Essential Phone vs BLU Bold N1

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
85.40 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Mediatek Helio P70

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

13 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Depth information

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

 
Pop-up

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.25 x 2.92 x 0.34 inches (158.7 x 74.1 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Raven black

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
 

Features

aptX-HD
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
OTG, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 700
$ 250
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