Essential Phone limited edition colors hands-on: just more to love

Essential Phone limited edition colors hands-on: just more to love

Mobile World Congress is the platform for most companies to announce their newest, most exciting devices. Not everyone has something really new to offer, so they simply do the next best thing – show off a slight variant of an existing device. For the Essential Phone, that's exactly what happened as we got the chance to check out the exciting new limited edition colors of the phone.

To be a bit more exact, there are a total of three limited edition colors of the Essential Phone; Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, and Copper Black. Out of the bunch, Ocean Depths manages to raise the most eyebrows because of its punchy looking color. Unlike the other options, which employ shades of black or white mostly, there's actually color in Ocean Depths. Its turquoise color is striking, especially with its reflective coating.

Speaking of that reflective coating, it's also something we see in the Copper Black option. On one hand, the reflective surface does nicely to evoke something premium and stylish looking, but on the downside, it's a magnet for fingerprints and smudges – so keeping it fresh is going to be a chore. However, that's not a problem for Stellar Gray, mainly because of its matte black surface. This, too, helps to provide some adequate grip when holding the phone, which can be a problem with the glossy and slick finishes of the other color options.

Beyond the limited edition colors, the specs of the Essential Phone remain the same, but they will be sporting prices of $599, which is $100 more than the standard launch colors of the phone. It seems as though Ocean Depths is the most popular out of the bunch, seeing that it's already sold out. Therefore, if you're interested in these new colors, your options are now limited to choosing between Copper Black and Stellar Gray.

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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. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Best bang for the buck right now.

2. Chaise unregistered

Great phone. Definitely worth it for the price.

3. applesnapple93

Posts: 304; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

more to love? you gave the phone a 4/10. I don't think you love it much at all.

11. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hahaha I agree

15. Vega007

Posts: 78; Member since: May 18, 2017

So its like when a fat ugly chick dyes her boring brown hair to blonde.

4. fyah_king unregistered

Loving my essential. You can't beat it @ $150.:)

12. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

where did you get it for 150?!?

13. fyah_king unregistered

Sprint a few months ago. I got two for $300 and it's working great on T-Mobile.:)

5. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

green for me please. $ 200

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Can you guys do a followup review? Given the performance updates and price drop, it would be helpful for readers to see how you think it stacks up now.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

All limited edition colors are dope ^_^

10. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

The Ocean Depth is stunning

14. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

I want this phone so bad

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