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!
AnonD-393912, 28 Aug 2017Xiaomi Mi Mix, G6, and Aquos S2 all chases the zero-bezel design.
Extra Kudos for G6 design f... moreYou mistake "bezel-less" with "smaller bezels". G6 and S8 have smaller bezels, they are not bezel-less. Even the Essential is not bezel-less, but it is much closer than the others.
And the Sharp Aquos S2 has lame diagonal-cut corners, covered by a wallpaper. It doesn't even count :)
Envision, 28 Aug 2017Well, essentially you can get the solid build Nokia 8 (bezels are for sturdiness...) with sli... moreIt's a lie. Nokia 8 costs the same 700$. With worst materials, 5-years old design and slowest camera on market.
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
AnonD-234961, 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.
AnonD-39937, 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.