Apple’s iPhone X was not the only smartphone to come with a notch at the top, with the Essential Phone also having a cutout where its front-facing camera is.

There is, of course, none of that Face ID fanciness, but the phone itself is a solid offering and despite its initial high asking price, it can now be picked up for a song. Essential itself reduced the price to $499 from $700 fairly soon after launch, and now Amazon is also whipping another $65 off for good measure.

That all means that you can now pick up a 128GB Essential Phone, in either white or black, for just $434.99 from Amazon, and that’s for an unlocked device that will work on all major U.S. carriers, including those using CDMA like Sprint and Verizon.

  • The Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, with an edge-to-edge Full Display and uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
  • Edge-to-edge Full Display – With the stunning edge-to-edge Full Display on the Essential Phone there’s finally a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
  • The world’s thinnest dual camera system – The camera system consists of color and monochrome sensors to capture up to 200% more light than traditional phone cameras. This results in stunning images that are rich in color and detail, even in low light.
  • Accessories that simply click – With the phone’s revolutionary magnetic connector, accessories can easily attach to your device so it’s future-proof and always up-to-date.

While an Android Oreo update does appear to be a ways off for the enthusiast-focused device, security patches have at least been arriving in a very timely manner, giving the Essential Phone an important advantage over most of its competition.

That alone could be enough reason to recommend Essential’s debut device, and at this price, there are few better options around. Be sure to check out the deal now, before it’s gone.

Buy: Essential Phone from Amazon: $434.99 | Original price: $500

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