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Now $350 | The Essential PH-1 sees a price slash to $400

The Essential phone. (Source: Twitter)
The Essential phone. (Source: Twitter)
The PH-1 is currently available on Amazon for US$400. This is the lowest the device has been officially sold at since it was launched but it's already a last-gen flagship for the most part, so it really shouldn't come as a surprise. The deal is available on both Amazon and Best Buy. Update: The device is now listed for $350. A mid-range price tag for arguably the best-looking device in the world is quite the decent deal.

Update: 20/04/2018

If you thought US$400 was as low as the PH-1 was going to drop, you were wrong. The phone is currently available on Amazon for US$350. That's bang right in mid-range territory, and one of the best smartphone deals you'll ever see.

Original Article: 17/04/2018

The  Essential PH-1 was Andy Rubin’s first attempt at making in-roads into the Android market. The device offered a sleek package but was held back by its excessive price tag at launch, and a number of niggling issues that made it unable to contend with other flagships at the time. A few months after launch, the PH-1 saw a massive US$200 price slash that put its MSRP at US$500 permanently, making it a more attractive proposition than ever before. More deals have followed, and the latest one sees the device go on sale on Amazon for just US$400.

This is the best PH-1 deal so far. The lowest before came a few months ago went the device went for just US$435. You actually could snag one for under US$200 a while back but that was via a carrier plan loophole, so it doesn't count. Of course, the PH-1 is essentially—heh—a last-gen flagship at this point, so the current price tag is about par.

The PH-1 is one of a select number of devices to have received the update to Android 8.1. Most of its camera bugs have been fixed and while it has been said to suffer from reception issues, the package it offers at the touted price point makes it an excellent value for money purchase.


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Ricci Rox, 2018-04-20 (Update: 2018-04-20)