The Essential Phone

The Essential Phone by “Essential”, a company which is started by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android unveiled their first phone – Essential PH-1.

Essential Phone, the phone which is made to respect users is powerful and clean. Its is designed while keeping user problems and needs in mind. It will be a simple device, their wont be any unnecessary apps – you’ll get a clean and fresh device that will evolve with you and much more.

It’s a Titanium body phone with a ceramic back and corning gorilla glass 5 cover. It’s display is 5.7-inch in size, which is a QHD display that goes totally edge to edge with a 85% screen-to-body ratio. It has a aspect ratio of 19:10 of resolution 2560 x 1312, it is 7.8mm thick and weighs 185 gm.

Essential Phone comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB Internal Storage. It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, Kyro 280 Octa-Core 64-bit Processor (4 x 2.45 GHz + 4 x 1.9 GHz), Adreno 540 GPU and it runs on the Android 7.1 (Nougat).

On the front it has a 8MP Camera of f/2.2 aperture fixed hyper focal lens and on the Rear it has a dual 13MP RGB + Monochrome Camera of f/1.85 aperture accompanied by PDAF, IR Laser Auto-Focus and a single LED Flash. It can record 4K videos @30fps, 1080p @60fps and 720p @120fps from Rear as well as front camera.


For the Audio, to ensure that the user’s voice is always heard clearly, Essential Phone has a four microphones with noise cancellation and beam forming technology that helps in clear audio and reduced noise levels.

It is a Dual SIM Phone with VOLTE support and the device includes sensors like Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient Light and it has is 3040 mah Lithium-ion Battery with fast charging

Tech Specs

Device Name – Essential Phone
Model No – Essential PH-1

Device Body
– 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.79 x 0.30 in)
Weight – 185 gm
SIM Type – Nano, Micro (Hybrid Dual Sim Slot)
Water Resistance – No
Body Material – Titanium Frame Body and Ceramic Back
Colors – Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths

Type – IPS LCD Touchscreen
Screen Size – 5.71 inch
Screen to Body Ratio – 85%
Resolution – 2560 x 1312, 504 ppi
Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5

System Configuration
OS – Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
RAM – 4 GB
Chipset – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU – Kryo 280 Octa-Core (4×2.45 GHz + 4×1.9 GHz)
GPU – Adreno 540

Internal– 128 GB
Expandable – No

128 GB, 4 GB RAM

Rear (1st Sensor) – 13 MP, f/1.85 – [Color RGB]
Rear (2nd Sensor) – 13 MP, f/1.85, – [Monochrome]
   Features – IR Laser Auto Focus, PDAF, LED Flash
   Video – 4K (2160p@30fps), Full HD (1080p@60fps) HD (720p@120fps)
Front – 8 MP, f/2.2
   Video – 4K (2160p@30fps), Full HD (1080p@60fps), HD (720p@120fps)
Slow Motion – 720p@120fps

3.5 mm Jack – No
Speaker – Stereo Speaker

Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
Bluetooth – 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS – GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NFC – Yes
VoLTE – Yes
USB – Type C

Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Magnetometer, Barometer, Fingerprint, Ambient Light

Capacity – 3040 mAh Lithium-ion Battery
Fast Charging – Yes
Type – Non Removable


The Essential Phone is priced at $700 without the 360° camera and for $750 with 360° camera for a limited time only; it will be available in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths Colors but currently it’s only available in US.



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