5000 phones only? Wow. Looks like they are selling in some very tiny European nation. Here in India Xiaomi sells around 100000 devices in one day flash sell.
For a phone with the name "Essential" in it, it is lacking plenty of ESSENTIAL features like a headphone jack and expandable storage, and a removable battery. Not to mention it had almost ZERO repairability because you'll basically have to destroy the screen to get to the inside to replace the battery and other internals.
case study example between One Plus success and Essential failure
Sawsan, 29 Sep 2017An Apple-like strategy to pricing doesn't make much sense since the iPhone enjoys a monopoly t... morePrice should not exceed $500. Bundled with 360 camera free. That way it may recover the manufacturing cost at least. Or else they may go the LeEco way.
Too Expensive with zero repairability score. Nobody want such phone.
Deserves failure for lack of conventional headphone jack
An Apple-like strategy to pricing doesn't make much sense since the iPhone enjoys a monopoly that the Essential phone can only dream of. With captive audience, Apple can price their phones as high as they want and people will still buy it. The Essential phone has to compete against many more established and better equipped Android phones, many of which are priced lower. It will be a resounding failure imo, unless they cut its price dramatically that is.
Why cant I find this Essential Phone Brand on the "All Brand" Phone Section?
Worse than the Nokia Lumia windows phones.
Kryo, 28 Sep 2017This phone has a Snapdragon 835 with 4 gigs of RAMyea i know..i mean if the chipset is weaker they probably can reduce the price further and alot ppl will buy it. it is a startup company ofcourse not many ppl will invest a lot of money on flagship price. most ppl will rather buy other known brand like samsung s8 or even xiaomi mi mix.
That's what do you get for emitting the 3.5 phone jack. And you dare to call yourself essential, Essential my @ss
I don't know what the Essential Phone really offered to the consumer..
Perhaps there wasn't just the space on the market for it, and people in general didn't see any reason to get it over an iPhone or Samsung..
I'd would have been interested to buy it if it had SD Card slot.
So I'd rather get the Sharp Aquos S2. I know it has SD 630 / 660 but considering how good chipsets are these days i don't think the difference will be that big.
And the price difference is huge.
Good. I hope this phone gets cheaper fast. Might turn into something I'd want to buy.
There was much more than 5000 ppl in the comments here(gsmarena) that claimed they preorder it...
So where are now all the trolls that worshiped this "miracle" of a phone?
Hint:look up the comment section for iphone X ;)
well for a phone with the name "essential" in it, it doesn't have the real essential features like a headphone jack, stereo speakers and micro sd card slot.
Fitbri, 28 Sep 2017i am surprised as its really beautiful and solid. great specs... just everything !I like the phone too but it's just first generation I will be open to buying a second generation one if it's good