The Hydrogen One is now only $645, which is $645 more than you should spend on it | The Verge

akrales_181025_3026_0179.0 The Hydrogen One is now only $645, which is $645 more than you should spend on it | The VergePhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Nearly a year after launch, RED has dropped the price on its Hydrogen One smartphone to $645 — a price that is still too expensive for what you get, and even at launch, would not have justified all of the phone’s shortcomings. The 50 percent price drop, spotted by Sascha Segan of PCMag, seems to have been implemented on RED’s website sometime in the past week. The phone originally sold for $1,295.

Even with this dramatic price drop, the Hydrogen One remains a terrible deal. A brand new iPhone 11 — a remarkably better phone, with much better cameras and video shooting capabilities (something RED fans might care about) — costs just $54 more. And most year-old phones are even cheaper: the iPhone XR is now down to $599, and Google’s Pixel 3…

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