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Unlocked 128GB Essential Smartphone + $40 Simple Airtime Card EXPIRED

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Best Buy has 128GB Essential Phone 4G LTE Smartphone (Unlocked) + Simple Mobile SIM Kit + $40 Simple Mobile Airtime Card for $390.99 when you follow the steps below. Shipping is free. Thanks abdias2001

Steps:
  1. Go to the Essential Phone page here
  2. Add the phone to your cart
  3. Go to the Simple Mobile offer page here
  4. Click "Add to offer" for the following 2 items
    • SIMPLE Mobile - Bring Your Own Phone SIM Card Kit $1
    • SIMPLE Mobile - $40 ReUp Prepaid Airtime Card $40
  5. After you have them selected scroll down and add it to your cart.
  6. Your total will now be $390.99 with free shipping or free store pickup (where available)
Phone Specifications
  • 5.71" 2560 x 1312 QHD IPS Display w/ Gorilla Glass 5
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Snapdragon 835 2.35Ghz 8-Core Processor
  • 4GB Memory
  • 128GB Storage
  • Dual 13MP f/1.9 Cameras
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0 w/ A2DP
  • 3040mAh Battery
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Last Edited by KaiyoJinn April 19, 2018 at 12:16 AM
No headphone jack

Essential phone is 20% off on Amazon Warehouse today for earth week.
https://www.amazon.com/Essential-...U53NWQ&s=w... [amazon.com]
makes it about $271. Seller is Amazon warehouse. They say used but that's typically a return/open box item. It's through Amazon and is eligible for prime.
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Try using the GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode app from the Google Play Store on your Essential Phone (or any supported Android device for that matter)
https://play.google.com/store/app....immersive

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When it comes to the quality of the camera it is not as stellar as the flagships from last year like a s8, note 8, v30, pixel 2 heck even a pixel 1. It had several bugs which was a cause of major annoyance. Combined with the faulty antenna design the network strength is pretty weak. Its a hardware issue and no android update will fix it. If you are on TMobile, you will probably have 0 or merely 1 bar inside a building when my Note 8 will have at least 2-3 bars. The phone is unique, looks nice, feels premium but very average in every aspect which is evident in the drop in price. When i say average in every category i mean camera is meh(sucked before the latest update), speaker volume meh, battery life (meh), screen (ok not as vivid as the galaxy), no dedicated headphone jack, even though they yell about the titanium and ceramic just drop your phone and see (i dropped once and i have such bad dents and scuffs) so put a case on it. Stock android but the updates didn't come fast enough. Well surely a nice phone but not worth the $ at which it is selling now. Will be a good buy at $250 which is a price for a mid range phone since this phone despite claiming to be a flagship is mediocore in every aspect.

Why i care about the headphone jack? Since I can't charge the phone if i have my headphones plugged in the usb -c. Why the heck i can't use Bluetooth? Well there's not much good quality Bluetooth headphones for affordable price. You can find stereophile quality wired headphones for $150-200, not Bluetooth ones. Besides its easier to not having to worry about charging your headphones specaially if you travel a lot.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this phone at all at this price point.

Hold out for the Moto G6 plus, its going to be a 6inch phone and priced around $250. It may not be a flagship but looks like its going to the best mid range of the year.

Another phone to wait for is the Nokia 7 plus, its going to be an Android one phone and as long as it supports all major lte bands like 2/4/5/7/12/17 i wouldn't even mind buying the asian or eurpoean version.

If you need a phone now and have about $420 to spend look at the Mi Mix 2. Its basically the essential phone done right. Lol
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The 8.1 update fixed all issues I had with the phone. I use arbovas pixelmod gcam for the camera.

I have a op3 and 5t and reach for this most of the time.
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Hm I know it doesnt beat the deal when it was same price but w 360 camera several months ago, but I wasn't interested at all back then.. but now kind of interested since it's now gotten Oreo and significant camera updates.
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I got it for $250 unlocked in that ebay deal a month or two ago. Really nice phone! After the Oreo update its value should rise. I just happened to get it like a week before the Oreo update and some frustrated owner gave up on it. His loss, my epic win!
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Op6 on the horizon. This was $150 via Sprint last year. Reception is very weak. $400 is too much for the Essential.
Ymmv on reception. I'm on T-Mobile and I feel like it's better than my moto z play.
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How to get it to 391$
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The 8.1 update fixed all issues I had with the phone. I use arbovas pixelmod gcam for the camera.

I have a op3 and 5t and reach for this most of the time.
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I love the phone. Check it out at Best Buy if you are on the fence
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Essential but no headphone jack?
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Essential but no headphone jack?
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This phone went from overrated to underrated when the price dropped with the Sprint deal. I have yet to see one of these phones in the wild. If fast security updates is essential for you Pirate, this is another great option aside from the pixel and iphone.
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