Essential Phone (PH-1) hands-on review: has the time come …

Design and build quality

Despite all this though, a Android expert’s ideal phone has remained a rather niche device with unsatisfactory sales 2017. Now, during a reduced cost and with some-more tone options, is a Essential Phone a valid choice this year? 

At initial glance, a smartphone impresses with a minimalist design. The physique is done of glossy ceramic: it captures fingerprints like potion but it is colder and some-more appreciative to a touch. Unlike a back, a smartphone’s structure is done of titanium. According to a company, a phone is means to withstand falls, scratches and other damage and most some-more than aluminum smartphones.

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The titanium physique is unique. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

Bezel-less display? Essential kicked off a trend

If we consider Apple was a initial to deliver a smartphone with a notch, you’re wrong. The Essential PH-1 arrangement has one in a core of a 5.71″ LCD arrangement (19:10, 2560 x 1312 format) containing a front camera. The recess is really tiny and gives a smartphone a singular look, even if some find any kind of notch invalid and unsightly.

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The smartphone has already been updated to Oreo. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

The Essential Phone shade covers 84% of a frontal aspect and extends as distant as probable to a edges on 3 sides. The outcome is aesthetically pleasing.

Dual camera and 360-degree print module

As mentioned above, a front camera is located in a nick during a tip of a display. The sensor is 8MP with f/2.2 and bound focus. On a behind we find a double 13MP camera that uses a complement identical to a Huawei smartphones with a monochrome sensor and an RGB.

Lenses have a focal length of f/1.85. To finish a print procedure we find a hybrid PDAF and laser autofocus as good as a double LED flash.

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No manifest trademark on your smartphone. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

To a right of a camera procedure there are dual pins for joining accessories. The initial procedure presented by a association aims to change a detailed experience, in fact it is a 360-degree camera that Essential defines as a smallest in a world. The procedure connects magnetically and gets energy by a pins on your smartphone. The information is upheld wirelessly.

Essential Phone PH-1: technical specifications

A reduced cost creates a Essential Phone an appealing one

The Essential PH-1 launched with a cost of $699. Not too high given a high-end specifications and singular facilities such as ultra reward materials and three-sided bezel-less display, though still a high sequence for a new company’s entrance into a really rival market, Android owner or not.

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The SIM label carriage is on a bottom of a device. / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

In October, Essential lowered a cost to $499 for Black Moon and Pure White colors, creation this smartphone even some-more attractive. New colors recently launched (Ocean Depths, Stellar Grey and Copper Black) and have a list cost of $599.

Essential still usually sells PH-1 in a USA and Canada, so if we live outward these regions, unless we have a personal hit to move one over for you, a additional import costs will expected equivalent a new value for money. 

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