To save some cash on a new LG phone, you can head straight for Amazon. The online retail giant has expanded its repertoire of Prime Exclusive phones with four LG handsets: the , the , the , and the LG X Charge.
What are Prime Exclusive phones, you ask? They're discount sale prices for Amazon Prime members only. Thislast year, but now includes phones from Nokia, Alcatel, Motorola and now two of LG's top phones. What's the catch? To make the phones cheaper, Amazon puts ads on the lock screen. It's a push to reward and engage Prime members while also expanding Amazon's revenue stream.
The benefit is that, if you can live with the ads, you'll save a nice chunk of change, starting with a slashed price on the LG G6. For example, with a $650 to $700 retail price, the G6 today sells for $500 on T-Mobile and $586 on AT&T. It's $400 through Amazon Prime.
This also marks the first time you can buy the LG G6+ in the US. The G6+ is just like the G6, but piles on 128GB of internal storage (the G6 has 32GB, plus a microSD card slot to add more). Amazon claims that the phone retails $800.
Amazon Prime members will also get the midrange LG Q6 for $230, or the battery beast LG X Charge for $150.
Amazon Prime vs. retail prices
||LG G6||LG G6+||LG Q6||LG X Charge|
|Amazon Prime price||$400||$500||$230||$150|
|Supporting carriers||AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile, Verizon, US Cellular||AT&T, T Mobile, Verizon||AT&T, T Mobile||AT&T, Sprint, T Mobile|
Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones also come preloaded with apps such as Prime Video, Prime Music and Prime Photo. The phones will be unlocked. Preorders start Thursday, with shipments expected in November.