Amazon Lands Exclusive Halo Gray Essential Phone and It’s $150 Cheaper Than Other New Colors

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Essential isn’t done after announcing three new “limited” colorways of the Essential Phone. Today, the company announced that Amazon has its own exclusive colorway called Halo Gray. It’s like Stellar Gray, only with silver sides instead of black titanium. In even better news, it’s available for just $449.99 at the moment, which is $150 cheaper than the other limited colorways. I’m actually shocked to see the price here. Remember, the three colors announced yesterday all carry a $100 premium over the original black and white ...

DEAL: Essential Phone Drops to $449 at Amazon, 360 Camera to $50

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Friday is here and so is the first good deal of the day. Amazon has dropped the price of the Essential Phone from $499.99 to $449.99. That may not be the biggest price cut in history, but you have to remember that the phone is already heavily discounted to $500. Amazon has both the black and white versions in stock, with Prime shipping. In addition to the Essential Phone being discounted, the Essential 360 Degree Camera is super cheap at the moment. Normally $199, you can pick-up ...

Big Essential Phone Camera Update Adds Auto-HDR, New HDR Algorithm

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The Essential Phone, even with its below-average performance, touch responsiveness, and camera, still has me holding out hope for update magic that’ll eliminate its flaws and allow the phone’s software to stop embarrassing its incredible build and design. It’ll probably never happen, but Essential keeps trying. In the latest attempt to salvage whatever they can from this first frustrating phone, we’ve got a big camera update to play with. Essential says that the newest camera (which can be updated to right away on Google Play), adds ...

DEAL: Essential Phone Drops to $435 on Amazon ($65 Off)

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The Essential Phone is down to just $434.99 today at Amazon, a solid $65 drop in price from its normal $500 spot. This isn’t the first price drop for Andy Rubin’s first phone from his young company, but it is the lowest price we’ve seen since that ridiculous Black Friday bundle. At $435, I’d say that the phone is probably still a decent bet if you don’t have a huge smartphone budget, yet need something capable. This phone won’t ever have a top tier camera, and ...

DEAL: Essential Phone + 360 Camera Drops to $399 for Cyber Monday

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After the past week of deals, we’re finishing it all off with a fresh Cyber Monday 2017. We’re hardly awake out here on the west coast, but one deal has already caught our eye – Essential Phone with a 360 camera accessory for just $399. As you all know, the Essential Phone’s price drop to $499 a few weeks back, followed by another drop to $449 within the past week, has made this a hard phone to pass on. The hardware is about as good as ...

DEAL: Essential Phone Drops Another $50 at Best Buy to Just $449

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It has only been two weeks since Essential dropped the price of the Essential Phone to $499, yet here we are talking about a further price reduction. Best Buy is now listing the phone at $449.99, which brings the total discount to $250 off. That’s nuts! Best Buy has both black and white models, but the white model stock has been going in and out for the past 24 hours or so since this latest price drop showed up. The black model is in stock, though. At ...

Essential Phone Drops to $499 for Good, Early Adopters Get $200 Credit Too

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Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now a $499 phone. And no, this isn’t just a temporary discount, Essential is slashing $200 off the price of the phone, likely in a move to move some units and get their product in more hands. The company announced the price drop through a blog post last night, stating that they want to “make it even easier for you to experience” their products and brand. Instead of spending a bunch of money on a marketing campaign, they figure that a discount ...

DEAL(?): Essential Phone Drops by $100 at Best Buy

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Mad at Google for the Pixel 2 XL’s display and are ready to jump fully into the other flagship phone on the market with flaws that happens to run stock Android? The Essential Phone is $100 off right now at Best Buy! I think that’s a deal. Yeah, it technically is. Does that price drop make the phone worthwhile now? Sure! Maybe. It helps. I’d say more, but we’ve written and discussed the Essential Phone numerous times. I’m a fan of it even with its flaws, ...