As smartphones become more and more commoditized, it's become entirely possible to get a good device without spending a whole lot of money. In this context, "a whole lot of money" probably means more than $40.
Right now, Amazon has the Moto E4 — though locked to Verizon — for only $40. Daniel Bader said in his review of the phone that "at $70 on Verizon's prepaid service, it's an absolute steal." At almost half the price, this means the phone is almost twice an absolute steal. Double the steals, double the fun.
The specs on the Moto E4 won't set the world on fire, but they'll be plenty for most people. It includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via micro-SD), a removable 2800mAh battery, a Micro-USB port and a 5-inch 720p display.
The rear camera is 8MP while the front camera is 5MP. It won't compete with devices like the Pixel but it does just fine in daylight. There's also a fingerprint sensor, a rarity on devices at this price range. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat, with very minimal customizations on top. Motorola has not said when or if the Moto E4 will be updated to Android 8.0 oreo.
At $40 — or heck, the $45 full price on Amazon — the Moto E4 makes for a compelling backup device or a good-enough phone for companies that need to outfit employees with Verizon-compatible phones.
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