Jun 29 AT 9:42 AM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Amazon is discounting unlocked Android phones and loading them with lock screen ads


How would you feel about looking at ads on the lock screen of your phone? What if you could save some money on the price of a new unlocked phone by doing so? That’s what Amazon Prime Exclusive is all about.

The new Prime Exclusive program from Amazon offers new, unlocked Android phones at discounted prices. In exchange for those lower prices, the phones will show you ads on the lock screen and come preloaded with Amazon software, including apps and a widget to display daily deals. If you see an ad on your lock screen that you like, you can tap on it to learn more. If you don’t care for the ad, you can simply unlock your phone like normal to dismiss it.


The first two phones to be available through Prime Exclusive are the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD, and they’re both being discounted by $50. That means that the Moto G4 is $149.99 for the 16GB model and $179.99 for the 32GB version, while the BLU R1 HD is $49.99 for the model with 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM or $59.99 for a version with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. If you order the Moto G4 today (June 29), you can save an additional $25, leaving the 16GB at a price of $124.99 and the 32GB at $154.99.

Both the Moto G4 and BLU R1 HD are available for pre-order today, and they’ll begin shipping on July 12. In order to buy them, though, you will need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber.


While the idea of having ads on your lock screen may sound crazy to some, Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones could be a nice option for budget-conscious shoppers. These are brand new, recently-released Android phones that come unlocked out of the box, and the $50 discount that you get with them is a sizable chunk of their total price. And because the ads are on your lock screen, you could end up not even seeing them half the time that you use your phone, as you just quickly swipe to unlock the phone and dismiss the ad.

What do you think of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive phones? Would you deal with ads on your lock screen in exchange for getting $50 off of a new phone?

Via: Amazon
Sources: Moto G4, Blu R1 HD

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