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For $350, this unlocked Moto Z2 Play is a pretty good deal

I bought one for $500 just a couple of months ago!

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Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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If you want a completely unlocked phone, compatible with all US carriers, with insane* battery life and a 3.5mm headphone jack, there's only one option I know: The $500 Motorola Moto Z2 Play. That's why I bought one. 

Only today, you won't have to pay $500. The phone's currently on sale for just $350 directly from Motorola.

Mind you, it's not quite as good a deal as when the Moto Z2 Force -- its faster, shatterproof sibling -- was on sale for just $300 at T-Mobile. But that would have locked you into GSM carriers and it doesn't have a headphone jack, which is why I never really considered it, personally.

*For insane battery life, you'll need to buy one of Motorola's snap-on magnetic Moto Mods battery packs, which add a little bit of extra bulk to the phone. I'd recommend the $80 TurboPower one if you can find it -- it's grippy and charges up fast with Motorola's adapter. Without, the battery life is still better than most phones you can buy, but not exactly groundbreaking.

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