Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99

Best Buy knocks another $50 off the Essential Phone; discount takes the price down to $449.99
If it's ___day (fill in the blank), it must be time for another price cut for the Essential Phone. This time, big box retailer Best Buy has lopped another $50 off the already discounted price of $499.99. So now, you can pick up Andy Rubin's smartphone for just $449.99. And the modular 360 Camera is now just $49.99, a huge savings from the pre-sale price of $199.99. The accessory uses magnets to 'plug-in' to the back of the handset.

It's not like the Essential Phone isn't well spec'd. After all, it does feature a 5.7-inch edge-to-edge LCD display with a resolution of 1312 x 2560, and it is powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. 4GB of RAM is inside and it comes with 128GB of native storage. And stock Android is pre-installed.

This deal is available from Best Buy only. If you must have the Essential Phone now, and you don't qualify for the company's own friends and family discount, this is a pretty solid deal. On the other hand, if you don't mind waiting for the device, we should see the Essential Phone priced even lower in the near future.

source: BestBuy

Related phones

  • Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3040 mAh



1. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

That should've been release day price.

2. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Wow, that is a pretty good deal, hope they fix some of the updates.

3. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

This phone is looking better and better by the day.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Tempting. Right size, right price, but the bugs...

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Blame the 'cyclops' effect. I don't suffer from OCD and yet I find the 'eye' unbearable. If you can live with it, go ahead. Otherwise, get The... LG G6! G'Day!

7. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Hahahaha, Rubin's phone company is going down and this Essential phone will be orphaned soon with no further updates to come. Goes to show that the hideous notch cutout is an outright deal breaker... that is unless you slap an Apple logo on it then all the moron iChumps will blindly eat it up!

8. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

woah that's a steal.

9. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

It should've come with 6GB ram, sd slot, 3.5mm jack, and no notch. Rubin skru'd up this phone by trying too hard to be different. He should've just given us customers the REAL essential features we want and leave out the silly gimmicks we don't care about.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Kind of broke right now, but I really want to pick one of these up in a few months.

11. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

firephone2. i will just wait until it hits $200

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.