The Essential Phone is down to a mesmerizingly low price of just $223.99 for a limited period of time. It runs Android Pie right out of the box.

At a time where high-end flagship smartphones now seem to routinely cost $1,000, the chance of getting an excellent phone at a great price tends to be left to Chinese brands like Huawei and the like. That’s great because phones like the Huawei P20 are awesome, but sometimes you want something a little bit different especially considering ongoing privacy concerns surrounding the big Chinese brands.

That’s where Essential’s Essential Phone comes into play because while it also shipped with a huge price on day one, it can now be had for considerably less. Normally sold for around $599.99 nowadays, you can get the 128GB Essential phone for less than $345 if you plump for the Black color version and less than $223.99 in Halo Gray. And oh, those options are completely unlocked which means that they’ll play nicely on the carrier of your choice.

Reviews of the Essential Phone since its launch have been mixed, however there is one thing that most of them can agree on. At launch, the phone was overpriced but solid. With the huge price reduction it saw, even before this deal, that issue is no longer in play which makes this quite the bargain, especially considering the specifications it boasts.

  • 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.

If that is not enough, then you will be pleased to learn that this is one of the few phones that received the Android Pie update on day one. So yes, that’s another buying point which you should consider immensely.

We’re big fans of the looks of the Essential Phone, especially in the black color, so if you’re on the lookout for a new smartphone but don’t want to spend big, this might be the deal to pick up.

Update: If you head over to the link below right now, the Halo Gray version of the Essential Phone is down to just $279.99 for a limited time. Pick it up fast before stock runs out or the price goes up. The post has been updated to reflect this price change.

Update 2: The Halo Gray version of the Essential Phone is now down to just $223.99!

Buy: Essential Phone 128GB Unlocked in Halo Gray from Amazon: $223.99 | Original price: $599.99

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