You called the 3090 mah battery average in the Nokia 8 but call this battery decent sized even though its a teeny bit smaller. Consistency please
kevin97, 28 Aug 2017Once the iPhone 8 will launch, the Essential will be the closes Android design that will match... moreXiaomi Mi Mix, G6, and Aquos S2 all chases the zero-bezel design.
Extra Kudos for G6 design for having bezeless design and still manage to carry ip68 and MIL-STD 810G certification. You have to get the S8Active if you want the MIL-STD 810G in samsung.
G6 also noted for having better camera, audio, and still have micro-sd and headphone jack. Tough it is still 821 instead of the 835.
Claudiu.Lucian, 28 Aug 2017The Essential phone is one of the most interesting ones from the 1st half of 2017, I hope they... moreGizmodo drop their unit, while the titanium part is fine, the plastic/ceramic covering around the titanium ring dented/chipped.
Problem being the titanium frame seems to be embedded-in/sandwiched by flimsier plastic/ceramic frame.
It won't be a problem if its a single block titanium body like HTC with their single block aluminum flagship or the titanium cover the entire sides (without plastic/ceramic sandwich), but well...
At a time where the Galaxy s8+ it's dropping the price, I can't see people buying this instead.
Interesting to see how much this will be when eventually released in UK.
The Essential phone is one of the most interesting ones from the 1st half of 2017, I hope they keep their promises and the titanium+ceramic combo is that durable to drops.
please give respect!
They are struggling to innovate in 2017 by removing External SD slot & 3.5 mm jack, coz it need a big courage
This phone looks unfinished. Hideous front with distracting camera window in the middle of the screen at the top. Bad camera. Lackluster specs for a highend smartphone. No essential features whatsoever (pun intended). There's no redeeming quality other than the hype surrounding this phone before release.
Once the iPhone 8 will launch, the Essential will be the closes Android design that will match the iPhone 8, and so it will sell like hot cakes. Nothing can come close to its design right now, every other phone looks outdated.
Well, essentially you can get the solid build Nokia 8 (bezels are for sturdiness...)
with slightly smaller screen, better audio/mic's, same - MEDIOCRE camera - for around 150$ less ...
That's very interesting - the same peoole who says crappy Nokia 8 for 700$ is cheap and literally miracle saying here that better specs and much better design and components for the same price is nothing worth to buy. Essential is one of most noticable phone of the year, especially for this price. Not fake nokia or overhyped oneplus.
I think overall itÂ’s a good phone with great spec & design.
But for a flagship, itÂ’s essential to have waterproof, wireless charging & better camera in 2017. If they use AMOLED screen and provide headphone jack, it could have been justify with their brand name.
The software is free from Google and Essential didn't improve on it so of all the $700 you paid, all $700 is for the phone. This is greater margin than any other phone on the market. Essential won't even update after 2 years
I Hope Essential won't succeed.
This Phone is one of worst flagships this year
And you can tell that just by reading articles. T.T
"With these specs, Essential is hoping that the PH-1 will last more than a standard yearly cycle"...with titanium and ceramic the phone should last (tech relevance) atleast 5 years with software upgrade, else Nokia-3310 is way to go.
meow-, 28 Aug 2017if it had waterproof, oled screen, and better camera. it could've been one of the best phonesRather unfortunately it doesn't. You may need to wait for PH-1s or PH-2 for all of those.
Oh, Endgadget review is up and it confirm what Gizmodo complained about, bad camera and lackluster screen compared to flagships.
It seems to have decent battery, look pretty, but the rest only manage to reach "no complain" level...
Not sure about the rest of you but for $700 smartphone, i need at least "good or mostly great". It's not the second coming of +1 and still very much behind LG, Samsung, and Apple.