Tipounet, 12 Jan 2019Living in Canada, battery is really sensible to cold weather and makes the phone turns off at 0%.I have yet to see ANY device that doesn't shut down at 0%, LOL! But I guess you meant 0 degrees... This might be an issue, depending on where you live, bur on Pacific coast it's OK...
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2019Who is your carrier? Different carriers use different 4G / LTE bands. This phone covers all th... moreKoodo.
Places at work that had plenty of signal were non existent when using the Essential.
And considering it doesnÂ’t have the wifi calling feature I had to sell it.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2019Also.... Bad cell signal. As I write this on my iPhone I have 2 bars. Same spot with the ... moreWho is your carrier? Different carriers use different 4G / LTE bands. This phone covers all the AT&T bands, plus the ones they're developing.
best phone for under 300 dollars. Actually I bought for 160 USD in china without box (only phone). great battery life, great camera ( when installed Google camera mod pictures like pixel 2 ).
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2019Had this for last couple days now.
Where it has great things about it I put it up on Kijiji ... moreAlso....
Bad cell signal.
As I write this on my iPhone I have 2 bars.
Same spot with the Essential I had none.
Had this for last couple days now.
Where it has great things about it I put it up on Kijiji to get my money back.
The camera is an absolute joke, my iPhone SE takes better pictures.
Fingerprint scanner is poor also.
Tipounet, 21 Sep 2018Using Essential Phone since April on daily basis, I don't regret purchase it yet. Since I got ... moreLiving in Canada, battery is really sensible to cold weather and makes the phone turns off at 0%.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2019Somebody local is selling this phone brand new in packaging.
I know the phone started out ro... more1. About 6 or 6.30 hours screen on time.
2. Camera is good, but not excellent. Not flagship camera. With good light conditions can make beautiful pics.
3. Yes, you can hide the notch, but there is no need to do this. Phone looks better with it.
I am very satisfied with essential phone
Somebody local is selling this phone brand new in packaging.
I know the phone started out rough but thereÂ’s been lots of updates.
So now that itÂ’s 2019 IÂ’d like to hear from owners.
HowÂ’s the battery life?
Does it have a double tap to open screen?
Can you hide the small notch?
The only issue I'm dealing with this phone is it doesn't connect to my parent's Spectrum 5G network for some reason. I have no issues with reception. My Moto E4 also doesn't connect to its Wi-Fi.
Both my LGs and iPhone SE connect. The SE tends to have slower speeds though. The LGs are the fastest. Weird. The benefit of having multiple phones but then having specific issues for each of them.
No FM radio and no 3.5 jack. Sorry, but they are Essential for me.
I'm the type of person who rarely drops my phone but I've accidentally had this phone fall on a hard surface twice already. Once on wooden floor and the other was earlier today in my room on tile.
Result? ZERO DAMAGE.
This phone is amazingly durable. Mine is the halo gray model with the matte finish. The durability reminds me of my first Android smartphone, the Nexus One. It almost just bounces and nothing happens.
One of the best phones I ever had. Trust me, I've tried them all. I experienced using over 15 different brands of phones. The Essential Phone is a keeper. Worth every cent of the $249.55 I paid for it and then some.
Fabulous phone, cant trust most reports cause they only reflect launch challenges that were quickly resolved. Have had it month and this is definitely a great phone. Picked it up for 350 and it easily takes on the overpriced so called superior phones! Don't forget, the opinions are often bought by the bigger players! This is phone is real competition.
Best phone I have ever owned, hands down. I haven't had a single problem with it, and I have taken some very nice pictures with this phone. Highly recommend.
EmiliaBedelia, 05 Dec 2018Probably the worst phone I have ever owned. After owning it for only the summer (and taking im... moreI have ordered and used two new PH-1's. They are terrific phones. Not issues to report so far after 6 months of use on first one. Have been noticing prices going up a little lately.
The only issue I have with my Essential Phone is sometimes I need to turn it off and soft reboot. Do it at least once a week or two.
If I haven't turned it off for at least a month, the touchscreen begins to wonk out and everything gets laggy and warmer.
This should be done to all smartphones though. Reboot it once in awhile.