Amazon Expands its Prime-Exclusive Budget Phones

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If you don’t mind seeing random ads flashing on your lock screen and are in the market for budget-friendly smartphones, Amazon’s line-up of discounted Prime Exclusive phones is a deal that you shouldn’t pass up.

It was last year when Amazon launched its Prime Exclusive Phones with Blu and Motorola, offering the Blu R1 HD, Moto G Play and Moto G4.

Until now, BlU R1 HD and MOTO G4 still remain as the #1 and #2 best-selling unlocked pones on since the launch.

And today, the e-commerce giant introduced its first device with Alcatel and its third with Motorola.

“As we continue to expand Prime Exclusive Phones with the launch of the Alcatel A30 and the Moto G5 Plus, Prime members now have more options to choose from, with a range of prices starting at $49.99,” said Laura Orvidas, Vice President, Consumer Electronics,

Alcatel A30 GSM

  • Runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Has a stunning 5” HD display with Asahi Glass, plus an 8 MP main camera (with flash) and 5 MP Selfie camera.
  • Features a fast 1.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor with 16 GB Internal memory and 2 GB RAM with up to 32GB expandable storage with a microSD card.

Moto G Plus (5th Generation)

  • Runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Available in two colors:  Lunar Grey & Fine Gold
  • Has a bright 5.2” full HD (1080p) display.
  • Takes brilliant photos with its 12 MP HD rear camera (with dual LED flash) and 5 MP wide-angle Selfie camera.
  • Features a fast 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and a 2 GB of RAM with up to 128 GB of expandable storage.


Take note that you cannot turn off the personalized deals and product recommendations appearing on your phone’s lock screen.  But you have the freedom to choose your plan and change carriers with ease since all units are unlocked.  It’s very easy to take your phone internationally or switch carriers when you find a better deal in the future.

All phones are exclusive for Prime Members where you can have unlimited access to Prime movies and TV shows, Prime Music, storage on Prime Photos, deals and more.  Each unit comes with a pre-installed selection of Amazon apps, including Amazon Underground where over 2,000 premium apps, games and in-app items are 100% FREE.