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Essential PH-1 (2017) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Essential PH-1 (ESSPH1). The list of the competitors most often compared to the Essential PH-1 smartphone.

The Essential PH-1 (ESSPH1) smartphone released in 2017. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

The Essential PH-1 runs on Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 3040 mAh, non-removable battery.

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Essential PH-1 (ESSPH1) specifications

Essential PH-1 / ESSPH1
Brand
Essential
Name
PH-1
Type
ESSPH1
Launch
2017

Body

Weight
185 g
Dimensions
141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm
Colors
black
gray
green
white
SIM type
Nano SIM

System

The Essential PH-1 runs on Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but the PH-1's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
CPU
Octa-core, Quad-core 2.45 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.9 GHz Kryo
GPU
Adreno 540

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5.71 inches LTPS capacitive touch screen with 1312 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
LTPS
Size
5.71 inches
Resolution
1312 x 2560 px
Multitouch
yes, up to 10 fingers

Memory

The smartphone's memory (4 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM
4 GB
Internal storage
128 GB
External storage
no

Camera

The camera of the Essential PH-1 is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
8 MP
Rear camera
13 MP
4160 x 3120 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

PH-1 is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The PH-1 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This Essential smartphone doesn't have FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Mobile network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
v5.0, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
no
USB
USB Type-C
Audio
no

Battery

The Li-Po 3040 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup.

Type
Li-Po 3040 mAh, non-removable

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. A fingerprint sensor is one of the easiest and most secure ways to protect your smartphone. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.

Sensors
accelerometer
barometer
compass
fingerprint
gyroscope
light
proximity
Specials
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Fast charging
Titanium body

Links

Official site
https://www.essential.com/

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Essential PH-1, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

Essential PH-1 (ESSPH1) pictures

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