Essential Phone gets more improvements via Camera app update

Essential Phone gets more improvements via Camera app update
Essential is slowly but surely adding new features and improvements to its only smartphone, PH-1. The latest enhancements come via an update to the Essential Camera app, one of the more sensitive aspects of Essential's smartphone.

If you remember, Essential added the option to share 360 photos to the Camera app a few months ago, but the latest update makes it even easier to share pictures or videos as a Snapshot, Pano, or Tiny Planet. Moreover, Essential Phone users can turn 360 photos into short Panoramic or Tiny Planet animations.

As far as the settings go, Essential redesigned a couple of aspects of the app to make it cleaner and easier to use. The developers offer the best description of these changes, so here it goes:

Finally, the Essential Camera app received a couple of tweaks and adjustments as well, but some of them might be invisible to the eye. Even if Essential won't launch another smartphone in the near future, at least they're dedicated to offering the best support they can to everyone who bought an Essential Phone.

source: Essential (Twitter)

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  • Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3040 mAh



1. antmiu2

Posts: 552; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Wish there would be a essential phone 2

4. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

So do I. I may get the Essential PH1 at a decent price on eBay.

5. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I snagged one from Sprint when they were $120, it’s a great phone! I occasionally activate it when I’m wanting something different from my X. The speed is great, camera is just the only disappointing part.

6. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Install the Gcam port made for the Essential phone, you'll get pictures that competes against the best out there in the market.

7. fyah_king unregistered

Where to get that? Google play?

8. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Xda. Go to Essential phone on XDA, then Apps and themes.

11. KingSam

Posts: 1516; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Xda developers.

9. rouyal

Posts: 1598; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You don’t find it a bit heavy?

2. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Most of the major complains nowadays won't update their software so often like Essential does with their phone

3. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Irony: when a dying original equipment manufacturer updates it's device constantly as large major continuing OEM's see no need.

10. Venom

Posts: 3966; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It sucks that the Essential phone wasn't a big seller. It was a very underrated phone that is one of the best stock Android phones available outside the Pixel phones. It continues to get security updates and Android version updates.

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