Essential Phone is even cheaper through Best Buy

by Brandon Russell | November 6, 2017November 6, 2017 11:00 am PDT

When the Essential Phone launched, it was a hard sell at $699, but ever since the price dropped to $499, it’s become a more tantalizing proposition. Now, Best Buy is discounting the device even more in a bid to help boost sales of the struggling upstart.

Best Buy’s site lists the device at just $449, which is $250 off the original price. Considering the competition that’s out there, the Essential Phone’s price is hugely compelling. It’s cheaper than the OnePlus 5 and much more affordable than the iPhone X, which starts at $999.

When we reviewed the Essential Phone shortly after its launch, we liked the phone’s gorgeous design and approach to software. However, the camera wasn’t up to a par, although Essential has released a number of updates that have improved the camera’s quality.

The Essential Phone probably isn’t your first choice when shopping for a new iPhone, and I completely understand. But at $449 (or $499 elsewhere), this deal is almost too good to pass up. Although Sprint is the phone’s official carrier partner, it will work with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile as well.

If you do purchase the Essential Phone, you’ll get 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3040mAh battery, Snapdragon 835 chip, 5.71-inch QHD display, and a 13-megapixel dual camera setup. The device also offers a modular pogo pin system that allows users to connect accessories to the device.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...