AnonD-393912, 30 Aug 2017Good news for you, it is gorgeous, have decent battery life, and a SD835.
But that screen if ... moreThe screen is tack sharp and looks better than my S7, the S7 whites look dirty, I did a video test with both phones, the PH-1 had better more natural color reproduction, the greens and colors are lush on the PH-1 while there is also no banding in certain scenes like with OLED displays, mostly night sky and bright day sky, this has always been an issue with AMOLED/OLED/PDP's "they have gotten better, but it's still there", displays using phosphorus diods. The PH-1's blacks are black not gray, the screen looks great, I have no regrets. I played this video on both phones at 50% brightness with adaptive brightness off. I preferred the PH-1 picture, the colors where lush and the skin tones looked natural. The camera takes nice pictures "and it's not all reviewers", certain reviews have done a piss poor job, it's understandable they know where their money comes from, Samlag and Apple. I used this camera app which has done wonders for the camera. Essential will eventually fix it, as it's software related, not hardware related.
What is the point of having a TITANIUM phone when batteries sucks!!!! Frankly, I rather get a cheaper phone with excellent battery.
It is the battery,,,dummy!
AnonD-234961, 29 Aug 2017The front corners of the Essential are from plastic, which will dent as easily as aluminum. Th... moreGood news for you, it is gorgeous, have decent battery life, and a SD835.
But that screen if subpar compared to other flagship (AMOLED, OLED, Apple's LCD) and the camera is currently stated as the worst one in flagship grade.
AnonD-434295, 28 Aug 2017Those front camera really drives my OCD!! ARGHHHH!!!! The front camera is where it is supposed to be "centered",
all other phones have it in the wrong location, this is the first company that figured out how to place the front camera in the correct location without interfering with the top speaker.
AnonD-393912, 29 Aug 2017I prefer G6 or S8Active Bezelless/minimal bezel take that keep some corner for the ip68 and M... moreThe front corners of the Essential are from plastic, which will dent as easily as aluminum. The titanium finish is just a gimmick, it will only protect the rear.
However, just look at it once more. Gorgeous design which surpasses all other phones. I don't care about water proofing, MIL-STD or other paper-specs. I care about compactness, battery life, screen quality, processing power, and maybe the camera (for me it doesn't, for others it does, a lot). These are the things that really matter to daily use.
AnonD-234961, 28 Aug 2017You mistake "bezel-less" with "smaller bezels". G6 and S8 have smaller bezels, they are not be... moreI prefer G6 or S8Active Bezelless/minimal bezel take that keep some corner for the ip68 and MIL-STD-810G certification.
It also raise a question for the essential with its titanium marketing and yet not ipxx or mil-std certification. Considering Gizmodo manage to dent/chip their unit in a single fall, is it all cosmetic?
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2017Gaaaarbage small battery boring designWhat other companies are using titanium and ceramic.
ZloiYuri, 28 Aug 2017It's a lie. Nokia 8 costs the same 700$. With worst materials, 5-years old design and slowest ... moreNo, Nokia 8 is 599$ ! in Europe available for 549 Euro, it`s priced as affordable flagship, compared to this Essential is expensive not having advantage in HW Specs.
AnonD-39937, 28 Aug 2017The Essential phone is one of the most interesting ones from the 1st half of 2017, I hope they... moreIt should've been the most interesting phone in the first half of 2017...
Just happens that now is (nearly)September,and the phone is nowhere to be seen.Quircky eh?
AnonD-393912, 28 Aug 2017Xiaomi Mi Mix, G6, and Aquos S2 all chases the zero-bezel design.
Extra Kudos for G6 design f... more"the bottom edge is home to the loudspeaker, single USB-C port (no headphone jack) SIM and *microSD* card tray, and an in-call mic."