This Motorola Android phone is $49 in Walmart’s throwback sale

Image of the Moto G Pure on a table.

When you think of budget phones, it’s usually feature phones, the ones that don’t have a screen and have physical buttons. Well, Motorola has a really good budget phone, and Walmart has a good deal on it as they try to counter Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale, which is only a second Prime Day and offers the same type of deals and exclusives for Prime Day members. You can grab the Budget Moto G Pure on Walmart’s throwback sale for just $49, from $59.

Why buy the Straight Talk Moto G Pure (2021)

The Moto G Pure is built around creating a budget smartphone for those who don’t have hundreds to spend, and that tends to come with trade-offs, like a lack of 5g or NFC. That said, it’s not a bad smartphone, with a 6.5-inch screen – big enough for the price range – and an IPS panel with an HD+ display means you’re still going to get good image quality and angles out of it; you won’t have to look at it directly from the front. It also comes with a headphone jack for those missing that, and a SIM card and MicroSD tray, meaning you can upgrade to the 32GB internal storage if you need it.

In terms of software, you get Android 11 and a stock experience, which is always nice, although we hope to see an upgrade to Android 12 soon enough if Motorola keeps its word. It has a 4,000mAh battery, which theoretically gives you around two days of charge, and it manages to come relatively close. There’s also only 3GB of RAM on it, which can make it sluggish from time to time, so be prepared to close all apps regularly. We also have to mention that this is a prepaid phone from Straight Talk, so be prepared for that.

Overall, the Moto G Pure isn’t anything fancy beyond being a budget smartphone that you can grab for just $49, which might be a big deal for some people. That said, if you want something a little more powerful, there are plenty of Prime Day phone deals you can take advantage of, as well as general Prime Day deals that can have some good options.

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