We reviewed the ease-of-use of the Essential Phone. We review how highly we recommend this device

Created date: 02/24/2018, 22:57:36, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 07:48:37

We provided an in-depth evaluation of the Essential Phone's features. We thoroughly reviewed its strengths and weaknesses. Here, we consolidated our thoughts on whether you should get the Essential Phone.

Essential Phone's features, performance, reviews

Essential Phone's size

The Essential Phone has a width of 2.8 inches (71.1 mm), a length of 5.6 inches (141.5 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (7.8 mm). Men with large hands can easily operate it single-handedly, but a woman with a small hand might feel like the size is a bit bigger. In addition, the weight of the Essential Phone is about 185 oz (185 g). You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Essential Phone, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Essential Phone's CPU specs

With the 2.6GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Essential Phone has extremely high performance and will operate smoothly without stress, whichever app you use. Among all smartphones released to date, it is one with top class performance. It is also suitable for heavier 3D games, and quite smooth play will be possible.

With 4GB of RAM, the Essential Phone has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Essential Phone, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

Essential Phone's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Essential Phone is 128GB and it is highly recommended for people who frequently take movies and images. It is suitable for filming movies and photography, and you even if you install many games and apps you will not feel inconvenienced.

Since the Essential Phone does not support SD cards, you need to be careful enough that you have enough capacity.

Essential Phone's screen

Essential Phone has a 5.71 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Essential Phone has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

Essential Phone's camera specs

Essential Phone has a 13 MP main camera, which can take very high-resolution photos and videos. While you might feel a little dissatisfied when you need better resolution for landscape photography or want to print high-definition photographs, you will be satisfied most of the time.

Also, Essential Phone has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Essential Phone's battery performance

The battery performance of the Essential Phone is 3040 mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Essential Phone is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Essential Phone's general rating

The Essential Phone is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

Advantages and disadvantages of Essential Phone

Advantages of Essential Phone

  • It is easy to hold, and you can use it comfortably with one hand.
  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a high-grade CPU, so you can play 3D games without encountering stuttering.

Disadvantages of Essential Phone

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Comparing the specifications of Essential Phone against similar products

waterproof performance

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Essential Phone

26.0-

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

90.0

MONO MO-01K docomo

74.0

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

90.0

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

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Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

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arrows NX F-01K docomo

90.0

V30+ L-01K docomo

90.0

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Essential Phone

61.7-

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

69.7

MONO MO-01K docomo

62.2

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

61.9

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

76.3

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

76.3

arrows NX F-01K docomo

85.3

M Z-01K docomo

78.9

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Essential Phone

58.3-

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

58.3

MONO MO-01K docomo

50.0

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

50.0

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

71.5

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

71.5

arrows NX F-01K docomo

50.0

M Z-01K docomo

0.0

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Essential Phone

58.1-Color:Black Moon, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm), Weight:185 oz (185 g)

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

70.9Color:/ ー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6 inches (66 mm) x 5.2 inches (132 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm), Weight:140 oz (140 g)

MONO MO-01K docomo

64.8Color:White/Gray Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (69 mm) x 5.6 inches (142 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm), Weight:153 oz (153 g)

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

64.3Color:Velvet Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.7 inches (144 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:148 oz (148 g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

62.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.8 inches (148 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:156 oz (156 g)

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

62.1Color:Moonlit Blue/Warm Silver/Black/Venus Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73 mm) x 5.8 inches (148 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:156 oz (156 g)

arrows NX F-01K docomo

62.8Color:Blue Black/Ivory White/Moss Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.9 inches (149 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:154 oz (154 g)

M Z-01K docomo

49.5Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.9 inches (151 mm) x 0.5 inches (12.1 mm), Weight:226 oz (226 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Essential Phone

87.7-Display type:CGS/LTPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1312 x 2560, Pixel density:503 ppi

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

86.7Display type:ー IGZO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2032, Pixel density:469 ppi

MONO MO-01K docomo

59.9Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

85.9Display type:IGZO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440 ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

arrows NX F-01K docomo

85.5Display type:IPS-NEO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

M Z-01K docomo

85.5Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Essential Phone

83.5-Display size:5.71 inch, Display type:CGS/LTPS, Screen resolution (width x height):1312 x 2560, Pixel density:503 ppi

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

76.6Display size:4.9 inch, Display type:ー IGZO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2032, Pixel density:469 ppi

MONO MO-01K docomo

71.0Display size:5 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

77.3Display size:5 inch, Display type:IGZO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:440 ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

arrows NX F-01K docomo

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:IPS-NEO, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

M Z-01K docomo

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Essential Phone

88.9-OS:Android

AQUOS R compact SH-M06

78.4OS:Android

MONO MO-01K docomo

61.2OS:Android

AQUOS sense SH-01K docomo

61.2OS:Android

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

88.9OS:Android

Xperia XZ1 SO-01K docomo

88.9OS:Android

arrows NX F-01K docomo

86.6OS:Android

M Z-01K docomo

59.5OS:Android

Essential Phone's specs

Essential Phone
ImageEssential Phone
MakerEssential Products
Release date5, 2017
ColorBlack Moon
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (71.1 mm) x 5.6 inches (141.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)
Weight185 oz (185 g)
Display size5.71 inch
Display typeCGS/LTPS
Screen resolution (width x height)1312 x 2560
Pixel density503 ppi
Battery capacity3040 mAh
ChipsetSnapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPU specs2.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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