle, Amazon Music, Amazon Shopping, and Prime Video.
Obviously, the Moto E5 Play is by no means a powerhouse, but along with its Plus sibling, the modest 5.2-incher earned praise in our in-depth review a few months back for offering “a little bit of everything” at an unbeatable price.
We’re talking a close-to-stock Android 8.0 Oreo software experience, a not-so-bad 1280 x 720 IPS LCD screen, “all-day” battery life (as long as your day doesn’t last more than 8 hours or so), a splash-resistant design, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 425 processing power, mediocre but not terrible rear and front cameras, and a fingerprint reader that’s truly a rare sight in the sub-$100 bracket.
The Moto E5 Play is available from an impressive number of bigger and smaller US carriers, some of which currently charge even less than $99 for it with prepaid plans. But the black model on sale from Amazon is unlocked and compatible with nationwide GSM service providers, AT&T and T-Mobile included.