Essential Phone is $100 off at Best Buy for a limited time

Big box retailer Best Buy usually has sales going on all the time, and sometimes a high-profile product like the Essential Phone gets included in the mix.

Best Buy is currently offering a $100 discount on the Essential Phone that drops the price down to $599. According to Best Buy’s listing, it’s the unlocked model that’s for sale.

It’s also worth noting that the $100 discount is only applied to the Midnight Black variant of the Essential Phone. The Pure White model, which became available earlier this month, is still priced at the standard $699.99 and it’s still listed as coming soon.

There is no telling how long the discount will be applied for the Midnight Black Essential Phone, so if you’re in the market for Essential’s first smartphone and want to save $100, you might want to act quickly.

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Deal: Take $50 off the BlackBerry KEYone for a limited time

When it comes to smartphones, the BlackBerry KEYone is the epitome of the classic phrase, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” You can look at the keyboard, the processor, and the display as independent components and frown at them, but put together, they make the BlackBerry KEYone a productive device that has carved a niche with the Android faithful.

Starting tomorrow, October 18, that productive device will get quite a bit cheaper as the silver-colored KEYone will be offered for $500, $50 cheaper than what it usually goes for.

There are a few things to keep in mind regarding the discount, the biggest being that it will be in effect for only 24 hours. This means that you have from 1am EST on October 18 until 12:59am EST on October 19 to purchase the KEYone for $50 off. Also, both the GSM and CDMA unlocked versions are discounted, but not the Black Edition KEYone.

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As previously mentioned, the KEYone is certainly greater than the sum of its parts, which start with the keyboard that features touch-sensitive frets between rows of keys. The phone also features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625, which, when paired with the 3,505 mAh battery, means that battery life is among the best out of any current phone. The KEYone also gets by with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, the latter of which is augmented by the microSD card slot.

Finally, the phone currently runs a stock-ish version of Android Nougat, with an update to Android Oreo presumably incoming.

If you had your eye on the KEYone and were waiting on some sort of discount to pick it up, now is your chance to do so. The phone’s flash sale is through Amazon and Best Buy, and lucky for you, we have purchase links down below.

Unlocked Essential Phone Now Available at Best Buy

Limited availability has lingered for weeks since Essential launched its first phone (PH-1), leaving consumers with only Essential’s website or Sprint stores for purchasing options. That all changes today with Best Buy announcing available stock of unlocked PH-1 devices both in stores and available for free 3 to 5 day shipping. For $699, the unlocked […]


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Unlocked Essential Phone comes to Best Buy

The most difficult thing about buying a smartphone online is never having the chance to hold it first. Not knowing how it feels in the hand is tough because that’s such a critical part of enjoying using your phone on a day to day basis.

If you want to play with the Essential Phone in person, and maybe buy one if you fall in love, head over to Best Buy. The retail chain now has the unlocked device in stock both online and in stores.

With a 5.71-inch 1312×2560 display, a Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual 13MP cameras, a ceramic back, a titanium frame, and the stock Android experience, it’s definitely a tempting buy at $699.99. The build quality is especially alluring. You willl have to live without a headphone jack and water resistance, though. Let us know if you pick one up!