AnonD-642976, 19 Nov 2017on a 400 - 500 USD/Euro budget i would go with the xiaomi mi6 or the oneplus 5(T) - ok the one... moreThanks for your input I'll consider the Mi6 even if I hate MIUI, but I'll also wait and see if the Essential drops under $400 before the year is over lol
AnonD-702955, 15 Nov 2017What would you recommend? on a 400 - 500 USD/Euro budget i would go with the xiaomi mi6 or the oneplus 5(T) - ok the oneplus is a bit more then 400 bugs.
as an alternative you could try to get a good deal on ebay for the samsung galaxy S8 or the Sony XZ1 Compact.
for me xiaomi is the upcoing android champion for a smaller budget (400 USD/Euros is still salty)
AnonD-702955, 13 Nov 2017It's next Monday did they drop the price yet lol you got me there bro :-)
when I read the first time about the phone I was thinking that this was a high risk operation. not just for the company but also for potential clients. today I would not bet 400 USD on a brand that might not exist anymore by - lets say - march 2018. no updates, no warrenty, no spare parts = no fun, no future.
I was a fan of the project but we got to a point where I am saying that almost every major brand is a better coice than essential is. and for 400 USD you can buy pretty good 835 snapdragon phones these days. you should go with one of these.
AnonD-642976, 07 Nov 2017next monday XDIt's next Monday did they drop the price yet lol
AnonD-702955, 07 Nov 2017Where do you live the Amazon rainforest? Anywhere in the tropics climate nation only have 2 season, dry and rain.
Island nation like England and Japan also have their fair share of rain.
AnonD-393912, 06 Nov 2017Problem being they released a year too late. Bezelless phone can be a big thing a year ago bu... moreYeah great points there but you totally missed all the fuse around sony's bezels(which a couple others have BTW). Besides, I can't believe you/others are already falling for this "TARGET" hype. This phone won't do shit more than others... I repeat, won't play SHIT(games) more than others.
AnonD-702955, 07 Nov 2017I'll wait till it's well under $400 lol next monday XD
SpiritWolf, 06 Nov 2017And why exactly should people pay more for something they must throw away after 2 years of use... moreThat's the point there are no flagship smartphones with a removable battery anymore, guess you're stuck with your old phones and low-end smartphones/feature phones lol
When a lady colleague of mine wanted to change from using a buttoned cell phone to a smartphone, she don't play games, just for calls and smses, whatsapp and abit of browsing. Then I recommended her a Snapdragon 400 series smartphone LG stylus 2 and she is happy with it after almost 1 yr+. Seriously I don't understand why we need such overpriced high end phone, for mobile gaming?
Sales must be horrendous....and for good reason...no 3.5mm, stupid notch, overpriced at launch, buggy, ect. I think this phone will level off at 350 so the company has the sales volume to stay afloat long enough to release v2 for $500 next year.
AnonD-713698, 06 Nov 2017Oh god one of these dudes... Let me guess, you believe 9/11 was caused by the government?Actually, it was.
AnonD-102477, 06 Nov 2017What?? 200 bucks for a snapdragon 835 titanium phone?
Are you kidding me??
I know this is no... moreAnd why exactly should people pay more for something they must throw away after 2 years of use because they have no option to prolong its lifetime? 2017 or not but i will never ever buy a phone with sealed battery. When there are no smartphones left with removable battery i will downgrade to feature phone without hesitation.
Right now i am using my Nokia 808 and MS Lumia 950XL (both have removable battery) and i am happy.
Trump Fan 1980, 06 Nov 2017 Are you gonna get one (?) :-) .Nope. I'm an analog audio guy. Also I hate the notch. And with those poor sales, the device could get unsupported early or the company could get bought and the device forgotten.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2017No it isn't a good smartphone and neither are the other "flagships" - the difference really is... moreOh god one of these dudes... Let me guess, you believe 9/11 was caused by the government?
What did I say, for Christmas you can expect around 200. It could be best speced phone for lowest price, that would definitely be worth of its name :)
NoToBrandLoyalty, 06 Nov 2017Still overpriced considering it lacks the ESSENTIAL features like a headphone jack, removable ... moreWhen a person walks into a store they really are in the hands of the salesperson, I really think that it a very small % under 5% that know the full specs of their phone
Some of the comments are ill-informed despite being here so https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8710&idPhone2=8720
If you're Google and have a name behind you, if not it is unlikely that the handset will be in store also
$440 is the difference, marketing cost, advertising practices could be a reason why, but one phone is almost twice the cost of the other