Deal: Get the unlocked Moto G4 Play for just $100, 32% off its regular price

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent Price Offer ExpiresMoto G4 PlayB&HNew$135.75 ($199)
32% offJune 23
It’s 2017 and Android smartphones have finally reached the point at which even the lowest of the low-end is still good enough for casual use. Which makes deals like this one a noteworthy occasion: for just $100, you can get a reasonable smartphone experience, something almost unfathomable even just a couple of years back.
The phone in question is the Moto G4 Play, one of the company’s basic smartphone offerings, which …

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