Results: the Essential Phone, yay or nay?

Results: the Essential Phone, yay or nay?
So, the Essential Phone was revealed today — a powerful flagship of a smartphone with an all-screen front, a titanium and ceramic body, a magnetic connector for modules on its back. Announced to be designed to serve the user through and through, it's said that it will be fully unlocked and will not have any sort of pre-installed bloat. Additionally, it's supposed to "play nice" with competitor's smartphones, as Mr. Andy Rubin's main drive to found Essential was his discontent with how 21st-century tech is still relatively closed off from communicating with its own ecosystem.

In any case, it's a cool-looking handset that's gonna set you back about $700 and reports say it may begin shipping out sometime next month. Of course, we thought we'd ask you — how do you feel about the new kid on the high-end block? Here's how the votes tallied up!

The Essential Phone: yay or nay?

I can't wait to get my hands on it!
I am mildly interested.
Nah, not into it.



9. Skizzo

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

The Essential phone is lacking a lot of the essentials I personally need. I could live with the lack of wireless charging (although i love it and would prefer to have it), or waterproofing (again, would absolutely pick a phone that has it over one that doesn't), but it lacks BOTH, as well an SD card slot, and most importantly for me, it lacks the 3.5mm audio jack. If it was missing ONE of the above, I may consider giving it a try, but too many of those have become the standard now, and to drop that many of them while asking that much money from me, means that I will look to spend my money elsewhere, where I can get all those features for the same amount of money.

11. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

It's a HIGHLY competitive market where all but two manufacturers fail to be consistently profitable and they have done NOTHING to differentiate themselves in any meaningful way. They 100% deserve to fail.


Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

No headphone jack or microsd slot.. Andy Rubin can shove this thing up his slot...

7. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

This one has scope.

6. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I want to change my vote to nay. I was on the fence about the camera thing, but now I am certain the camera wart would drive me crazy.

4. JayBEE

Posts: 182; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

No SD Card slot. You are the weakest link! Good bye!

3. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

No Wireless Charging, no IP67 dust & water resistance , no AMOLED display, no thanks!

5. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

No headphone jack, no microsd card slot, weird not needed camera screen cut out, what else is there to say?

10. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Oh, they're following the bulls**t trends of no headphone jack, no SD card and no removable battery? They literally don't stand out at all. Can't wait to see them fail.

2. Mobilephile

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

It actually looks like this has a bottom bezel like the Mi Mix if people pay attention

1. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 748; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I'm not up to this phone. Especially if it lacks too many things that would've get my attention.

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