Update 12/21: B&H currently has two Sony Xperia devices on sale from $100. First is the Xperia E5 16GB unlocked smartphone for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $150). If you’re looking for a little more power, there’s the Xperia M5 16GB smartphone for $129.99 shipped (Reg. $180). Though reviews on both devices here are slim, Sony phone are generally very well-liked.

Amazon currently has the unlocked Essential Phone bundled with its 4K 360-degree camera for $499.99 shipped. Separately, the Essential Phone is $450 and the camera runs around $150. If you’re looking for a beautiful phone with 128GB of storage and a great 360-degree camera, this bundle is perfect for you. The Essential Phone has a 4.2/5 star rating and the 4K 360-degree camera is rated 4.4/5 stars.

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Essential Phone features:

  • The Essential Phone is expertly crafted using titanium and ceramic, with an edge-to-edge Full Display and uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
  • Edge-to-edge Full Display – With the stunning edge-to-edge Full Display on the Essential Phone there’s finally a large-screen device that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
  • The world’s thinnest dual camera system – The camera system consists of color and monochrome sensors to capture up to 200% more light than traditional phone cameras. This results in stunning images that are rich in color and detail, even in low light.
  • Accessories that simply click – With the phone’s revolutionary magnetic connector, accessories can easily attach to your device so it’s future-proof and always up-to-date.

Essential 4K 360-degree camera features:

  • Capture your world in complete surround with the world’s smallest 4K 360 degrees Camera that is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 SoC
  • No need for any dongles or chargers. Connects to Essential phone’s magnetic connector
  • Captures both 360-degree video and still images
  • Dual 12MP fish-eye imager – captures UHD video at 30fps
  • 4x microphones in a 3D ambisonic tetrahedral arrangement


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