Amazon currently has the Essential PH-1 on sale for just $399. That is good for $100 off of its regular price, and about $300 off of its original price. Essential dropped the price to $499 a few months ago. But this marks the lowest price the Essential PH-1 has ever been, which is definitely a good thing for those looking for a new smartphone.
The Essential PH-1 is the smartphone by the company that Android Founder, Andy Rubin created. It's a pretty "essential" smartphone from the company. It sports all of the most high-end specs, that includes a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and dual cameras on the rear. There's no micro SD card slot available here, so you're stuck with the 128GB of on-board storage, which should be plenty for most people. The battery is also a 3040mAh capacity, which should keep you going all day long and then some. Essential also recently sent out the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the device, so it is also running on the latest version of Android currently. Essential went with a stock Android build here, which is very lightweight, in fact there are even less pre-installed apps here than on a Google Pixel or Nexus smartphone, which is pretty impressive.
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.