Today on Amazon, you can pick up the Essential Phone with its 360° camera for just $399. This is a huge savings off the phone alone (which is normally $499). The camera is normally a $100 accessory so you are getting a screaming deal on one of the more popular flagship phones out there right now.
The phone got off to a bit of a rough start but through multiple software updates, it has become one of the best out there.
The Essential Phone has a titanium body with a ceramic back, a 5.7″ 2560 x 1320 Quad-HD display, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage built-in. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This octa-core processor has four cores running at 2.45GHz and the remaining four clocked at 1.9GHz.
The camera configuration on the back of the PH-1 is becoming somewhat of the standard. It is a dual-camera setup with a 13MP RGB camera coupled with a 13MP monochrome camera. It is has a f/1.85 aperture and hybrid autofocus (laser and phase detection). It is capable of shooting up to 4K video. The front facing 8MP camera is a fixed focus f/2.2 shooter that can also shoot 4K video.
The Essential Phone is sold unlocked so the frequencies supported by the antenna array and chipset are critical. It pretty much has you covered.
- UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10
- FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
- TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
- TD-SCDMA: 34, 39
The PH-1 runs Android Nougat via their Essential Ambient OS and an update to Android Oreo is expected before the end of 2017.
This price is good for today only so head over to Amazon to get yours.