The Essential Phone marked Andy Rubin's return to the Android world, but it wasn't received well by everyone. The mediocre camera, lack of a headphone jack, and the high price tag made it a hard sell for many. But that last issue is less of a concern now that the phone is $100 off at Best Buy.
If you need a refresher, the Essential Phone has a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 5.71" 2560x1312 LCD, and a 3,040mAh battery. There are two 13MP back cameras and one 8MP front shooter. It's currently running Android 7.1.1, with an Oreo update expected soon.
Amazon has decided to join in on the Essential discount action. You can pick one up in both Black and White for $100 off, bringing things down to $599.99 at the online retailer. If you were thinking about picking one up, now you have another option.
Now the phone has been permanently dropped to $499. You can read more here.