Essential Phone PH1

The father of Android, Andy Rubin has made his comeback with Essential Phone. He wanted to create products for people, so his whole focus was on people based products rather than mass production of products. Based on this philosophy Andy has started Essential.

Principals of Essential

  • Devices are your personal property. We won’t force you to have anything on them you don’t want to have.
  • We will always play well with others. Closed ecosystems are divisive and outdated.
  • Premium materials and true craftsmanship shouldn’t be just for the few.
  • Devices shouldn’t become outdated every year. They should evolve with you.
  • Technology should assist you so that you can get on with enjoying your life.
  • Simple is always better.
Essential Phone PH-1
Essential Phone PH-1

To keep phone cord-free & future proof, Essential Phone has magnetic connector with wireless data transfer. As of now, you can connect Docking Station to charge your phone and the 360° camera to magnetic connector. Magnetic Connector makes Essential Phone some kind of modular phone. Motorola has also introduced Moto Z with Moto Mods, which comes under modular phone category. Essential PH-1 will cost you $699. If you want 360° camera, you have to pay $50 more.

Essential 360 Camera
Essential 360 Camera

Essential Phone PH-1 Specifications

Model Essential PH-1
Dimention 141.5mm x 71.1mm x 7.8mm
Weight < 185 grams
Color Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, Ocean Depths
Operating System Android
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835
CPU Kryo 280 Octa-core (2.45GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10nm processor
GPU Adreno 540, 710MHz, 64bit
Storage 128GB UFS 2.1
Battery 3040mAh.
Fast charging via USB
Screen Size 5.71” with radiused corners
Materials Titanium body
Ceramic back
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover glass
Screen Type CGS / LTPS
Resolution 2560 x 1312 QHD
Touchscreen 10 finger multitouch; palm and water-error rejection
Rear Camera 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology
13MP True Monochrome mode
f/1.85 lens
Hybrid Auto Focus combing Contrast, Phase Detect and IR Laser Assist Focus
Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
Front Camera 8MP resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio
f/2.20 fixed hyperfocal lens
Video at 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps or 720p 120fps
Frequencies UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10
FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
TD-SCDMA: 34, 39
SIM Card Type NanoSIM
GPS Supported
Bluetooth 5.0 LE
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO
Sensors Fingerprint reader: fastest available technology
Proximity / Ambient light sensor
Volume buttons, Power button
Environmental pressure sensor (barometer)
Accelerometer, Magnetometer and Gyroscope
Ports USB Type-C
60GHz, 6 Gbps Wireless Accessory Connector
2x accessory power pins
NanoSIM tray with pin eject

Andy was co-founder and former CEO of Android Inc. In July 2005, Google acquired Android Inc. Andy left the Google in 2014 to start his new company. In 2015, he started Essential Products Inc. basically a hardware manufacturer company.

Nishant Patil

Freelance Web Developer

Freelance Web Developer