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I'm amazed by the value of this phone.

I'm amazed by the value of this phone.

It's just crazy to me that I got such a premium, stock Android device, for only $399, and it's even crazier that it's on sale for less. I have had zero issues so far and everything about this phone screams premium. Does anyone else feel this way? It's so nice to have a well built phone, with stock Android, that doesn't come with the Pixel price tag.

Dude, I got mine for $150 on the sprint deal which included the free 360cam at the time, I feel like I stole the thing

I feel like there's two distinct camps here: those that paid the full price at launch and those who have gotten deals in the following months. The former generally seem to be more critical, understandably so, while the latter are generally as happy as a pig in shit. I'm in the second group, and outside of some minor quibbles I'm very happy with it.

That being said, I think I'm in for a rude awakening when the next Essential Phone launches. The PH-1, at just over $300 CAD, financed over two years, is a screaming deal that put a much better phone in my hands (I left iOS after years and was using a Nexus 5 for a few months) but I don't expect it to be anywhere south of $700 USD.

Sounds like a problem with that phone

I haven't had any issues at all with wifi

i am starting to hate this phone, wifi is a major problem on my phone, there are a lot of disconnection. i cant browse reddit is fun without turn on/off wifi every couple mins. another problem is duplicate notification, i am not sure what trigger it.

Essential on Twitter: We're excited to announce the full release of Android Oreo 8.1 on Essential Phone! Check your phone now for the update.

Essential on Twitter: We're excited to announce the full release of Android Oreo 8.1 on Essential...

Ah yes Andy Robin, the creator of Andruid

waw.. Andy Robin just tweet that it will be released in few days.. but they publish it today... wonderful πŸ‘πŸ»

Downloading it now. Build is OPM1.180104.092

New features include:

Smart text selection, instant apps, picture-in-picture Faster startup and app sign-in Google Play Protect security scans

Essential PRoducts features include:

Google security patches (2018-03) Dynamic calendar and clock icons Slow scrolling jitter fix

Whoa! That was unexpected

8.1 official coming in a couple of days

8.1 official coming in a couple of days

Can't wait. This is great news. I figured they were holding out to bring the official release and the security update.

I think it means the beta 8.1 will cease, as official 8.1 will roll out

Android P? Its still in developer 1 stage with Google. It would start only in Essential P beta once Google officially releases P in Q3

I await with guarded optimism.

Brought my Essential phone to New Zealand, and wasn't let down!

Brought my Essential phone to New Zealand, and wasn't let down!

Amazing photo! Be honest, did you edit it at all before you posted it? Snapseed maybe? Lol

I would use your photo as a wallpaper. Looks very niceeee!!! :")

Thanks! And only a tad to make it brighter, just in Google Photos. I didn't do anything crazy lol

Zoom in 3 times. I'll bet you find blurry dog fur. /s

Camera App Hit 100k. Looks like there is between 100k and 500k phones out there.

Camera App Hit 100k. Looks like there is between 100k and 500k phones out there.

Would people sideloading 8.1 fresh and all the other betas not count here? Even Google stopped showing the number on G-Cam's page on pixels because it was inaccurate and people were taking that to mean sales.

My guess is that's the next tier they show. So if it's over 100,000 you don't know until it shows over 500,000?

I'm not sure it works that way but yeah the takeaway is that we have no idea how many phones have sold haha. That title is pretty click baity though.

Title is sarcastic since there were reports when it hits 50k. My guess is its significantly above 100k since Andy announced they sold 100k in 2017 and there have been deals and price cuts since then.

Ocean depths is here! Video incoming shortly

Ocean depths is here! Video incoming shortly

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Glad to see a fellow Pixel 2 XL user around these parts...

I ordered same day it was available. I live in the bay area.. I could've had it Saturday but wasn't there to sign. Shipped from CA

How fast is shipping? Website doesn't say

Best monochrome pics ... Like to see

Best monochrome pics ... Like to see

IMO this was the best designed generation of the Sonata, even over the newest gen.

Great pic!

Ocean Depths unboxing pics (true color)

Ocean Depths unboxing pics (true color)

Hello all, I got my Ocean Depths today (benefit of living near their HQ), and decided to try to show you guys some pics of it's actual color since that has been in question.

First off, the color is great. It matches the current render fairly well, and is not light turquoise as the other unboxing video showed.

Let me know if you want me to take any other pics of it.

I'm glad I just went with the good old black color because I couldn't justify the cost of a color. It looks amazing though!

Let's see the speaker grill material ;-)

Here is a side pic: https://u.teknik.io/9XDnK.jpg

Here is a side pic:

Thought I'd post a photo I took with the PH-1 yesterday

Thought I'd post a photo I took with the PH-1 yesterday

Might as well add that it was the default camera with HDR on.

Mt.Seymour, Vancouver BC

You should upload that to /sub/earthporn

Great pic! Where is that?

Ocean depth released!

Ocean depth released!
https://youtu.be/ZxOmJfCEgoc

Unbox therapy for all three colors πŸ‘†.

Ocean depth looks more blue than green.

I kinda want it but the extra $100 is kinda making me not want it.

All that delay and they want $100 more for colors

Not just ocean depths!! They're releasing all 3 colors!

https://www.essential.com/blog/essential-phone-new-colors

Try one of these subthreads