Whether it’s because it has been 45 years since it made the first cell phone call, or because it wants to clear room for its incoming phones, Motorola dropped the prices of the Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, and Moto G5S Plus.
You can grab the Moto Z2 Play in Fine Gold or Lunar Grey for $350, $150 off the phone’s regular price. This is the unlocked version, which works on four major U.S. carriers’ network. You might need to get in touch with Sprint’s or Verizon’s customer service if you want the phone to play nice on their networks, however.
As a quick recap, the Moto Z2 Play sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 12MP primary camera, Snapdragon 626 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and support for Motorola’s Moto Mod ecosystem. It should receive Android 8.0 Oreo sometime soon and also get the Android P update.
Speaking of which, Motorola discounted almost every Moto Mod by up to 25%. As such, you can grab the Moto 360 Camera for $200, the Moto Power Pack for $37.49, or the Hasselblad True Zoom for $200. If those prices are still a bit too steep, the Moto Style Shell and Moto Folio go for $15 and $11.24, respectively.
The Moto Z2 Play and its Moto Mods are great and all, but Motorola also took $100 the Moto X4. The Moto X4 includes almost every one of the Moto Z2 Play’s features, save for a lack of Moto Mod support, dual cameras around back, a Snapdragon 630, half the storage, and an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
Also, the Moto X4 already received its Oreo update and will also receive Android P at some point. Finally, in addition to all four major U.S. networks, the Moto X4 works with Google’s Project Fi.
Even the Moto X4 might be too much phone for some folks, which is where the Moto G5S Plus comes in. The 32GB version with 3GB of RAM now goes for $230 ($50 off), while the 64GB version with 4GB of RAM goes for $250 ($100 off).
Funny enough, Newegg offers the same prices for the two versions and throws in a pair of Motorola Pulse Escape headphones.
As a quick recap, the Moto G5S Plus features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, dual 13MP cameras, the battery-friendly Snapdragon 625 chipset, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone still runs Android 7.1 Nougat, though it should get the Oreo update sometime soon.
Motorola and Newegg’s sales lasts through April 4, so do not wait too long if you decide to go with Motorola’s mid-range options.
April 3, 2018 at 11:25AM