Essential Phone Unboxing & Review

I really want to like the Essential Phone, but there are too many bugs right now to recommend. The biggest culprit out of the box is the camera app. But the good news is that I am confident that Essential can fix it with software updates. A lot of potential here. It is a stunning looking phone for sure with its titanium and ceramic design with virtually no bezels. Let me know what you think.

Essential Phone: http://amzn.to/2yjIbCu

NETWORK Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, May
Status Available. Released 2017, August
BODY Dimensions 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
Build Titanium frame
SIM Nano-SIM
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.71 inches (~84.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1312 x 2560 pixels (~504 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 7.1 (Nougat), planned upgrade to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Dual 13 MP, f/1.9, phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.2, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Snap-on accessories (optional)
– Fast battery charging
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery
MISC Colors Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon, Pure White
Price About 750 USD

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