Amazon is selling a variant of the Moto G4 exclusively for Prime members for $149, a discount of $50 on the phone's retail price. The caveat is that the phone comes loaded with lock screen ads delivered by Amazon, and according to a Motorola support document, a locked bootloader.

Moto G4

From Motorola:

Bootloader unlock codes are not available from Moto or Amazon for the Prime Exclusive Moto G (4th Gen.) devices.

The relevant thread on Reddit suggests that this a recent change, with a few customers able to receive their unlock codes for the Amazon edition during the first week of the phone's launch. There are ways to disable the lock screen ads, but in doing so, you run the risk of losing out on updates.

What do you guys think? Does the $50 discount justify ads on the lock screen?

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