Remember the Nextbit Robin? It's about $109 brand new in box. It is loaded with compromises; absolutely no more support from Nextbit after being acquired by Razer. The phone was not purchasable from their shop. Even if one were to purchase one, they would have to find a case as the phone is entirely made from plastic. I have also heard of battery bloating, and I have no idea if batteries are even sold for it.
I don't see Essential scrapping their Essential phone just yet. What we should worry about is the fear of Essential being acquired and discontinuing support, maybe even warranties, for their "disposable" titanium and ceramic box. I would love a rose gold option.
No more update and no more support. Even warranty will not be honored. I wouldn't pay $500 for a phone from a company that no longer exists
Not surprised at all... So much hype even before company made their first prototype is doomed to failure. The inventor of android and all that blah blah blah... Give me a break.
Ifixit give Essential a repair mark of 1. That is just poor design. No matter how much Ceramic and Titanium you tape on it when the whole phone is poorly designed. All screen but the strange looking dot for camera! Seriously?
The promo in Canada is 350$ off apparently, but no mentions of this referal scheme. (Was 1050$, now 699$). Must go on their website with CA IP and French as language (EN shows US pricing). Telus didn't updated their pricing though so the promo isn't on.
If I bought this phone I would expect it to never receive a software update. For security or Android updates. Taking that into consideration I would be willing to pay $299 for it.
MarcoK., 23 Oct 2017Still you're getting a buggy slower version of a OnePlus 5 with worse camera and ugly screen, ... moresimple. oneplus 5 looks dated. this one looks more like a 2017 phone. eventho i don't like the cut out at all.
JMTM, 23 Oct 2017$500 is great price for this phone but I'm pretty sure the price will go even lower during bla... moreYes, that was what I tought as well. This company has some good ideas but a terrible S&D strategy. Even for a start-up.
R31ya, 23 Oct 2017Apparently after selling only a bit more than 5000 unit by September, the sales in October is ... moreMy complaint is that just two years ago there were FOUR O/Ses now we are down to two, the other one does not have memory expansion
Without a 'name' you can't expect to sell your flagship phone albeit with similar specs the same as other flagship.
There is so little display space that you are at the mercy of the sales staff, so by default only the top seller are displayed. https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8710&idPhone2=8647&idPhone3=8693
The price cut should get it noticed and boost sales, so if you know what phone you want before you walk in you should get it
Comparison OnePlus 5 and Z2 Force, all Snapdragon 835, my preferred Snapdragon 835 is available on all networks but only online,
UK, I am sure sales would increase if it had a store present but Android devices are being released at a phenomenal rate, so even though a flagship except for Gsmarena the Pixel and Pixel 2 an Android iPhone I would not know.
No disrespect but I doubt that many even research to the NHS degree the specs on their phone
Problems are if your prone lacks a feature you expected it to have
Only sold in USA and Canada, buggy, new start-up means this is a massive gamble, I'd wait for the next generation (if they ever get there).
For hipsters out there, this is now a good price to buy this phone. It's competing against the Mi Mix 2 and OnePlus 5. The headphone jack add on module will come soon to sort of add more chin for the PH-1 but it's okay. Though I have a Nokia 8 now, I sorta wished I could've waited for the inevitable discount on the PH-1 to look cool. Titanium and Ceramic for $500 is a steal.
Still you're getting a buggy slower version of a OnePlus 5 with worse camera and ugly screen, why would anyone want to buy this? I mean even it it was 400 I would prefer the oneplus 5
$500 is great price for this phone but I'm pretty sure the price will go even lower during black Friday.
I'm not sure how long this company will last though, meaning this could be their first and the last product with absolutely no support.
The phone needs more marketing and also they have to price it right, this is a new brand and it is not easy to ask people to buy it for high price being a new brand with almost no marketing. But anyway, this price is much better.