Essential Phone available for $210 with Sprint installments, get it while you can
Unfortunately, the Essential Phone is listed as “out of stock” on its manufacturer’s official website, where no new inventory will ever be added, according to company statements. The unlocked mobile device has also vanished from Best Buy, while a couple of third-party Amazon sellers are currently charging around $430 a pop, which hardly feels like a bargain.
After all, this thing dropped as low as $224 a few months back, fetching $310 shortly afterward, then $329 on Cyber Monday in a special bundle including HD earphones, a 360 Camera add-on, and a protective case for said camera.
But there’s no need to feel sorry if you missed all those crazy good deals... as long as you don’t mind committing to a Sprint monthly installment plan. Instead of paying $18.75 a month for a grand total of $450, “Now Network” subscribers can cough up just $210 or so all in all.
That’s a measly $8.74 a month for two years with device payment plans over at Best Buy, and perhaps the coolest thing about this special offer is that you’re free to choose either a “Black Moon” or “Pure White” Essential Phone. There are also no bill credits involved, no trade-ins required, or any other strings attached.
Commercially released almost 18 months back, the Essential Phone wasn’t exactly well-reviewed initially, but after numerous software updates focused primarily on camera performance, the device is definitely worth purchasing at an ultra-low price of $210.
Already powered by Android 9.0 Pie, the Essential Phone is guaranteed to receive one more OS revision, also packing a snappy Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 128 gigs of internal storage space, and a 3,040 mAh battery.