Prime Day is upon us, and the deals are piling up. Essential's PH-1 is going for just $250 — that's $450 off its launch price and more than $200 off its previous price. The deal began today at noon, Pacific time, and runs until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning (or until the phones sell out).
At launch, we ruled the Essential Phone was just okay. The design is interesting and the hardware is nice, but for $700, the camera was lacking. Having seen several price drops (and the availability of the Android P Beta) in the intervening months, though, the device has become more and more appealing. At $250, there's never been a better time to jump on it, even if it's just to use as a very handsome backup device. The price is good on both the Halo Gray and
Pure White Black Moon colors.
— Essential (@essential) July 16, 2018
To promote the deal (as if it won't sell out immediately), Essential has two Ocean Depths (read: blue) PH-1s set aside to give out to people who share this tweet. If you're interested in getting an Essential Phone for a song, get your clicking finger moving. The rock-bottom price went live on Amazon at noon, Pacific (that's 3 p.m., Eastern).
The Black Moon model is back up to its previous price, leaving only Halo Gray and Pure White at $250.
Black Moon is back in, Pure White is back out. Stock is likely to continue to shift as the sale continues. YMMV.