Hey guys, this is Austin.
Are you ready for ultra cheap smartphones? So in front of me, I havethe new Moto G4 and Blu R1 HD.
What makes these phones interesting is not what comes in the box,but what’s actually inside.
These are the first two phones that come with ads pre-installedstraight from Amazon.
So the Moto G4 is $150 and the Blu R1 HD is only $50.
The ads themselves areactually not too bad.
So for the most part, it’s just something on your lock screen.
So if you’re not interested, swipe it away and it’s no big deal.
Now if ads really aren’t your thing, you can buy the full pricedversions of these phones.
However, you do need to beeither an Amazon Prime member or at least sign up for a free trial to be able to get the adversions of these phones.
As far as software goes, there a few pre-installed Amazon apps.
But besides that, you’re getting a very closeto stock version of Android.
And on top of that, it is Android 6.
0Marshmallow on both phones.
You know as far as build quality goes, I think I actuallyslightly prefer the Blu.
For me at least, is alittle bit of a nicer size.
And personally, it feels as tight, if noteven more solid than the Moto.
There’s pretty much no flex in the chassis, even though it is plastic.
It feels like a really well-built phone.
Something you might wanna consider is upgrading to the $60version of the R1 HD.
Not only does that give you doublethe RAM at two gigabytes, but it also doubles your storage to 16.
The Moto G4 is no slouch either.
It actually feels a little bit lighter; mostly because it’s a bitof a large, yet thin phone.
So with the G4, you get acouple of extra features.
So first of all, you canactually remove the back.
And not only can you swap thisout with different shells.
This also gives you accessto the MicroSD card slot, as well as the SIM slot.
While the G4 does have theadvantage in screen resolution, I actually slightly preferthe color on the R1 HD.
It might not be perfect but, not even considering it’s a$50 phone, the screen is solid.
As far as cameras go, the Bluhas an eight megapixel shooter while the Moto G4 has 13megapixels to work with.
There’s actually a little bit more detail with the Blu image.
However, I like theexposure on the G4 more.
It’s almost like the Motorolaphone is kind of like softening the detail a little bit.
Whereas the Blu, you’re getting just alittle bit more noise.
However, there is just more detail there.
One interesting feature of the Blu is that not only does it have a five megapixel front-facing camera, but it also has a flash, which is super weak.
That is so soft, wow.
That is kinda terrible.
First of all, this is way wider and I mean, I look goofy butthe camera did a good job.
Yeah, there’s no comparison here.
Front-facing camera isway better on the G4.
Of course, the ultimatetest for any smartphone is can it play Pokemon Go? And I’d say it can.
(laughing in background)I didn’t say I could.
I said the phone can handle it.
I got this.
I have done a lot ofvideos on cheap phones, as you guys have probably noticed.
However, the thing thatreally interests me is that not too long ago, you had to pay a lot of moneyto get a decent smartphone.
However today, we’re lookingat $150 or even a $50 option, which honestly is goodenough for most people.
As always, I will havelinks to both of these in the description of this video.
And I’m curious, what do you guys think about the rise of ultra-cheap smartphones? Let me know in the comments below and I will catch you in the next one.