Anonymous, 25 May 2018Umm, how can it be underrated when it lacks essential features?The iconic Notch, titanium build, zero naming on the body, and special camera and magnetic holes are the best of its name. The only thing it isn't Essential enough is that:
No IP rating, no wireless charging, no headphone jack, no stereo speakers, mediocre cameras, and hefty price.
Geric.770, 25 May 2018Most underrated, most beautiful notch phone. Sad, but this phone lacks of Essential features.Umm, how can it be underrated when it lacks essential features?
I'm so glad they failed, first to hvae notch accepted by masses (150000), now we have milluons of followrs of this ridiculous tred, then making paper like earpeace mesh wich fall out like crazy, and can anyone rememmber Andy R(oid)ubin not knowing display size while first presenting Essential fail...
Most underrated, most beautiful notch phone. Sad, but this phone lacks of Essential features.
Most commenters here never even owned the phone. People who own it actually like it. Reminds of the Pixel comments. Every design now is bad. It all looks like an iPhone X. Too many blind haters on here.
They deserve that situation. The phone design is retarded. No sd card, no headphone port, and they had enough room in the bottom to make a rectangular screen but they didn't. If anything, they should have killed the front camera and used a 100% screen in the front instead of removing other things!
I was intrigued to look at one in-store. Felt and looked super plasticy at the time. I knew about the issues but wanted them to do well with second reiteration coupled with some solid PR.
Sir Alucard, 25 May 2018I agree on everything except the removable b. I get that people miss it, but for the love of G... moreWell, a removable battery is still better than what most OEMs are doing nowadays. They do non-removable batteries for the sake of slimness, but at the price of difficult battery replacement especially for many phones like Samsung (removing the adhesive is a pain in the a$$) which have water resistant phones.
PeterThePanda, 25 May 2018Well, they called their device "Essential Phone". However, it doesn't even have the ESSENTIAL ... moreI agree on everything except the removable b. I get that people miss it, but for the love of God, people, why do we even ask? Also a removable battery isn't essential, a big battery with great software is essential. They should've had a 3600 battery or around that.
Their selling strategy was wrong from the start. They should have merged with Xiaomi and brought phones together with the expertise of Xiaomi Essential could capture stock Android lovers who hate custom skins
RasacL, 25 May 2018I hope Xiaomi buys it... It'll just ease their way into the US. .Zte will buy it and qualcomm next. And will buy Trump too.
Lol. What to buy? They are in debt and have no recognition on 90% of the world. And no products as well except a half baked phone.
AnonD-748458, 25 May 2018"even" Hmd ? LoL. There are now in the unicorn club.*they
sadh, 25 May 2018RIP. Even HMD nokia can survive"even" Hmd ?
LoL. There are now in the unicorn club.
I know they release the PH-1 in an unfinished state, but they worked hard to patch it up.
Their next phone would have been a good one.