Shame on GSMARENA for not making a detailed review of this beauty....
You should do a Re-review of this phone after all the updates and the price that has been changed to $449 or $500. That totally changes the perspective of this phone.
still no full review???
iPhone review s came out after a week and we still aren't getting any reviews, is there even going to be one????
Jonbox, 07 Nov 2017software is buttery smooth. I am coming from an s8. While I think the s8 is def better, I thin... moreI really like this comment, never loiked at it like that before but i have noticed there updates are on piint so far. I just hope it diesnt fall off really quick like some other companies do in that regard.
reader, 28 Nov 2017no estabilization. no noise cancellation Shutter lags no removable battery and so on.. ... moreSo you are just ignoring the Snapdragon 835, the screen to body ratio and small size of the phone? The 128GB included storage?
no noise cancellation
no removable battery
and so on..
for 500$ retail?
essential buyer, 28 Nov 2017Where do I find it? the least I could find it is for 500$. Please post a link if you can.https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Worlds-Smallest-degree-Camera/dp/B075TNZDC7/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=vergecm2017-20&linkId=88d2774c6c5ac6774a41ee8181b31781
thomasmuller88, 27 Nov 2017Essential PH-1 now just $400 with the 360 Camera included ...Where do I find it? the least I could find it is for 500$. Please post a link if you can.
Essential PH-1 now just $400 with the 360 Camera included ...
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Hitchhy, 12 Nov 2017What about now that is 450 and has been updating some staff ? Is it worth ?I got mine today and did the update. Phone works pretty well. There is only camera lag when I turn on HDR. Phone is pretty snappy and looks great. I love that I can get flagship specs for $500.
raincityuser, 12 Nov 2017The Essential's battery is not replaceable by ANY method, including the company's repair depar... moreIt's not true that the battery isn't replaceable by the company. You heat (only) the perimeter of the front face to ~85C to loosen the glue while a suction cup is attached to remove the front face. From there, the damage iFixIt led you to believe (when they FROZE THE LCD in attempts to peel up the display and snapped it) is unavoidable is easily avoided. As iFixIt mentions, they use stretch release adhesive on the internals for easier repair even. This has been stated online by the company itself. Freezing a device and cracking it open isn't a legitimate vector of safe repair to start with, sorry to say.
Hitchhy, 12 Nov 2017What about now that is 450 and has been updating some staff ? Is it worth ?They fixed the camera (mostly), the cut the price, and they replaced the fabric speaker grille with a metal one. Yeah I would say it is pretty worth it now if you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing phone with top-tier build quality and stock Android. Otherwise just spend a little bit more for a Oneplus 5/5t when it comes out or an LG G6. Both of those phones can offer more within the same price bracket. This is Essential's first phone so it should be expected that it wouldn't do very well. Just wait til next year if you are interested in Essential's products.