The Unusual Essential Phone

Essential Phone smartphone was launched in May 2017. The phone comes with a 5.71-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1312 pixels by 2560 pixels.

The Essential Phone is powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 128GB of internal storage cannot be expanded. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Essential Phone packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Essential Phone runs Android and is powered by a 3040mAh non removable battery. It measures 141.50 x 71.10 x 7.80 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 185.00 grams.

The Essential Phone is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.

 

About Essential

Essential Products was founded by Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and claims to be a “new type of company focused on creating consumer technology products for the 21st century.” Its first smartphone was the Essential Phone, launched in 2017.

Essential Phone detailed specifications

GENERAL

Alternate names Essential PH-1
Release date May 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 141.50 x 71.10 x 7.80
Weight (g) 185.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3040
Removable battery No
Colours Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, Ocean Depths
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.71
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1312×2560 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.9GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 128GB
Expandable storage No

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1  
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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