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Essential Phone PH-1 hands-on

Essential Phone PH-1 hands-on
Andy Rubin's PH-1

Los Altos, California: There is a lot of hype over Andy Rubin’s first smartphone, as the Essential PH-1 drew quite a lot of attention to itself when it was revealed, especially with its unique bezel-less design and modular add-on components.

Andy Rubin’s first smartphone seems to be a well-rounded flagship smartphone with features that are ‘essential’, reports DC.

The PH-1 is now available in the US market and it seems that Essential has possibly delivered on its promise of making a smartphone that could be the perfect embodiment of an Android smartphone.

Android Authority seems to be impressed with the phone in their video. A 5.7-inch QHD display with an aspect ratio of 19:10 surely grabs attention at first sight. The unique placement of the camera sensor makes it certainly one of the best-looking smartphones. The rear is finished with a ceramic panel which also contains the camera sensors and the modular pins, with no branding on its body.

The Essential Phone PH-1 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and comes with minimal bloatware. The phone seems to provide an exceptionally smooth performance. However, the camera doesn’t seem to achieve the same satisfaction that the rest of the smartphone does. Many have reported an update to the camera app, which should iron out the issues.

There are no reports on its availability in the Indian market. However, if it does, the PH-1 will surely be an option to go for.

The phone is launched by Andy Rubin, who is the co-founder and former CEO of Android Inc.