The Essential Phone was a tough sell at $699, but at $499 it is compelling. It offers flagship specs with lots of potential, but there is some risk in a startup launching its first phone.
There is a lot of potential in the Essential Phone and it is honestly a fantastic piece of hardware with a stock Android experience. Sales must not be going well for such a drastic price drop so quickly though.
Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is now a $499 phone. And no, this isn’t just a temporary discount, Essential is slashing $200 off the price of the phone, likely in a move to move some units and get their product in more hands. The company...Show More Summary
The Essential Phone is a lot more competitive with the lower price.
Andy Rubin's Essential phone is getting a $200 price cut
After just two months on the market and a whole lot of hype, the Essential phone is getting a $200 price cut. It now costs $500 unlocked through Essential’s website. (Sprint has already been leasing the phone at half price.) Essential...Show More Summary
It only took two months for Essential to drop the price, but that doesn't mean you should bite.
The high-end Essential Phone's price has been slashed by $200 (£151). It's the latest project from Andy Rubin, the inventor of Android. But reports suggest it hasn't been selling well as it competes with the likes of Google and Apple. The...Show More Summary
The Essential Phone just got a whole lot better. Yes, it's still the same phone, but the price just dropped by a whopping $200 — from $699 to $499 — which puts the Essential Phone in a completely different category. SEE ALSO: HugeShow More Summary
If you missed the limited time promotion from Best Buy that saw a $100 discount applied to the Essential Phone, the company behind the smartphone has a new deal worth checking out. Essential has announced that it’s now offering the Essential Phone for $499. That’s a $200 discount off of its [...]
The Essential Phone, which launched earlier this summer, may be getting this big price decrease due to poor sales and new competition.
The phone is now $200 cheaper, with the company saying it chose the price drop over spending money on marketing.
Essential Products today dropped the price of its PH-1 smartphone by $200. In order to score the new price, consumers will need to order the phone from Essential.com. The company thanked its early supporters, who are being offered a $200 friends and family gift card toward the purchase of an Essential 360 Camera or another Essential PH-1. Show More Summary
The Essential Phone now has a more palatable starting price. The Essential Phone didn't have an easy go of things in its first few weeks on the market. Lauded for its incredible industrial design, the phone's software was barebones to...Show More Summary
Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That’s an amazing price for their debut smartphone,...Show More Summary
It's no secret that the Essential Phone isn't a hot seller. Whether or not you believe the sales estimates, it's difficult to move large volumes of a $699 phone with limited carrier deals (in the US, only Sprint) and no brand recognition outside of smartphone enthusiasts. Show More Summary
As the company seemingly struggles with sales, the Essential Phone has been discounted by $200, bringing the price down to just $499.
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Have you been lusting after the Essential Phone? Does that bezel-less design call out to you? Well, now you can grab one for only $599 at Best Buy.