9/12/2023: A $300 phone for $40

Cheap trick for a new phone

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A couple weeks ago, I got an intriguing alert from Slickdeals, promising a brand-new, $300 Android phone for $40.

The phone in question is Motorola’s Moto G Stylus 5G, whose reviews (at full price) range from it’s decent to surprisingly good for the money. It has a 6.6-inch display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 256GB of storage, a built-in stylus, and cameras that everyone agrees are mediocre. It also has a headphone jack and MicroSD slot, both rarities in 2023.

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