No longer very active in the high-end segment, Motorola still makes some of the best low to mid-end smartphones around, many of which continue to sell like hotcakes in both unlocked and carrier-specific variants stateside. Originally released in the summer of 2018, the Moto Z3 Play is one of the market's greatest bargains right now, frequently scoring massive discounts at major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, as well as directly on its manufacturer's official website.
Sold for as little as 150 bucks just last month, the 6-inch handset is available even cheaper today from Best Buy as long as you don't have a problem committing to Verizon straight off the bat. Fret not, as the killer new deal doesn't require signing a lengthy contract or a monthly installment plan. All you have to do is agree to activate the technically unlocked Z3 Play on a new line of Verizon service or new account altogether to lower the aforementioned price to an outright insane $99.99.
Existing Verizon customers looking for an upgrade and those interested in activating the upper mid-ranger on AT&T are also eligible for hefty discounts, having to cough up a very reasonable $149.99 of their own upfront. Last but certainly not least, the unlocked phone with absolutely no strings attached can be yours in exchange for $199.99, which is also not a bad price to pay for a versatile modular platform packing a decent octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Granted, that juicer could be larger, but then the Moto Z3 Play wouldn't measure an incredible 6.8mm in thickness and weigh in at 156 grams with a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display in tow sporting relatively thin bezels. Besides, there's a Moto Mod you can (separately) buy at an ultra-low price to boost the handset's battery life. Out of the box, the Z3 Play also comes with Android 9.0 Pie on the software side of things, a versatile 12 + 5MP dual rear camera system, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a premium combination of glass and aluminum build materials. Not too shabby for $100 and up, eh?