Essential Phone coming to all Sprint stores on September 14

The wait is finally overand the Essential Phone will be available for purchase in all Sprintretail channels on September 14. The only carrier in the UnitedStates that sells the Essential Phone, Sprint announced that, for alimited time, customers can lease it for $14.58 per month and takeadvantage of the best price for fully featured Unlimited data amongnational carriers.

Basically, you'll get 50%off Essential Phone and you won't have to pay anything ($0 down) with18 Sprint Flex Lease payments, thus saving more than $260. On top ofthat, the Essential 360-degree camera costs just $199.99 or $16.67per month for 12 months with Installment Billing.

Using Sprint Flex Leasewill enable customers to lease the Essential Phone and have theoption to upgrade or purchase later. The carrier allows consumers tochoose whether they want to buy the phone or not later on, not whenthey decide to pick it up.

The unlocked Essential Phone wasonly available for pre-order online via Essential's store, but ordershave been shipped later than expected. Thankfully, starting tomorrow,customers will be able to try it out in all Sprint retail storesbefore deciding whether to buy it or not.

source: Sprint

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



1. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Only one thing comes to mind when the Essential phone becomes the subject of conversation: 4? Really? s**t...

2. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Sorry no thanks. It's not the OEM fault. It's Android. Look I left Apple once again for Android and I'm about to go back. After 3 months with the 8+ battery is once again crap. The operating system is just terrible. The phone is slow. Yes I've cleared system cache and even did a factory reset. It's not Samsung. There's very little bloat most can be removed. The operating system is built on a platform of years of just jumbled crap. No I don't want to root. I just want it to work like it did the day out of the box. Android fan boys just tell me it's not possible.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL I lost track of what your were tying to say. Either way, wait for the Pixel 2 XL or just buy the new iPhone X.

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

If you want to get the true Android experience, never choose Samsung. I've tried many times to give Samsung chances, and here we go again. The S8+ lagged and got slow many times. Try HTC, Sony, Pixel, and even Nokia. You will absolutely love Android. The only things I love in Samsung phones are the great design, camera, and screen. The software is an utter crap.

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

John couldn't have said it any better. Samsung puts a lot of garbage and bloatware on their phones plus TouchWiz. They are a terrible representation of what Android is. If you want to experience Android in how it should be, you need to get a Nexus or a Pixel. The Samsung phones will only get worse over time based on what I've seen in the past.

8. JohnR

Posts: 165; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Android as it should be is still s**t. s**t built on s**t. I love how people think Google is the almighty. Their phones still get slaughtered by Apple.

6. Subie

Posts: 2446; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Give Windows 10 mobile a try :)

9. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I'm lost? What are you exactly trying to state, I have an iPhone 7 and I'm done with Apple, so restrictive. I'd honestly had very positive experience with Samsung phones, from my Samsung Galaxy, Note 3, Note 7 and now soon Note 8. You might have a bad phone out of literally millions of units sold, there is bound to be some bad batches. My iPhone 7 is horrendous with the battery life, I always have to have a charger around to keep it up and the OS may be better optimized, but it also lacks many features or shortcuts that an Android device can accomplish. To each their own, I guess.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You probably don't even own the s8+ because that is a bunch of bull s**t.

5. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Why would i choose this phone over the htc U11 ??

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