Today’s Deal on the Essential Phone is pretty awesome all told. First, the phone itself which just got upgraded to Android Oreo, is down to $449. That’s the lowest price drop ever for the phone. But, for a limited time, you also get the Essential Ear Buds for free. That’s a $99 value itself so this deal is really good. The deal is over at Amazon and you can get it for either the Black Moon or Pure White colors of the phone.
The PH-1 as it is known got off to a rocky start with most people loving the design but not so much when it came to the camera and overall stability. That has changed, radically. Essential has been pumping out updates at a steady clip for the phone and it is now one of the best flagship device options out there. At this price, with the spendy ear buds included, it is a hard deal to pass up.
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
For more details and to order, head over to Amazon. Supplies of this deal are limited and make sure you select the “With Free Earphones” option when you place your order.