If you don’t like the fact that almost all of Amazon’s Alexa-centric phones are budget models, we have some good news for you. Amazon has started selling a variant of Sony’s Xperia 1 with hands-free Alexa commands. So you can control your Echo speaker or other smart home devices. But it also comes with a bunch of pre-loaded Amazon apps beyond Alexa, including Audible, Music, Photos and Shopping.
Aside from that, it’s the same distinctive phone from before, with an extra-tall, 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen, triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. It’s really nice for watching ultra-wide videos and split-screen multitasking, but it’s not for those who are just interested in apps and media with conventional aspect ratios. So it isn’t for everyone.
The price is great right now too as long as you act quickly. It normally sells for the same $950 as the standard unlocked model, but it will sell for $850 until August 26th. In fact, Prime members can pay it off in five months “at Amazon’s discretion,”. This discount makes it a better purchase for sure. This should encourage some folks to take the leap. You aren’t likely to find a better deal anytime soon.
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