Moto G4 Play coming to the U.S., Amazon offering discounted Prime Exclusive model


Earlier this year, Amazon kicked off its Prime Exclusive initiative that offers discounts on unlocked smartphones in exchange for lock screen ads and Amazon apps on the phones. Today a third phone is joining the Prime Exclusive program.

The Moto G4 Play is now available for pre-order from Amazon, and its pricing starts at $99.99 for the Prime Exclusive model. With this version, you’ll see personalized ads on the lock screen of the phone as well as preinstalled Amazon apps. This version is only available to Amazon Prime subscribers.


If ads aren’t your thing, you can also pre-order the regular Moto G4 Play for $149.99. This version is available from Amazon as well as Motorola, B&H Photo Video, and Best Buy. Both it and the Prime Exclusive model will begin shipping on September 15.

The Moto G4 Play runs Android 6.0.1 out of the box and features a 5-inch 1280×720 display, 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 16GB of storage, and a microSD slot for adding even more storage. Rounding out its feature set is a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, a water-repellent coating, and an 2800mAh battery.

When it comes to wireless connectivity, Amazon lists the Moto G4 Play as being fully compatible with T-Mobile and other U.S. carriers. Motorola’s spec page lists support for LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, and 41. I reached out to Motorola about T-Mobile band 12 LTE, VoLTE, and Wi-Fi Calling and was told “it does support band 12 LTE and VoLTE.” The Moto G4 recently launched and has been confirmed to work with T-Mo band 12 LTE and VoLTE, so it seems likely that the G4 Play will, too.

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