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Deal | Essential Phone now available for just $435

The Essential phone. (Source: Twitter)
The Essential phone. (Source: Twitter)
The Essential PH-1 was one of our picks for best value smartphone of 2017, and it's cheaper right now, as Amazon has it listed at US$435. Not a bad deal for a device with a QHD display, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a Snapdragon 835.
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The Essential PH-1 was beset by a number of issues, both pre-launch and post-release. The device itself, after making its way into user hands, has had multiple reports of a sub-par camera and poor reception. The camera issue has mostly been fixed with software updates, though, so smartphone photography enthusiasts will be getting a capable device in that aspect. 

The device was launched with a price tag of US$700 but saw a permanent price drop to US$500 a few months after, perhaps due to unimpressive sales figures—reports claimed just 50,000 units had been sold a while ago. While it hasn't taken the world by storm, the Essential PH-1 is still a great flagship with debatably the best design ever seen on a smartphone, top of the line performance, a nice QHD display, and an able camera. It also has been updated to Android Oreo, with Treble enabled—one of the few devices that can boast of that, in fact. At $450, the Essential PH-1 featured at the top of our best value smartphone picks of 2017. At US$435, it's a no-brainer.

Both the Black Moon and Pure White options are available right now on Amazon, with free shipping.

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Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1867 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2018-01-27 (Update: 2018-01-27)