Deal: Unlocked Essential PH-1 Android Smartphone For $449 - 3/20/18

Amazon has the Essential PH-1 in one of its limited edition colors, the Halo Gray, for just $449. That's good for $50 off of its regular price, after Essential decided to drop the price by $200 permanently, a few months ago. That's still a great price for this smartphone, especially since it has Android 8.1 now.

This smartphone is actually backed by Android's founder, Andy Rubin, which is why it has been fairly popular since it debuted last summer. The Essential PH-1 sports a 5.7-inch display with a nearly bezel-less display. There is a notch at the top, but unlike other smartphones, this notch is needed for the front-facing camera (and it was done before the iPhone X even was announced). Otherwise, the bezels are very small all around the Essential PH-1 which gives it a great look. It is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There isn't a micro SD card slot here on the PH-1, which isn't a bad thing really, since there is already 128GB of storage available on this device. Additionally, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack available either, but Essential does include a headphone dongle so you can still use your favorite headphones here. And Essential has just sent out the stable Android 8.1 Oreo update, which is great to see.

This item is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap (usually $3.99) next-day shipping if you need it extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year (or $49/year for students). Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.

Essential PH-1 Android Smartphone
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