Essential phone ph1 128gb black moon - £382.33 @ amazon.com
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Essential phone ph1 128gb black moon - £382.33 @ amazon.com

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Found 25th JanEdited by:"Mrswitch"
Wowza, if I didn't already have my phone (htc u ultra) I'd purchase this.
This is the cheapest it has ever been, with the currency converted and customs paid, this works out at £382, or $439.99
This is a massive amount of phone for the money.
Item is delivered by 7/2 with the £382 option.
Again this is an amazing deal.
Works in the uk.
Have imported one of these myself before and even got refunded some of the deposit back.
So possibly even cheaper.
Also if you take the 30 day trial from amazon us, you czn buy a $100 gift card, and get $10 bonus added. Taking the price down further.
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You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having things like a headphone jack, SD card slot and a couple of other things.... That some may consider "Essential"
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I got mine last time and using on Three. Love this phone.
What about taxes/fees?
BergkampWonderland4 m ago

What about taxes/fees?


Included in price (just over £63.72).

Very tempting but the camera is awful...
Flossy carter said its garbage.
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Lanlith49 m ago

I got mine last time and using on Three. Love this phone.


ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT BIT OF KIT FOR THE MONEY BTW.
Camera is getting better over time, this for £382 or the oneplus 5t for £68 more, I know which one I'd choose
You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having things like a headphone jack, SD card slot and a couple of other things.... That some may consider "Essential"
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No1_VIPER1 m ago

You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having …You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having things like a headphone jack, SD card slot and a couple of other things.... That some may consider "Essential"


Oooooh bitch comment here everybody.
WajAllRound46 m ago

Flossy carter said its garbage.


He just said he's angry he paid full price. He recently said it's a good deal at the current price.
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steluca55 m ago

He just said he's angry he paid full price. He recently said it's a good …He just said he's angry he paid full price. He recently said it's a good deal at the current price.


And who is flossy Carter?!
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steluca55 m ago

He just said he's angry he paid full price. He recently said it's a good …He just said he's angry he paid full price. He recently said it's a good deal at the current price.


Tech reviewer... Got it.
Estimated Import Fees Deposit+$87.80
Cool
How does the warranty work if it goes wrong as i bet you have to return it to the States, no matter what the OP says its a no name phone that when it comes time to sell will be worth nothing as none of the sites that buy phones will no what it is and good look convincing someone that its a premium phone. Ive read some of the reviews on Amazon and for a phone that costs nearly £400 there are better options from premium brands.

Im afraid COLD and the people behind it choose to call there company essential, were they drunk.
Edited by: "polly69" 25th Jan
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Well polly69, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But resale values are currently strong on eBay, and i can't see that changing, unless they finally announce the date they are bringing the phone to europe.
But until then, if you are in the market for a flagship phone at more than half the cost of other flagship phones (I'm looking at you x and note this is still a good deal.
FYI I agree on the name.. And yes I've just had an email off Andy rubin saying they were in fact drunk... So there
WajAllRound4 h, 47 m ago

Flossy carter said its garbage.


He actually said it was trash due to it dropping in price a few weeks after launch. In his phone of the year vid he said if you can get it for $400 buy it immediately. Having said that my mate has one and it's utter garbage.
BergkampWonderland5 h, 32 m ago

What about taxes/fees?


Included. Amazon charge a deposit for it and OP included it in text
dealmeup5 h, 28 m ago

Included in price (just over £63.72).Very tempting but the camera is …Included in price (just over £63.72).Very tempting but the camera is awful...


Seems ok to me. It's not a £1000 phone camera good. But for £400 it wouldnt be expected to be. It's very serviceable
No1_VIPER4 h, 31 m ago

You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having …You're getting a lot of phone for the money. If you don't mind not having things like a headphone jack, SD card slot and a couple of other things.... That some may consider "Essential"


128GB storage on board made me think SDCard isn't essential here.

Headphone jack arguably an issue for some.
I'm surprised you didn't say removable battery.
Lanlith33 m ago

128GB storage on board made me think SDCard isn't essential here. …128GB storage on board made me think SDCard isn't essential here. Headphone jack arguably an issue for some. I'm surprised you didn't say removable battery.


I always prefer to have an SD Card slot, so when switching phones you can just swap out the card to the new one and have all your stuff on it already. No messing about. I agree though 128GB ROM is nice.

For me personally, the lack on an AMOLED screen is the biggest issue. I think all flagship phones nowadays should have this as standard. If only for the battery saving side. With screens getting bigger and higher resolution, they're draining more and more battery. So why not do everything possible to help reduce that drain?
Mrswitch7 h, 17 m ago

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT BIT OF KIT FOR THE MONEY BTW.Camera is getting …ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT BIT OF KIT FOR THE MONEY BTW.Camera is getting better over time, this for £382 or the oneplus 5t for £68 more, I know which one I'd choose


Oneplus 5t
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KingRichard2224 m ago

Just chose that too


"just chose that too" boo.... Hissss....
How does this compare to iPhone se is is portable small
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wakkaday34 m ago

How does this compare to iPhone se is is portable small


Not iPhone se size, but it is a small handset for such a big screen. 5.8", but of course size isn't everything
BroonSauce25th Jan

He actually said it was trash due to it dropping in price a few weeks …He actually said it was trash due to it dropping in price a few weeks after launch. In his phone of the year vid he said if you can get it for $400 buy it immediately. Having said that my mate has one and it's utter garbage.


"Trash" "Garbage" - I'm guessing you are from across the pond?
Would rather pay Abit less and get a Xiaomi Mi6. Overall a much better phone.
WajAllRound25th Jan

Flossy carter said its garbage.


So did MKBHD and Unbox Therapy knot exactly), but this did get some serious knocks for lacking some "essentials"
AgentDaleCooper1 h, 19 m ago

"Trash" "Garbage" - I'm guessing you are from across the pond?


Obviously not. I'm guessing you don't work for the MI6.
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I was gonna name my profile trashgarbage, but then I thought people would think I was from America too
BroonSauce1 h, 4 m ago

Obviously not. I'm guessing you don't work for the MI6.


Did I upset you? I was just genuinely asking due to the vernacular. Man, people are so touchy on here.
AgentDaleCooper9 m ago

Did I upset you? I was just genuinely asking due to the vernacular. Man, …Did I upset you? I was just genuinely asking due to the vernacular. Man, people are so touchy on here.


No, you didn't upset me.
Then why the hostility?
The camera sticks out a bit doesn't it?

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Gozer17 h, 51 m ago

The camera sticks out a bit doesn't it?[Image]


Lol

I wish I got mine with a 360 camera during black Friday for the same price. But alas I didn't and don't think I would use the 360 camera add on much anyway.


(In the event that's a genuine question... That is a 360 camera add on)
Edited by: "Lanlith" 29th Jan
Fantastic piece of technology for a very tempting price. Actually the cheapest proper flagship out there. Heat!!!
Everyone complaining about picture quality, just see the latest review after tones of software updates. Significant improvement
For anyone who has this phone, could you tell me a little about what the software update situation is like? I know this runs a near-stock version of Android, so would hope it gets timely updates.

Am thinking about replacing my father's OnePlus 2 (which I won as a prize for attending the launch party for that phone) with another Android phone with a budget of c.£450 max. Like others had suggested, my thoughts were between this, the OnePlus 5T and the Samsung S8.

Any thoughts or helpful advice always appreciated.
justconfidence1 h, 17 m ago

For anyone who has this phone, could you tell me a little about what the …For anyone who has this phone, could you tell me a little about what the software update situation is like? I know this runs a near-stock version of Android, so would hope it gets timely updates.Am thinking about replacing my father's OnePlus 2 (which I won as a prize for attending the launch party for that phone) with another Android phone with a budget of c.£450 max. Like others had suggested, my thoughts were between this, the OnePlus 5T and the Samsung S8.Any thoughts or helpful advice always appreciated.


Yep. It's very stock like.
The camera app is really the only noticed difference
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Gozer28th Jan

The camera sticks out a bit doesn't it?[Image]


It is stock, full stop. As soon I switched mine on I had 5 updates pending, all to improve stability and performance. Most notably was the security updates were bang up to date. One was to fix a scrolling issue, and a couple to address camera issues, I believe oreo is just around the corner as well. So no issues with updates, and the camera is improving
Gozer28th Jan

The camera sticks out a bit doesn't it?[Image]


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