Pre-order Essential Phone with new super-tiny 360 camera add-on for $500

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is back with a new super-tiny 360 degree camera (optional accessory, $218 on its own), and a new color of the phone, the Halo Gray with a pre-order price of $450 (ships 2/21/18).

Better yet, if you want both the phone and the new super-tiny 360-degree camera, you can buy them together as a bundle for $500 in the new Halo Gray and the existing Pure White color scheme (this combo is shipping already).

(ENDED) Essential 360 Degree Camera for $50

This seems to be yo-yo-ing between $50 and $80+, so YMMV depending on when you check…

The Essential 360 degree camera for the Essential smartphone is currently on sale for $50 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a limit of one per customer. Of interest to current Essential phone owners!

(ENDED) Essential Phone drops to $450, with 360 Camera for $500

Prices of these are fluctuating, so YMMV depending on when you check…

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Essential Phone + 360 Degree Camera for $500

I need to stop using the word “essential” because it messes up the blog search results for the Essential phone 🙂 Which brings us to the Essential Phone + 360 Degree Camera going for $500 with free shipping, in either the black or white color schemes. Limit three per color per customer.

This is an old fashioned sale, not a lightning deal. This combo went for $400 during Cyber Monday.

Monday: Essential Phone + 360 Camera for $400

Cyber Monday is here and the Temptation is Real if you are Essential Phone curious! Into the Amazon Gold Box we go where it is one of the deals of the day, bundled with its modular 360-degree camera, together Essential Phone + 360 Degree Camera going for $400 with free shipping, in either the black or white color schemes. Limit one per color per customer.

The phone on its own went for $450 on sale, and the bundle with the camera I believe went as low as $500. Sale ends on Tuesday at 3am ET or earlier if sold out. Note that this does not have a headphone jack. Music comes out of USB-C or over bluetooth.

(ENDED) Essential Phone + 360 Camera for $399

This offer expired…
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Cameraphone Deals: Note 8 for $908, Essential back to $450, Moto G5 Plus (2/32) for $170

The cameras in smartphones keep getting better and better, they are no longer an afterthought or a marketing gimmick to lure consumers in with a bigger than the competitor megapixel number. Newer models are climbing all over each other in the DxoMark rankings. (as usual, it should go without saying, the Dxomark measurement are only one part of the equation, benchmarks are never the whole answer).

The Orchid Gray version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now down to $908~ at Amazon by Amazon itself. That’s the lowest I’ve seen it there for the US warranty, US unlocked version.

Meanwhile the Essential Phone by Android’s Andy Rubin is down to $450 again in either color scheme.

Cutting the price even further, you can get the new condition Motorola Moto G5 Plus in the 2/32 configuration (2GB RAM, 32GB storage) for $170 at Costco (members only) and by Amazon itself (limit 3 per customer). This creates an oddball situation at Amazon where the model with Prime Ads actually costs more 🙂

Note that the 64GB version of the Moto G5 Plus has 4GB of RAM (instead of 2GB), that’s part of the price difference, sale or no sale. As with previous generations, these are “all carrier” phones, they work on all four major US carriers.

Essential Phone drops to $500

The semi-modular (has a 360 degree camera optional accessory among others) Essential Phone is now down another $100 in the white color scheme, you can get it in new condition, factory unlocked, with USA warranty for $500 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This started out at $700. This is the brain child of Android creator Andy Rubin.

UPDATE: the Black Moon color scheme is now down to $500 as well…

Meanwhile the Galaxy Note 8 remains in the all-encompassing “TOOS” status.

In-Stock Again: Essential Phone (Unlocked) for $699

It’s in-stock again in limited quantities, the new condition factory-unlocked with USA warranty, in the “Black Moon” color scheme of the Essential Phone by Andy Rubin, at its starting price of $699 at Amazon by Amazon itself. This has a dual camera, and a semi-modular system.