At $700, the is just $250 -- and that's an incredible deal.. At $500, it was worth a look, . But today, for Amazon Prime Day, the Essential Phone See the Essential Phone at Amazon ($250)
We're talking about a phone with issues, yes -- read-- but also an unlocked phone with a gorgeous design, dual cameras with portrait mode, plenty of storage, compatibility with every major cellular carrier (though we had a few issues with T-Mobile), and regular Android updates.
It's easily one of the most consistently updated Android phones outside of Google's own Pixels, even during a period when the company.
Now, you can get it for the price of an entry-level handset. If you're a bargain hunter, I might give it a go.