Essential Phone

Description

The Essential Phone – brought into existence by Android veteran Andy Rubin – blends cutting-edge hardware, meticulous engineering, and bloat-free software into a high-end Android device that aims to be a step ahead of anything that we've seen so far. At the front, a screen occupies nearly all of the space that's available, while titanium and ceramic are fused together to create the durable body of the handset. The main camera at the back is backed by a secondary one with increased sensitivity that shoots monochrome, providing additional visual data that is added to the final image. And speaking of cameras, you can grab an additional 360-degree camera accessory that conveniently snaps to the phone via magnets. One downside: no US carrier will offer the Essential Phone, but you can buy one unlocked and use it with a provider of your choice.

This device is also known as Essential PH-1

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Display

Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1312 pixels, 504 PPI
Technology: IPS LCD
Screen-to-body: 84.85 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor: Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 128GB
OS: Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat) Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 3040 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: USB Power Delivery

Camera

Rear: Dual camera Camera samples
Main camera: 13 MP (Laser and PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Second camera: 13 MP (Black and White, Laser and PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features: Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP
Dimensions: 5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
Weight: 6.53 oz (185.0 g)
Materials: Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Resistance: Splash, Dust; IP 54
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Notification light
Colors: Black, Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: No 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: aptX-HD
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible)
Features: Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Other: NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 26, 2017
FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.28 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 0.92 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.70 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 700
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Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Sprint

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