[Deal] Grab the Essential Phone with 360 Camera Module for just $399

Black Friday has come and gone, and in its place, we have the awkwardly named Cyber Monday with what could be an essential deal. Remember the Essential Phone? A phone developed by the father of Android, Andy Rubin, sporting an exquisite ceramic build and high-end specifications but ultimately let down by its camera? Well, it may not have fulfilled its potential at its original price of $699, but it became the smart person’s option to own a Pixel 2-like device when it was discounted to $499 thanks to its almost stock Android firmware. Today, priced at just $399 with its 360 Camera Module thrown in, the Essential Phone has actually become an essential purchase. 

That’s right, for $399 you can buy the Essential Phone in Black Moon or Pure White with the 4K 360-degree Camera module from Amazon. At its previous price of $499, the Essential Phone was already a bargain, but at $399? Wow. Considering that there’s a 5.71-inch QHD IPS display with 19:10 aspect ratio,  Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, the dual 13MP rear camera setup, 8MP front camera, a 3,040mAh battery and a stylish ceramic construction, that’s a heck of a lot of smartphone. Throw in the 4K 360-degree Camera module and all of a sudden it feels like a fire sale. As an added bonus, an Oreo beta build is also available for the handset.

What do you think? Does the $399 price tag make the Essential Phone a more tempting option than the similarly priced, but lesser-specced  Moto X4?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).