The Essential Phone (PH-1) Specs, Review & Price

The new model and brand of smartphone called Essential Phone PH-1 was launched in May 30, 2017. The phone was manufactured by Essential Products; the phone was designed by Andy Rubin – Android co-founder.

Actually, Essential phone was initially designed for Andy Rubin – Android co-founder. It was for just himself and his colleagues but the phone but later got huge demand from smartphones uses around the world, so the company later decided to go into mass production and it has since been available for purchase in the market.

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The Essential Phone is a phablet-sized device with a very nice screen. The screen measures 5.71 inches diagonally, Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with a Quad HD resolution of 1312 by 2560 pixels with 504 pixels per-square inch, also has a Gorilla glass 5 for advanced screen protection. The Essential phone has no external storage slot but it comes with a good 128GB worth of internal storage space.

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Essential Phone PH-1 is powered by an Octa-core CPU, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset and Adreno 540 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM to provide seamless phone experience.

Essential Phone PH1 Detailed Specs

Status Available: August 2017
Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with multi-touch (up to 10 fingers)
Size 5.71 inches, 1312 x 2560 pixels, 504 Pixels Per-square Inch (Gorilla glass 5)
Card slot NO SD Card Slot
Internal 128GB
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Processors Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset Adreno 540 GPU

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 & TD-SCDMAHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 & TD-SCDMA  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 43(3700), 66(1700/2100)
SIM Single Nano SIM
Internal Storage 128GB. NO external storage
Back / Rear Camera  Dual 13MP camera & Dual LED Flash
Front Camera 8MP Camera
Battery Non-removable 3040 mAh
Dimensions – 141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm – Weight: 185g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon and Pure White colors
Cover Glass (with titanium frame)
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers


The Phone has dual 13-megapixel back cameras that comes with dual LED flash, while the front has 8 megapixel camera which is centrally positioned in the top bezel. The rear camera has basic features like laser autofocus, phase detection and f/1.9 aperture.

Battery Capacity

The Essential Phone PH-1 powered by a non-removable 3040 mAh battery and it supports fast charge technology. The phone has a single Nano SIM phone with 4G network option. It uses a Type-C 1.0 USB with reversible connector and has Snap-on accessories.


Price and Available

The Essential phone is sold for $750 USD with Snap-on accessories while sold for $700 USD without Snap-on accessories. The equivalent price of it in Nigeria is about N275,000


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