Essential Phone : Review, features and price in India

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Essential brand is founded by Andy Rubin who also happens to be one of the creator of Android. Essential phone comes in 5.71full view notch display with 19:10 aspect ratio. It has 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM and pixel density is 504ppi. Price of Essential phone in USA is 499 USD and in India it is 34,999. However it is yet to announce entry in Indian space.

Essential Phone
Essential Phone

USP and Key Features Essential Phone

  1. 5.71 inch Display with 19:10 aspect ratio
  2. 360 degree personal camera
  3. Dual Rear camera 13MP RGB+13MP Mono camera
  4. Android P beta ready device
  5. Qualcomm snapdragon 835
  6. 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM
  7. 8 MP selfie Camera
  8. IP54 water and dust resistant
  9. 3040 mAh with fast charging

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IRS Rating : 4.1/5

Review and Analysis Essential Ph 1

Essential PH1 is beautifully designed titanium body phone with corning gorilla glass 5 and ceramic back. It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage with 4GB RAM. Essential phone is available in Ocean Depths, Stellar gray, copper black and halo Gray color options.

It comes with magnetic connector for wireless data transfer and thus keep phone chord free and remove usage of dongle, charger accessories.

USP of Essential phone is 360 degree personal camera. while 360 degree cameras are bulky and complicated Essential comes with world’s smallest 360degree camera. It is best in any class.

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Essential PH1 has titanium body unlike aluminum by most brands for durability. Brand claims that it can survive a bad accident and tested on solid concrete drop test.

As it comes in full edge to edge display it is big screen small phone. Essential Ph1 comes with selfie camera supporting 4k video recording.

Full Features and Specifications of Essential Phone

Screen Size : 5.71inch edge to edge display with 19:10 aspect ratio

Screen Resolution : QHD 2560*1312 pixels

Display Type : Titanium body with Ceramic back and corning gorilla glass 5

Physical Dimensions : 141.5*71.1*7.8mm

Weight : 185 gms


ROM : 128GB UFS 2.1

Memory expandable : No

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Operating System : Android P Beta ready device

Processor : Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor

Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

GPU : Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit

Rear Camera : Dual rear camera, 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera image fusion technology + 13MP True Monochrome mode, Aperture f/1.85 lens, Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus, 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps and 720p Slow-mo video recording at 120fps

Selfie Camera : 8MP, Aperture f/2.20 fixed hyper focal lens, 4K and 1080p HD video recording at 30fps

Sim Slot : nano Sim

Network : UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8 GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10 FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66 TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 TD-SCDMA: 34, 39

Connectivity : Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, NFC

Sensors: 10 finger multi-touch, Fingerprint reader, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope

Navigation and Positioning : GPS and GLONASS

Color Options : Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, Copper Black and Halo Gray.

Battery : 3040 mAh with 27w fast charger

In the box contents : Ph-1 phone, USB cable type C, 27W fast charger, Headphone adapter type c to 3.5mm

water and Dust resistant : IP54

Price in India : 499 USD or 33,990 Indian Rupees

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