Amazon didn't have much joy selling its own phone, but has achieved plenty by selling other people's under its Prime Exclusive Phones label. The deal is that users get a discount off the price of a mid-range handset in exchange for Amazon slinging you ads on your lock screen. If you turned your nose up at an Alcatel A50 or Moto G5, then perhaps LG's early-2017 flagship, the G6, might be more of a temptation.
The handset launched at the start of the year and was something of a recovery for LG after the mis-step that was the G5. That ambitious yet massively flawed handset tried something new with modularity that did not find a welcome home with customers. As a consequence, the G6 hits all of the core buttons buyers would hope to expect from a flagship smartphone. In our review, we praised everything bar the underwhelming battery life and clunky user interface, but it's still pretty stellar.
The G6 comes packing a 5.7-inch QHD display with that slightly quirky 18:9 aspect ratio paired with a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 821. 4GB RAM sits beside 32GB internal storage, and LG still includes a microSD-card slot in its devices that'll let you expand its capacity up to 2TB. The ad-supported LG G6 is available for $399.99 for Prime members and is unlocked on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
Amazon is also stocking some of the other members of the G6 family, including the enthusiast-level G6+ with 128GB internal storage and a 32-bit DAC for better sound. That'll set you back $499.99, and is similarly unlocked for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Prospective buyers can also find a lower-end Q6, priced at $229.99 (for AT&T and T-Mobile), and the LG X Charge for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, which packs a 4,500mAh battery, for just $149.99.