It has only been two weeks since Essential dropped the price of the Essential Phone to $499, yet here we are talking about a further price reduction. Best Buy (and Amazon too) is now listing the phone at $449.99, which brings the total discount to $250 off. That’s nuts!
Best Buy has both black and white models, but the white model stock has been going in and out for the past 24 hours or so since this latest price drop showed up. The black model is in stock, though.
At this price, I know you are going to ask – is it now really, really worth buying? To keep it simple, I’ll say this: at $450, I can’t think of a better deal in smartphones, to be honest. I’m working on a re-review (Here it is!) of sorts at the moment that will be up later in the day if you really want to know my latest thoughts. I’ve spent the past four days or so with the phone to give it a fresh look following all these price drops and a bunch of software updates aimed at improving the experience. But yeah, at $450, if that’s your budget, this would be a hard phone to ignore.