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[Update: $20 price increase] Amazon is removing lock screen ads from Prime Exclusive phones

[Update: $20 price increase] Amazon is removing lock screen ads from Prime Exclusive phones

Amazon started selling devices with "Special Offers" years back with the e-ink Kindle, but that option came to Android with the "Prime Exclusive" phones. In exchange for a discounted smartphone, you got to see ads on your lock screen whenever you picked up the phone. It was annoying, sure, but many people were happy to take Amazon up on the offer. Now, Prime Exclusive phones are getting much more compelling with news that Amazon is removing the lock screen ads.

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[Update: Just on-body detection] Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

[Update: Just on-body detection] Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

Amazon has been running its Prime Exclusive program for some time now. Essentially, the company partners with phone manufacturers to offer noticeably lower prices on devices in exchange for preloaded Amazon apps and advertisements on the lock screen. However, it appears that these lockscreen ads have led to a security flaw on one Prime Exclusive device, the Moto G5 Plus.

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[Update: Prime LG G6+ too] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $149.99 ($30 off)

[Update: Prime LG G6+ too] Deal alert: Prime Exclusive Nokia 6 is $149.99 ($30 off)

Amazon's Prime Exclusive phones remain a popular option for people wanting to save money on phone purchases. While you have to put up with lock screen ads and the bootloader can't be unlocked, Prime phones are often much less expensive than the normal unlocked models. During this month, Amazon will be discounting select Prime Exclusive phones, as much as $50 off the usual prices.

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[Deal Alert] LG Q6 Prime Exclusive is $179.99, standard Q6 is $249.99, G6+ Prime Exclusive is $449.99 ($50 off)

[Deal Alert] LG Q6 Prime Exclusive is $179.99, standard Q6 is $249.99, G6+ Prime Exclusive is $449.99 ($50 off)

Amazon is offering some good deals on phones, both in standard and Prime Exclusive versions, for the impending Black Friday discount frenzy. LG's Q6 and G6+ are among these phones, with Amazon (and other retailers) taking $50 off their regular prices.

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[Deal Alert] Moto E4 Plus standard/Prime Exclusive variants down to as little as $119.99

[Deal Alert] Moto E4 Plus standard/Prime Exclusive variants down to as little as $119.99

Everyone hates on Motorola for releasing a ton of phones every year, but some of these phones are actually pretty good. Case in point: David, our resident curmudgeon, loved the Moto E4 Plus. Now you can get one for as little as $119.99, depending on storage configurations and whether or not you care about Amazon ads on your phone.

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[Deal Alert] Moto X4 Prime Exclusive is $299.99 ($30 off) from Amazon

[Deal Alert] Moto X4 Prime Exclusive is $299.99 ($30 off) from Amazon

Amazon's Prime Exclusive program has proven to be pretty successful, with several new phones having been added within the past few months. One of those phones is the Moto X4, a mid-ranger aimed at revitalizing the beloved Moto X brand. Now you can get an X4 in Prime Exclusive guise for just $299.99, $30 off its MSRP.

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Moto E4 Plus now available from Verizon, Amazon, Newegg, and others

Moto E4 Plus now available from Verizon, Amazon, Newegg, and others

One of the many phones Motorola has announced this year is the Moto E4 Plus, a step up from the base Moto E4. It has a Snapdragon 427 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5.5" 720p display, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery. Now you can finally buy it.

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[Deal Alert] Get a Prime Exclusive Moto G4 with 32GB for $129.99 ($50 off), 16GB for $119.99 ($30 off)

[Deal Alert] Get a Prime Exclusive Moto G4 with 32GB for $129.99 ($50 off), 16GB for $119.99 ($30 off)

A little over a year ago, Amazon began selling "Prime Exclusive" devices, which are unlocked phones at a discount in exchange for bloatware and ads. The program has actually been doing pretty well, with five new Prime Exclusive phones having been announced several weeks ago. But if you're okay with a slightly older device, both 16GB and 32GB flavors of Amazon's Moto G4 are being discounted.

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Amazon has five new Prime Exclusive phones, including the Nokia 6 ($179), Moto E ($99), and Alcatel Idol 5S ($199)

Amazon has five new Prime Exclusive phones, including the Nokia 6 ($179), Moto E ($99), and Alcatel Idol 5S ($199)

Amazon will begin taking pre-orders today for five new Prime Exclusive phones from the likes of Nokia, Motorola, and Alcatel. As usual, Amazon's Prime Exclusive Offers on the lockscreen bring down the cost of the handsets considerably, making them a tempting buy if you're already a Prime subscriber. Let's break down the offerings.

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Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 join Amazon's ad-toting Prime Exclusive line for $184.99 and $59.99, respectively

Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 join Amazon's ad-toting Prime Exclusive line for $184.99 and $59.99, respectively

In late June of last year, Amazon introduced its Prime Exclusive program, which offered unlocked phones to Prime members at a discount in exchange for a few Amazon apps and ads on them. It was a rather intriguing concept, and it's proven to be a success. David even used a BLU R1 HD in $60 Prime Exclusive guise for a month to see how a smartphone that cheap would fare. Now, Amazon is releasing another $60 Prime Exclusive phone in the form of the Alcatel A30, as well as the not-$60 Moto G5 Plus.

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