Essential Phone vs Nokia 9 PureView

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1312 pixels,
504 PPI
2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio,
538 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
P-OLED

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
79.76 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB
6GB

Internal storage

128GB
128GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3320 mAh

Type

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

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Power Delivery, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Penta camera

Main camera

13 MP
12 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF
Autofocus

Second camera

13 MP
12 MP

Features

Black and White, Laser and PDAF
Autofocus

Third camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Black and White, Autofocus

Fourth camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Black and White, Autofocus

Fifth camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Black and White, Autofocus

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
20 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.10 x 2.95 x 0.31 inches (155 x 75 x 8 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Blue

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), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Type-C charging cable, Charger, Adapter (Type C to AV jack), Quick Start Guide, Headset, SIM Tool

MSRP

$ 700
$ 699
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