Tag Archive: Essential


Slip an unlocked Essential Phone into your pocket for $400

One of the best prices we’ve seen.

We’ve seen deals on the Essential Phone in the past, but since the launch of the new colors we haven’t seen it drop this low.. Right now you can get the phone in Black Moon and Pure White for just $ 399.99. That’s $ 50 better than the last deal we shared in March.

It comes with 128GB of internal storage, a dual camera system on the back, and it’s  [Read More…]

How’s the Essential Phone doing in 2018?

Let’s check in with the AC forums.

The Essential Phone was one of the most polarizing smartphones of 2017. We were expecting big things from Andy Rubin’s new startup, but unpolished software, a less than sub-par camera experience, and an expensive price tag gave a lot of early adopters a bad taste in their mouth.

Thankfully, the state of the Essential Phone is much different in April of 2018 compared to when it first launched. Essential’s released  [Read More…]

Essential Phone on Sprint being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Rolling out to users now.

A little less than a month ago, Essential started pushing Android 8.1 Oreo to all unlocked versions of the Essential Phone. There wasn’t any word at the time when the Sprint variant of the phone would get similar treatment, but that’s now changing.

According to Essential’s official Twitter account, Oreo officially began making its way to the Sprint Essential Phone around 1:00 PM ET on April 9. Multiple users have replied to  [Read More…]

Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

Essential Phone and Earphones HD bundle costs just $550 in Canada right now

A rare Canadian discount.

The Essential Phone is one of the best-looking phones on the market, and while the overall experience is not perfect, it continues to get better with software updates.

As part of Amazon’s Innovation Day, which promotes and discounts awesome products from up-and-coming startups, Amazon Canada is now selling the $ 500 Essential Phone and its ordinarily-$ 125 Earphones HD USB-C headphones for $ 550 CAD total, which is a pretty great deal. The  [Read More…]

Deal: Save $50 on the Essential Phone and get free premium headphones

The Essential Phone is one of the best phones of the last year and now you can get it on sale. To sweeten the deal, Essential is even throwing in headphones valued at $ 99. Click here to see where to get the deal.

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Deal: Get $50 off the Essential Phone and a $25 gift card at Best Buy

Good price for a good phone.

The Essential Phone was difficult to recommend with its initial price of $ 799, but since the permanent price drop to $ 499 last year, it’s become a much easier sell. $ 499 is already a solid deal considering everything the Essential Phone has to offer, but Best Buy’s got a new promotion that makes it even sweeter.

Right now, you can purchase a brand-new Essential Phone at Best Buy for  [Read More…]

Essential Phone with Android 8.1 and mid-range price – Great value? (Review)

Essential has been hard at work righting some of the wrongs the phone launched with. Coupled with price drops is this now one of the best smartphones you can buy at the mid-range price point? Read our review to find out.

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Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out to all Essential Phone owners

Dear Android OEMs — this is how you do software updates.

No matter what you think about the Essential Phone, one area that it dominates all other Android OEMs at (aside from Google, of course) is with its software updates. Less than a month after launching a beta for Android 8.1 Oreo, Essential’s now pushing the software to all of its users.

This marks the first public Oreo update for the Essential Phone as Essential chose to  [Read More…]

Future Essential Phone could have a pop-up selfie camera

This is how you make bezel-less smartphones.

We saw a lot of exciting tech at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but one phone that stole our hearts the most was Vivo’s Apex concept phone. The Apex is Vivo’s idea of what our phones could look like in the near future, and one of the most stunning parts of the Apex was its 90%+ screen-to-body ratio. Rather than adopting the infamous notch, Vivo achieved this by hiding the front-facing camera  [Read More…]