While it hasn’t necessarily lived up to the initial hype, there’s still an awful lot to love about the Essential Phone (PH-1). Andy Rubin’s start-up promised a clutter-free, streamlined, and stylish Android flagship and that’s largely what it delivered.
Unfortunately, a lot of consumers were immediately put off the PH-1 by its daunting price-tag. $699 isn’t a huge amount to ask for a top-end phone in 2017, but it felt like a stretch for an industry newcomer. More recently, and in spite of a few PR blunders, Essential’s debut phone has enjoyed renewed interest thanks to a permanent $200 price drop.
At $499, the PH-1 is a flagship-killing bargain we’re used to seeing from the likes of OnePlus or Google’s Nexus phones from a few years back. Now though, in celebration of Cyber Monday, Amazon is going one better with a flash sale that almost seems too good to be true.
If you act fast, you can pick up the PH-1 and its 360-degree 4K camera accessory (usually $199) in a bundle for an incredible $399. That’s a whopping $279 saving in total.
For our full thoughts on Essential’s first crack at the mobile market, be sure to read our review. As a quick refresher, the PH-1 is a near-bezel-less stunner with a 5.7-inch, QHD resolution display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage space.
It also sports a 13 MP rear-facing camera, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and a 3,040 mAh battery. It also works with all major US carriers (CDMA and GSM-compatible) and runs stock Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box (Oreo is currently in beta).
If you’re interested in grabbing this phenomenal deal, click the button below to head over to Amazon. Be quick though, as the offer is a 24-hour affair and it could sell out fairly sharpish.