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Essential - Essential Phone 128GB - Pure White (Sprint)

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Go bold and lightweight with your next cellphone when you pick up this Essential Phone. Android technology offers reliable app support, and the edge-to-edge screen offers ultra-crisp viewing of videos and pictures. Slim in design, this Essential Phone features dual-facing cameras, letting you enjoy video calls with friends and co-workers.
$18.75/mo.
$12.49/mo.
for 24 months
Save $150 ($6.26/mo.)
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$0.00 down for qualified customers. Tax on full retail price due at time of sale. 0% APR, Full price: $449.99.
  • Sprint
  • Unlocked
Color:
Pure White
  • Black Moon
  • Pure White

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Overview

What's Included


  • Charger
  • Essential Phone with 128GB Memory Cell Phone
  • Get started guide
  • Important information booklet
  • SIM card installed
  • USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
72% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 14)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

The octa-core 2.45GHz processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 8.1 Oreo OS

PH-1 runs pure Android. You get a smooth experience that is fast and fluid with no unnecessary apps or preloads.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast web connection for downloading applications, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.71" Quad HD touch screen

This extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing videos, photos and playing games.

13.0MP rear-facing camera for pictures and 4K videos

Captures clearer pictures with laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. Also includes a front-facing 8.0MP camera for self-portraits and videos.

128GB internal memory

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more.

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.

Weatherproof design

Provides protection from water and dust ingress (IP54).

Titanium body

Unlike aluminum, which most phones are made of, titanium does not scratch, dent or bend.


Customer rating

Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

71%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone hands down!

    Posted
    cadamlewis3636
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Essential phone is the most underrated cell phone out. I only found out about it visiting a best buy and went back to this store half a dozen times to look at it before commiting and purchasing it. Just a cool phone. Blacked out, no bloatware, instantly updated to Android 9.0 with the pixel 2. Fast and responsive with more storage than I can use. They say the flaw us the camera, well I disagree , yea you can't zoom half a mile away and see nose hairs in the shot, but really, im not a sniper or bird watcher. It takes great pictures. The resolution is fantastic, I can't see pixles greater than the first amoled screen and you can't either but if claim you can this screen rocks. It has a notch but it's real small. Love the phone that doesn't need markings and insignia to stand out as a status symbol. I mean c'mon don't you feel like a douche getting a case for a phone with a hole cut so you can show it's an iphone? This phone stands out in the fact it doesn't try.They just released some cool new colors. Cons: just one. You can't find crap for cases made for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic phone at a bargain price!

    Posted
    Minkus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was initially worried about making the jump from VZW to Sprint for a number of reason... however I've always been a fan of getting things that NOT everyone else has (i.e. Samsung or Apple phones) and the promise of a super inexpensive PH-1 put me over the edge. And let me say I've been very pleased with the decision overall! Everyone initially gave this phone low marks for its camera, and at the time it deserved it. However updates (probably almost 6 month ago now?) made the camera a non-issue. Camera performance is now far better than my S7 work phone, and on par with my wife's iPhone 8+. Very solid phone that feels good in your hand. Not gigantic, so I don't feel like I need one of those pop sockets to keep from throwing it every time I pull it out of my pocket. Great screen, and solid battery life. And the Sprint service has been totally worth switching as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No texting on Sprint!

    Posted
    ksw504

    This is a beautiful new phone from a new company. I love the idea of just having pure Android, no bloatware. The storage is great and the hardware is top notch but Android messages does not work! I can send text messages all day long but the phone does not receive messages. I checked Sprints website and it seems to be a widespread issue for this phone. Sprint needs to figure this out because nobody will get this phone if you can't send messages. I tried every other messaging app in the Google play store, even paid apps and I could not receive messages unless someone was using the same app. They did seem to fix the camera issue. The camera isn't really bright but there wasn't any lag from whet a lot or reviewers commented on. If Sprint can fix this issue then I'd consider getting another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More Than Most

    Posted
    Scooter57
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very hesitant before I purchased the Essential PH-1, mostly due to negative reviews but now that I have been using the phone for awhile, I've never been as happy with a phone than I am with this one. I test drove a few other phones before buying this one, This phone exceeds my expectations. And proves the people that review phone are bias against this phone for one reason or another. BTW the camera is not as bad as the reviews have stated.... Constant updates on the camera app have improved the functionality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Fluid Glass Phone

    Posted
    LonelyShadow
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The device is definitely a head turner. Many people ask about the phone and who makes it. To which I respond with "Essential Phone." The main problem is, no one has heard about it and for the price is tough to compete with other phones. The original price is definitely not something I recommend. Always try to get this on sale, but even now I refrain from anyone buying this phone due to the cancellation of an essential V2. The main reason I got the phone was for the looks and the OS being stock android. So if you do get this phone it'll be an okay experience still, just get it at a discount.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good phone so far

    Posted
    Momof6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It seem to be a good phone, no issues so far (keeping fingers crossed). Just wish the mobile “expert” knew more about the working of the phone since there is no manual either with the phone or on the website the paper directs you to use. Also, no case or screen protector is available for this phone either through Best Buy or Sprint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea lacks execution.

    Posted
    Joetdunford3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really wanted to like this phone It has the right amount of storage and RAm. Has vanilla android and is plenty fast. The issue I had was that it did not make or receive calls and texts intermittently. Without those 2 features it was not a phone. I returned it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Phone, Bad Camera

    Posted
    aggiemaroon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Phone is very snappy, and the display is brilliant. Honestly the camera is the only downside of this phone, but I don't snap a ton of pictures with my phone anyway. Highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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