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.
Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012
No Wireless Charging, no IP67 dust & water resistance , no AMOLED display, no thanks!
posted on May 31, 2017, 12:08 PM 2
Posts: 369; 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?
posted on May 31, 2017, 12:59 PM 3
Posts: 403; 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.
posted on Jun 01, 2017, 6:49 PM 2
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.
posted on Aug 16, 2017, 12:10 AM 0
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