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Motorola offers the best cheap Android Prime Day phone deals

Prime Day Techradar deals on Motorola phones
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Prime Day deals are winding to a close, and many people are snatching up the excellent Galaxy S21 and S21+ deal still available on Amazon. But even up to $300 off, these phones are still expensive for frugal shoppers. For the best cheap phones that will save you real cash, you need to turn to Motorola.

There are a huge number of discounted Motorola phones (opens in new tab) for Prime Day that'll remain on sale until the event ends. That includes the lowest prices we've seen on two solid Motorola phones – the budget Moto G9 Play ($50 off) and Techradar's 'best cheap 5G phone' pick: the Motorola One 5G ($100 off)

If you look through our picks for the best Motorola phones, you'll find several other handsets on sale for Prime Day. The mid-range Motorola Edge ($220 off) is our number two pick thanks to its durable battery life, 6.7-inch 90Hz OLED screen, and impressive gaming performance. The #7 Moto G Power (20% off) and #8 Moto G9 Plus ($105 off) aren't as high performing but cost very little for their level of quality, even without a Prime Day deal.

Almost every discounted Motorola phone costs less than $300 today, with performance that belies the cheap price. Plus, you can find the flagship OnePlus 8 for half-off today, another amazing Android deal. Below, you'll find links and more info on the best Android phone deals and which to buy.

(Not in the United States? Scroll down for deals in your region).

Today's best Motorola deals on Prime Day

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Motorola Edge 256GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $699.99 $479.99 (opens in new tab)
With Amazon Prime Day you can get Motorola's mid-range 2020 flagship for $479. This isn't a new low price - in fact, it's not even the cheapest we've seen it. But if you've waited until Prime Day to pick up a new phone, you've missed the boat on that $300 discount. This is still a great discount to get your hands on though.

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Motorola Razr 5G: at Amazon | SIM-free | $1,399.99 $1,159.99 (opens in new tab)
Motorola's flagship phone doesn't play to its strengths as a bargain phone-maker, but we'd be remiss not to mention this $240 off deal for a foldable phone for someone looking for an alternative to Samsung's foldables. It has a 6.2-inch display unfolded, 8GB of RAM,  and a Snapdragon 765G chipset.

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Moto G Stylus 128GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $299.99 $269 (opens in new tab)
The 2020 model of Motorola's stylus-toting budget phone is available for $30 off. Nope, that's not an all-new-low price, as the handset has dipped below the $200 mark on numerous occasions. But if you really want a cheap stylus phone and don't like the look of the two 2021 Moto G Stylus models, it's your only choice.

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Moto G Power 64GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $249.99 $199.99 (opens in new tab)
One of the few Motorola phones available over Prime Day which hasn't already seen better discounts before, is on Moto's 2021-model super-battery phone, which lasts for about two days between charges. The modest $50 discount is fairly good given the low starting price of the device.

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Moto G Fast 32GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $199.99 $159.99 (opens in new tab)
This is one of Motorola's most affordable phones, at least in its G line, and it's now $40 off. This isn't the cheapest we've seen the phone, and it's dipped below this price numerous times since its launch a year ago, but it's cheaper than lots of the other Moto phones included in Prime Day.

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Moto G9 Play 64GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $199.99 $149.99 (opens in new tab)
The cheapest Motorola phone available over Prime Day is this previous-gen budget blaster which, unlike most of the other phones on offer, hasn't reached this low price before. It has middling specs but the low price makes up for that.

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Moto G Play: at Amazon | SIM-free | $169.99 $149.99 (opens in new tab)
We love the G9 Play, but if you want a more up-to-date model, you can grab the 2021 Play for $20 off. It's actually somewhat of a downgrade compared to the G9 in most areas, including chipset, RAM and cameras. So, considering the G9 is the same price, we say 'skip this one'.

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Motorola One 5G 128GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $399.99 $299.99 (opens in new tab)
You can get Motorola's first low-cost 5G phone, launched in 2020, for $100 off in this Prime Day deal. It's a new-low price, and nets you four cameras and a big screen.

Motorola releases a huge number of phones every year, to the point that it's hard to determine which, if any, are worth buying! So we'll briefly break down the differences here.

For the best performance, the Edge and One 5G both have the solid, mid-range Snapdragon 765G, though the Edge has 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB. The Stylus and Fast have the 665 and 4GB, while the Play and Power have the 662 and 4GB.

Comparing displays, the Edge and One 5G both have 6.7-inch, 2K displays with 90Hz refresh rates; the difference is that the Edge is curved, while the One is LCD with a tall 21:9 aspect ratio. The Moto G Stylus is 1080p, while the rest are merely 720p, matching their low prices. 

For the best battery life, the Moto G Power has a massive 6,000mAh battery that'll last you for long stretches between charges, though it makes the phone thick and heavier. The Play and One 5G have solid 5,000mAh batteries, the Edge lasts about a day with its 4,500mAh model, and the Stylus and Fast make do with 4,000mAh batteries.

Generally speaking, we reviewed most of these phones (not the Moto G Fast or Moto G Play 2021), and almost all of them received 4 out of 5 stars in their reviews – the Razr 5G disappointed us at 3 stars. These aren't perfect phones, but all performed very well for their respective price ranges. So which you choose will depend on what you're looking for in an Android phone; whichever you choose should serve you well.

Other Android phone Prime Day deals

If you're not sold on Motorola, you can find deals on Samsung and OnePlus phones still available today:

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OnePlus 8 Glacial Green: $699 $349 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The only OnePlus phone on sale today, the OnePlus 8 is still an excellent phone despite the recent release of the 9, especially at half-off today. It has a 6.55” AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 48MP main camera, Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G, and solid battery life.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 128GB Unlocked: $1199.98 $899.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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It's both Samsung's most powerful handset and our pick for the world's best smartphone (opens in new tab) so, it is no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be pretty pricey. Luckily, this Amazon Prime Day knocks 25% off the price, leaving you paying only $899.99 for this super-powered device.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 128GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $799.99 $599.99 (opens in new tab)
This year's Amazon Prime Day sales is offering one of the largest discounts yet on the cheapest of the three Galaxy S21 devices. With this discount, you'll only pay $599.99. Considering the specs and features that come with this device, that's a brilliant offer. If you know you'll need more storage, the 256GB model is also down in price, currently only costing $649.99 (opens in new tab).

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 128GB: at Amazon | SIM-free | $999.99 $699.99 (opens in new tab)
Samsung's Galaxy S21 Plus falls in the middle of the brand's flagship range, offering a mix of the S21's affordability and the Ultra's size. In the Amazon Prime Day sales, you'll be able to get the device for just $749.99. That's less than the smaller Galaxy S21 cost on its launch and a pretty excellent saving. Like the above device, you can upgrade to the 256GB model at a reduced cost, currently only costing $799.99 (opens in new tab).

More Motorola deals

For folks outside of the US looking for Prime Day deals, you'll find all the lowest prices for the Motorola Edge, Stylus, Power, Fast, Play, Moto Razr 5G, and One 5G from around the web below.

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Michael Hicks began his freelance writing career with TechRadar in 2016, covering emerging tech like VR and self-driving cars. Nowadays, he works as a staff editor for Android Central, but still writes occasional TR reviews, how-tos and explainers on phones, tablets, smart home devices, and other tech.