Essential slashed the official price of the phone down to $500 a few months ago, and this is an addition $50 price cut.
Meanwhile, the company has already fixed some of the issues and while the camera performance is still mediocre, people recommend installing the Google camera app as a workaround. So if you don't mind tinkering with your phone a bit and just want to experiment with something new, the price cut on the Essential Phone makes it worth considering. It is a trend-setter in design with a beautiful, scratch-resistant ceramic back that you won't find on any other mainstream phone, and it has an edge-to-edge design with a tiny notch.
The full Essential Phone deal at Best Buy currently has the unlocked phone for $450 and a $25 Best Buy gift card as a gift.