[Deal] Grab the Essential Phone from Amazon for just $399

If you’ve been on the fence about buying an Essential Phone, it could be time to get the wallet out because although Essential’s début smartphone has been discounted a few times since its launch in 2017, we haven’t seen it reduced in price to this level since Black Friday. You can grab the Essential Phone from Amazon right now for just $399.

Amazon has the Essential Phone available for $399 in three color variants: Halo Gray, Black Moon, and Pure White. Considering that the average price on Swappa for a used Essential Phone is currently around the $365 mark, $399 is an appealing price for a brand new unlocked phone with 2017 flagship specifications such as a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, dual 13MP rear cameras, USB Type-C. And let’s not forget the stunning ceramic and titanium design.

While the Essential Phone launched with a couple of software and camera issues, Essential has issued multiple software updates to deal with them and the phone currently sits on Android 8.1 Oreo. Did I mention that the Essential Phone basically offers a stock Android experience as well? Well, it does, and in Erik’s review of the PH-1, he wonders if the Essential Phone could be a cheaper alternative to buying a Pixel 2. Only you can decide that, but at $399 from Amazon, there’s no time like the present to find out.

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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).