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Essential Phone PH-1 Black AU$388.83 Shipped @ Amazon AU

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The essential phone still retails for US$499 in the US is one special from prime day at US$250. Australian buyers can get it for $388.83 through Amazon AU.

Basic Specs - 128GB storage, Gorilla Glass 5, Android 8.1, 4GB Ram, 13MP Camera, 3040 mAh battery and Cat16 4G LTE

This is the US edition so the order comes from Amazon US

My order looks like the following.

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal: $341.49
Delivery: $11.99
Total Before GST: $353.48
GST: $35.35
Total: $388.83
Grand Total: $388.83

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closed Comments

  •  

    Great phone.
    Shame I dont think they will make a second

  • +3 votes

    To OP: You bought the last one

  •  

    Temporarily out of stock.

  •  

    This is the best phone for this price by a long long way. Too bad there is no stock… Sigh. My wife would have loved this.

  •  

    not keen to get it now - not very good reviews, many say these:
    Pros
    Incredible build quality
    Beautiful edge-to-edge display
    Excellent performance
    Very good battery life
    Clean build of Android 7.1.1

    Cons
    Camera needs a lot of work
    No headphone jack or water resistance
    Screen could be brighter
    Glossy back picks up smudges easily

    •  

      There were multiple software updates issued to make improvements to the camera. From what I remember reading, they did make a considerable difference, but is never going to compare to a Galaxy or Pixel phone.

  • +1 vote

    What I like about it:
    + Unbranded
    + Titanium
    + Ceramic back
    + Dimensions are perfect for me.

    What I wish it had:
    - dual sim
    - micro sd card support
    - wireless charging
    - headphone jack.

    Still, I am tempted.

  •  

    A good price. My phone (BB Priv) had been getting laggy and this Essential looks like it would be a good replacement, especially with that external DAC/3.5mm headphone plug snap-on coming out soon. Anyhoo, a factory reset on my phone has solved that problem for now…

  •  

    This phone seems to have had numerous issues (mostly software related) plaguing it from the get go. The 8.1 update in march appears to have ironed out most issues, though a few still persist. Another point was the reception concerns users have been reporting. This is conjecture yet I thought I'd put it out there anyway. Seems quite a reasonable price though all things considered.

  • +1 vote

    I am a bit concerned about not being able to repair the screen if its dropped.

    https://ifixit.org/blog/9318/essential-phone-disassembly/
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbbab9/to-repair-...

    Still ordering one though.

  • +1 vote

    Just got an email today that the order has been cancelled.

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      I contacted Amazon and they told me to wait a week or so for them to restock. They also told me that when it did, I could purchase it at the amazon prime day price (388 AUD).