The cheapest brand-name Android smartphone available stateside that still has a chance to officially move to OS version 6.0 costs less than ever before at Best Buy. Granted, the 2015 Motorola Moto E has its flaws, and today’s deal comes with its restrictions, but at a measly 30 bucks, this is a top-notch bargain no matter how you look at it.
First and foremost, we should remind you the 4.5-incher’s manufacturer technically already denied the second-gen Moto E a Marshmallow promotion in the US. But there’s still time for Motorola, or rather Lenovo, to reconsider, possibly cracking under public pressure sooner or later, and spreading the Android M love worldwide.
Secondly, let us highlight you’re looking at an AT&T GoPhone-exclusive model on sale here, which you can only activate with a Ma Bell prepaid plan. This is clearly less valuable than a $90 or so unlocked variant, though the nation’s largest carrier save for Verizon continues to charge $60 even so. And no, you can’t do much better at other third-party retailers, as Amazon wants $52 from you, and Walmart $55.
Bottom line, cash-strapped mobile consumers may rightfully feel like they’re saving a small fortune, and getting the deal of a lifetime spring. The Moto E2, whose sequel could be near, offers 4G LTE connectivity, 8GB internal storage space, microSD support, Snapdragon 410 processing power, 1GB RAM multitasking prowess, and 2,390 mAh battery juice. Also, near-stock Lollipop software goodies, hopefully with Marshmallows on the horizon.
Source: Best Buy