For a company that has never manufactured smartphones, Essential PH-1 seems to be a good attempt. With a 5.7 inch screen, the size of the phone is no bigger than the Google Pixel XL. The bezel of the phone has almost been taken off.
The smartphone has a titanium frame which according to the company is sturdier than the regular aluminum ones seen in most smartphones. The glossy ceramic cover is the most attractive feature in this phone. The rear of the phone is flat and without any logo of the company.
It all comes down to performance when it comes to deciding how good a smartphone is. Essential has the Snapdragon 835 with a 4 GB RAM and can easily take on the apps of today. It also comes with a storage capacity of 128 GB. The OLED screen is, however, missing on the phone other than that it works just like a regular smartphone.
It features a dual lens array and each lens is 13 megapixel. One camera shoots in black and white and color while the other is just for monochrome pictures. The monochrome pictures of the phone are better than the other lens.
Essential PH-1 Battery
Essential has a battery of 3040 mAh which for the size of the phone is quite big, making it admirable on part of the developers who managed to add 128 GB space on the phone.
Essential would have to come up with new accessories as promised so that the expandable accessory port provided is put to use.
The Essential Phone is definitely worthy and while there are so many people who look forward to something new, a smartphone with an elegant design may be just what they are looking for. It makes sure that it has provided its customers with the necessary features making it one of the best in its category.