11-06-2017 08:51 AM
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  1. libra89's Avatar
    So the Essential phone has been announced today. It's essentially (pun not intended) a bezel less phone, but unlike the tall S8(+) and G6, it is smaller, and actually very close dimensions to the Lumia 650.

    https://www.androidcentral.com/essential-phone

    https://www.androidcentral.com/essential-phone-specs

    Thoughts? Are you interested or no?
    05-30-2017 03:43 PM
  2. krazyatom's Avatar
    Never heard of this brand and it's only 3040mah battery.
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    05-30-2017 03:48 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    Never heard of this brand and it's only 3040mah battery.
    The guy who made it was one of the "fathers" of Android I believe, so that's the only reason why this phone is getting serious press.
    05-30-2017 03:51 PM
  4. mark233's Avatar
    I'm curious for sure. I'm not going to pre-order or anything. I want to wait and see real reviews of it.
    05-30-2017 05:00 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm curious as well, since Andy Rubin is the inventor of Android.
    05-30-2017 05:37 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    Interested to see what Michael Fisher thinks when he gets a hold of the phone.
    05-30-2017 06:20 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm curious, too, but it looks like it'll be too small for my liking. I love the move towards phones with virtually no bezel. I just wish they'd increase the overall size of the phone to something like the 1520. Could you imagine a slab of all screen the size of the 1520??? Holy Toledo, I'd buy that! Ha ha I'm also very interested to hear what Michael Fisher has to say about.
    05-30-2017 07:24 PM
  8. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Curious, but not all that interested. Essentially similar to many other Android phones. Doesn't seem to be anything new, just a combination of this from this phone and that from that phone.
    05-31-2017 08:53 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    The display design, I'm not a fan of - don't really care for how bezels are becoming the next "thin".

    But I like the philosophy behind it, and we'll see how that turns out.

    I like to see new players appear anyway.
    05-31-2017 09:58 AM
  10. kaktus1389's Avatar
    it is smaller, and actually very close dimensions to the Lumia 650.
    The specs on the link you've provided say it has 5.7 inch display which is to my knowledge bigger than the Lumia 650 and more like 640 XL. Am I missing something here? :-/

    Also to me it basically looks like what an iPhone 7 would look like if it ran Android.
    05-31-2017 04:49 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    The specs on the link you've provided say it has 5.7 inch display which is to my knowledge bigger than the Lumia 650 and more like 640 XL. Am I missing something here? :-/

    Also to me it basically looks like what an iPhone 7 would look like if it ran Android.
    Here's what is crazy about this. With that display, it sounds like it would be huge but it's not. It's actually on the smaller side. The reason that the display can be so big is because of the bezels being mostly gone.

    Check out this size compare for yourself: Visual Phone Size Comparison
    05-31-2017 06:15 PM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    That display is weird, with a front facing camera, in the middle of it. That's kinda awkward.
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    06-01-2017 02:17 AM
  13. Kram Devil's Avatar
    The phone itself doesn't do anything for me, but the clip-on 360 camera for an additional $50 or standalone for $150 caught my eye.

    So I guess they've shelved project ARA and went for a more modest definition of "modular".
    06-01-2017 03:07 AM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    Build quality and size are good. Plus, I watched the interview, and Andy Rubin is very much entrenched in AI and understanding of what is in the world around him. He has intriguing perspectives to say the least.

    It is really heavy for what it is too (Titanium/Ceramic). Maybe not a big deal though...To me if they really get the modularity thing right, it could be big. No where near my price range though. If it were though a bit cheaper I would try it out just to try. I am fascinated by the design of these things more so sometimes then what they actually do. In fact just last night bought a used unlocked Moto Z play fairly cheap so to keep an Android around the house here for testing certain functionalities of that OS that I am still interested in. I felt the Z series had some relevance being modular in that way, plus their design always caught my eye.
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    06-01-2017 07:46 AM
  15. xandros9's Avatar
    The specs on the link you've provided say it has 5.7 inch display which is to my knowledge bigger than the Lumia 650 and more like 640 XL. Am I missing something here? :-/
    As libra said, the bezels make a surprising difference.

    As an example, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8" display but it's in a chassis that is significantly smaller than my 5.4" Priv and friend's 5.5" iPhone 6+. Weird huh?
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    06-01-2017 01:27 PM
  16. krazyatom's Avatar
    I do like the material they used but not sure id they're worth the cost. If they can give you updates equivalent to google pixel, I may consider.
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    06-01-2017 01:32 PM
  17. Photonsym's Avatar
    It all comes down to support for me. I really don't wish to invest in a phone thats gonna die as soon as it was born.
    06-04-2017 10:35 AM
  18. nate0's Avatar
    Wireless USB 3.0, now that is innovative. Andy Rubin has some cards to play in the next 5-10 years. They made a statement that they are committed to monthly updates too. And the boot loader is suppose to be unlockable.
    06-04-2017 10:43 PM
  19. digitaldd's Avatar
    Its a flagship phone with stock android, big plus there. If it gets Android updates as soon as the Pixel phones and were priced a little cheaper (currently its a $700 device) I'd be interested.
    06-05-2017 12:45 PM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    It is headed for Sprint...
    06-12-2017 09:58 PM
  21. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I was curious until Sprint happened. I’m definitely not paying full price for an unlocked version.
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    06-13-2017 07:34 AM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    It is headed for Sprint...
    Interesting choice, lol. I'll pass.

    I was curious until Sprint happened. I’m definitely not paying full price for an unlocked version.
    True point about this.
    06-13-2017 09:55 AM
  23. krazyatom's Avatar
    I may consider if they can update monthly security patch and OS update fast as google phone but I doubt it.
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    06-13-2017 10:09 AM
  24. nate0's Avatar
    The proprietary technology is the only thing different about this phone.
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    06-13-2017 10:18 AM
  25. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Sprint exclusive pushed me even further away. I already had one foot out the door, but now its slamming behind me.
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    06-13-2017 01:04 PM
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