What would you do to get a deal on a phone? If looking at ads falls into that spectrum, Amazon is selling five new budget Android phones to Amazon Prime members for between $30 and $80 less than their full retail price. The catch: having some ads appear on your lock screen.
Amazon is slowly Motorola and Alcatel models. For Amazon, already a buzzing marketplace for premium and discount phones, the program sweetens the deal for budget buyers, while giving Amazon a way to stay in the phone game long after its ., starting with the and swelling to include more
This time, the Nokia 6 is the headliner of the bunch, which also includes the new Motorola Moto E4 and a trio of Alcatel phones. The Nokia 6 is an important device in staking the brand's comeback after years of decline, including a short stint as a Windows-only brand. The 6 here is one of the first Nokia Android phones ever made, and the first to sell in the US. It's on preorder now.
That phone has a 5.5-inch screen, Android Nougat software, a 16-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel selfie cam. It'll cost $180 on Amazon Prime, down $50.
Rounding out the cluster is the Moto E4 ($100 on Amazon Prime), Alcatel Idol 5S ($200), Alcatel A50 ($100) and Alcatel A30 Plus ($80). Amazon also sells the phones at full retail price for non-Prime members, or for those who can't stomach the ads.