The damn thing was not even available in most markets. I would love to buy one but they are not available.
Poor marketing, sales and distribution. If they had sold this at 450 usd in China & india, things would have been quite different.
Anonymous, 26 May 2018Essentially FLOPPED you wont be missed!!!Oh nice comment. A company that actually gives a crap about security and software updates and you bag them.
Go back to Samsung and Huawei who don't give a crap about either.
What was the company's expectation? They need full market control in this beginning stage?
Anonymous, 25 May 2018A removable battery is the only thing that is essential on a phone apart from the screen.
N... moreWell, if one is already that much forgetful, what makes one so sure that bringing a spare within reach at all times wouldn't be forgotten, too? Wouldn't tagging along a spare deem inconvenient, too, especially if it's not always necessary to do so.
If you haven't experienced already, once battery is taken out, some phones do reset settings and features to their defaults. One would have to set all those up again the moment the phone is powered on with the freshly replaced battery
"He also said "no one (including me at this moment) knows what the best thing for the company will be.""
This is the single most important, and probably the only, line that definitively concludes any of your inquest about the company's direction, that is nowhere
AnonD-1385, 25 May 2018To OBG: What a stupid comment. Are you trying to say the P9 Plus is lamer than the P9 or P9... moreDuh, you can't even read? I said the pro version is lamer (Lame being the opposite of pro), said nothing against the plus versions. They do suck too, but less than the non-plus versions.
Will be a loser just like Pixel, which isnt sold in many countries as of now.
You guys never tried to sell it. How the hell did you decide it was a failure?. A lot of people waiting for your phone outside America. Your phone and company all are good but your sales team is a utter failure. They waited soooooooo loooooong to launch the first phone. Stop whining and try again....
yet another ultra articulate money garner.
why in the world would anyone invest in company that's it main direction and product is to compete with ESSENTIALLY a same product that of already successful giant companies? And in a market that is massively saturated with product already? Even amazon couldn't break into it with their attempt a few years back with their own phone. Hello Rubin, maybe you should go start up yet another EV company? There's an original idea... (not serious)
Essential had failure written all over it from the beginning. Swallow that pill, its truth.
Sir Alucard, 25 May 2018I agree on everything except the removable b. I get that people miss it, but for the love of G... moreA removable battery is the only thing that is essential on a phone apart from the screen.
Never having to charge the phone (charging a spare), never havinph"battery anxiety" (carrying a spare at all times).
Seriously autonomy is the most important things on mobiles. It cannot be solved by a big battery, because a you still have to charge it, (b) if you forget you are back to 0. Also makes the phone unecessarily big. You cannot forget to charge the spare. When you do the swap you also put the spare to charge (unless you are out somewhere).
Stallion, 25 May 2018Great hardware they just have to make the software better (apps and features) and it's gonna b... moreThe software improvements transformed it over the last 9 months. Current release is a stable Oreo 8.1, and the camera is much improved as well. Side-loading of the hacked Pixel Camera APK is possible as an alternative. It's not a class-leading camera, but then again, the phone has been available for just $460 CAD since January (until channel retail stock runs out).
Anonymous, 25 May 2018They deserve that situation. The phone design is retarded. No sd card, no headphone port, and ... moreYou don't seem to know what you're talking about - the Essential's screen is rectangular on the bottom (slightest curvature on the corners), with rounded corners on the top to match the curvature of the phone.
I said ages ago that the poor sales didn't bode well for the future products or support options. Rubbish availability outside the US didn't help
They could have had it so easy with many customers waiting in lines..
Just had to put TOP-SPEC ESSENTIALS inside with no notch & that's it. ;)
Anonymous, 25 May 2018Most non-essential brand and phone ever.
Funny, everything is backwards nowadays. Like "liber... moreTo OBG:
What a stupid comment. Are you trying to say the P9 Plus is lamer than the P9 or P9 Lite? If that's what you are saying then you obviously don't know anything about smartphones and technology!!!
MarcioR, 25 May 2018Most bankrupt companies launch phones with an absurd pricetag. Look at HTC. Now look at onepl... more Well..... I think most companies going down don't have a choice, as they think they would operate at a loss if they sell their devices cheaper then what it costed to make them.... Or not price it enough to cover the cost to make the phones+profits to reput the company in a good idea!