Rohan Kanagala, 05 Nov 2017hi, I am thinking of buying this phone or pixel 2 xl. can anyone tell me about overall softwar... moreThey're disturbingly similar, of course even Google Pixel 2 XL has more preinstalled apps than Essential PH-1. The Essential PH-1 has no preinstalled apps at all.
hi, I am thinking of buying this phone or pixel 2 xl. can anyone tell me about overall software performance and smoothness. Thanks
Purchased the Essential ph-1 for the new low price of $499 at that price the Essential became a true winner in the smartphones Arena with the new updates this phone is a champion of flagships- first and foremost it works an all networks that alone kills the competition the size equals and A grade 128 gb ram A grade price A grade the build Another A grade Camera a B grade and will get a A grade with future upgrades Essential mistake was the price out of the box at least they rectified that now!!! Phone gets a 9 out of 10 plus the haters out their were unbelievably hard on this company-
Just so you know, the screen is not repairable or replaceable if it is broken... ifixit.com gave it the worst repair rating ever... but not until after I got mine :(
Essential.com let me know after my phone fell out of my bag at a height of 3 feet that the glass cannot be replaced. Nice big fan of cracks and a chunk out of the bottom of the screen- I don't buy insurance because I usually just pay for any repairs out of pocket - it's cheaper - and honestly, I've never broken a phone before... when I got my PH-1, there were no cases made for this phone because of the edge to edge screen...they did sell "holsters" that it would fit in but who wants one of those - so think twice about whether you want to spend money on a phone that can't be fixed...
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2017Why review a phone only 5000 people have bought... Who cares? Are you saying you only buy things because other people did?
fazmattaz, 26 Oct 2017Garbage?!?! is it that bad? what bout all these updates and tweeks and what have you? Doesnt t... moreYes, the camera is just that bad. In terms of quality, the camera's tone, sharpness, and focus are just subpar compared to this year's competition. People say that if you want to improve the PH-1's camera, you have to install a Pixel Camera app. Doesn't mean the PH-1 is a bad phone or anything. It was bad before but after the price drop, it has become a reasonable phone to buy at 500 USD (As long as you can ignore the camera quality). If you are looking for a phone with a good camera for 500 USD or less, you gotta look at One Plus 5 or LG G6.
Karolus, 24 Oct 2017The PH-1 is a very solid phone that lacks certain features to make it a truly complete "Essent... moreGarbage?!?! is it that bad? what bout all these updates and tweeks and what have you? Doesnt the HDR+ google appmake any difference?
Since the Pixel phones are a disapointment, it loks like great alternative.
The PH-1 is a very solid phone that lacks certain features to make it a truly complete "Essential" phone. The software is great and hardware is premium so that is a pretty good thing. No bloatware either if you buy it directly from Essential. The camera on the other hand... garbage. If you are a consumer looking for a phone with a premium build and solid specs while not caring about the camera, the PH-1 may be your best choice. With the recent price drop, this phone is looking a lot more appealing to non-mainstream consumers.
Nokia, 18 Sep 2017Designing a phone, giving colourful phones NOKIA is master.Loooool failure
Price is now down to $499.
After using it for couple of weeks, I would say I am very happy with phone, hardware is amazing and software is pure Android like Pixel, it has IP54 for water and dust proof, battery life is good too, just wish camera can be par with Note 8 or iPhone 7/8 Plus.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2017Why review a phone only 5000 people have bought... Who cares? All youtubers did it. The phone has been talked. The company didn't sold just 5000. That is just from Sprint. Overall is a good phone. So why not?
Vbaptista, 12 Oct 2017Why didn't GSMarena reviewed this phone yet? Why review a phone only 5000 people have bought... Who cares?
phone looks great and has gud specs,but its too expensive for indian market
why would i buy 45000 phone of a company only a hand full of people knows exists...
if this phone was say rs 25000...i would buy it without thniking twice