A lot of expectations have been associated with the Essential Phone since it has been the product by none other than Andy Rubin.
And it seems that the father of Android has done quite a job on his first flagship smartphone.
No phone is ever perfect, but for the first smartphone from a company that has just started, the Essential Phone totally exceeds expectations.
Attractive, Beautiful and Bezel-less
The ceramic back, titanium frame, bezel-less display, and the square edges surely give a very elegant vibe.
The design does make it slightly less easy to grip than Samsung S8, but that makes it all the more significant.
When sitting on a table, this phone looks like a beautiful piece of jewelry or a very expensive and classy watch, something you save for very special occasions only.
You can use the phone as casually you use any other phone and you will notice not a single scratch.
The Essential Phone lives up to its scratch resistant claim, the catch is that you have to keep wiping the fingerprints from the back now and then.
So what’s With the Notch?
Rubin jumped in the wagon with the big players when it decided that its phone won’t have any bezels.
But, for some reason, he decided to leave a notch right in the middle of the screen.
But unlike how many expected that to turn out, it doesn’t seem to stand out whatsoever.
In fact, somehow it works so well with the screen that it almost looks cool.
Some apps fill the whole screen while others are not yet updated to work around it.
Essential is encouraging the developers to update the apps so that they can work better with the design of the phone.
Does it Perform as Well as it Looks?
With the top functioning Snapdragon 835 chip and a 4 GB RAM, how can it not work well?
The phone works through days as smooth as melting butter.
There is no glitch, no bug and there is certainly no problem with the games and other power-consuming apps.
It doesn’t have an option for a microSD card, but that’s not a bummer.
Because it comes with built in 128 GB!
This should be enough even for people who have large files and require a lot more space than average people.
How’s the Software on the Phone by Daddy Android?
The Essential Phone runs on the best version of Android (surprise, surprise!)
Nothing less was being expected from it.
Since many manufacturers tinker the original version of the Androids to customize it according to their persona, they end up with a lot of problems.
But since The Essential Phone is as an original Android phone as it gets, it runs on the purest version of the software and it works better than ever before.
So are you Considering Getting this Beauty?
If you are thinking about getting it then nothing should stop you.
While this may not be a perfect phone, it is amazing.
You only need to get some accessories to handle a few faults.
Where can you get those?
Very easy, iShine is one of the best mobile accessories distributor in the UK!
You can get any phone accessories from screen protectors to phone parts from it.
|Display||5.71-inch LTPS LCD
2560 x 1312 resolution
19:10 aspect ratio
|Processor||Octa-core (2.45 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad) 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm processor|
No MicroSD expansion
– Dual 13 MP sensors (RGB + Mono), ƒ/1.85 aperture, Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist FocusFront camera
– 8 MP sensor with ƒ/2.2 aperture
Fast charging on wired
No wireless charging
|Water resistance||Dust and water resistant|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions and weight||141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm