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Currently listed at just over US$200, the Essential PH-1 is at its cheapest since launch

Now an essential buy. (Source: Twitter)
Now an essential buy. (Source: Twitter)
The Essential PH-1 went on sale for just US$280 a few days ago, but is now listed for even less. Surely there aren’t any brand new devices that can compete at this price point?

It’s been about a year since the Essential PH-1 went on sale. Android founder Andy Rubin’s brainchild, a number of issues blighted the PH-1 at launch, leading to horrible sales of the device. That has come as a boon for the average user out there, though, as the PH-1 has seen a number of heavy discounts off its MSRP, the latest leaving the device with the lowest price tag it's ever carried.

The PH-1 went on sale a few days ago for just US$280, and has now been discounted even further. It can be snagged on Amazon at an unbeatable price point of US$224. That’s US$224 for a device featuring a Snapdragon 835, QHD+ display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a 13 MP + 13 MP (RGB, Mono) dual rear camera setup, an 8 MP selfie snapper, a 3040 mAh battery, and one of the best smartphone designs ever. It’s also currently the only device—bar Google’s own Pixels—to be running on a stable, official Pie build. 

The PH-1 may have its issues—relatively sub-par network reception and camera performance stand out—but there’s no doubt that you’d be hard pressed, and incredibly so, to find a brand new device that offers a similar package at this price point.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-08-20 (Update: 2018-08-20)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.