Believe it or not, the Essential Phone is now listed at a new all-time low price of $224

Believe it or not, the Essential Phone is now listed at a new all-time low price of $224
You probably didn’t need an in-depth review to tell Andy Rubin’s ambitious Essential Phone was not worth a whopping $699 off the bat, but bargain hunters who managed to snag the “edge-to-edge” handset for a measly $250 during Amazon’s Prime Day blowout last month are still over the moon with their purchase.

After scoring an official Android 9 Pie update at the exact same time as Google’s own Pixel devices, a $330 deal arguably felt compelling enough just a few days ago. But as unlikely as it seemed, that price has dropped again... twice.

A $280 listing over the weekend brought it dangerously close to that all-time low on Prime Day, and now, believe it or not, the Halo Gray Essential Phone is even cheaper. Cheaper than $280 and cheaper than $250.

A paltry $223.99 buys you the unlocked titanium and ceramic handset today with a hefty 128 gigs of internal storage space, as well as 4GB RAM, a sharp 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 2560 x 1312 resolution, Snapdragon 835 processing power, and (rapidly improving) dual 13MP rear-facing cameras.


There’s no “catch” here or any type of carrier strings attached, and the brand-new, unused and untouched phone is covered by a standard warranty. It’s also shipped (for free) and sold by Amazon, as well as fully compatible with all major US networks, be them GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile) or CDMA operators (Verizon and Sprint).
 
Of course, we have no idea how long this latest (and all-time greatest) special offer is supposed to last, but it’s definitely smart to hurry and pull the trigger ASAP.

source: Amazon

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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 128 GB
  • Battery 3040 mAh

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11 Comments

1. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

The catch is that the price is only for the "amazon exclusive" halo grey, which comes with alexa preinstalled.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Though is easily removed, just saying. No better phone at this price point currently.

4. WingMan

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 28, 2008

I know that, but not my first choice for color though :/

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Idk, that grey looks great contrasting the bare titanium frame. Not giving up my Moon Black though.

5. toukale

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@ After Shock - Agreed about the great price, although I would not recommend it to a regular user at this point because of the uncertainty around the company. A power user who understand the company situation and is ok with it, is a great buy.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Fair enough toukale. I apologize for being rude earlier, just took things the wrong way, my bad. Though kind of hard to be mad at the deal no matter the outcome of Essential. It's still the most updated phone I've ever saw yet so far.

8. toukale

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Hey man this is a board with various opinions and sometimes things get ahead of itself. No need to apologize because I did not help things one bit.

3. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

If ya gonna get one, now is the time.

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Awesome! I snagged one for the wife, as she's ready to ditch her iPhone 6S. Deal is for the gray version only. White is still over $300, and the black one is out of stock, and was around $344.

10. matistight

Posts: 1032; Member since: May 13, 2009

Just bought one on Amazon for $270 on Aug 19th wtf

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