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."
Ηowever interesting it may be i can not see how new companies hope to succeed with prices north of 700Â€. It may be special but it's also hugely expensive.
All that work and it comes with a little battery and no wireless charging because it needed to be made out of titanium to drive up the premium price. I looks cool and I like the idea. I just think it falls a little short sighted... OnePlus does this a lot better with a much lower price point. If they would just add some dang wireless charging!