Essential Phone Hands On and Photo Gallery


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Android creator Andy Rubin introduced the Essential Phone PH-1 back in May. We have got our hands on the phone so let’s take a detailed look at design and specifications of the phone.  

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The Essential phone sports a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1312 QHD) edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass. It sports a titanium and ceramic body that offers a premium look. The phone is powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB storage.

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The 8MP camera is present at the center.

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USB Type C, loudspeaker grill is situated at the bottom.  the phone does not comes with a headphone jack and ships with a headphone dongle in the box.

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Antenna band cutouts are seen on the left. The phone measures 141.5mm x 71.1mm x 7.8mm and weighs 185 grams.

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Power button and volume rockers are present on the right side of the phone.

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At the back you can see 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology, 13MP True Monochrome mode f/1.85 lens, Video recording at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps. Also present is a fingerprint sensor at the center. Also present are metal pogo pins that will connect the pin to the 360 degree camera.

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The phone also bundles with a 360-degree camera that allows you to attach a 360 degree camera that can be clipped on the device thanks to the magnetic connector. The 360-degree camera is capable of shooting UHD (3840 x 1920) video at 30fps.

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The Essential Phone is priced at $699 and comes in four colors: Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. It is available for pre-order in the U.S. A bundle with the 360-degree camera is also available for the promotional price of $749.

Sneha contributed to this post.


Author: Varun Krish

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