If you have been wanting to get your hands on the Pure White edition of the Essential Phone, you can get one at Amazon right now at a great price. Featuring all of the same specs, the Pure White version is down to $499 on Amazon, a savings of $200.
The phone got off to a bit of a rough start but through multiple software updates, it has become one of the best out there. As I posted earlier this morning, the December Android Security Update is already rolling out for the phone.
The Essential Phone has a titanium body with a ceramic back, a 5.7″ 2560 x 1320 Quad-HD display, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage built-in. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This octa-core processor has four cores running at 2.45GHz and the remaining four clocked at 1.9GHz.
The camera configuration on the back of the PH-1 is becoming somewhat of the standard. It is a dual-camera setup with a 13MP RGB camera coupled with a 13MP monochrome camera. It is has a f/1.85 aperture and hybrid autofocus (laser and phase detection). It is capable of shooting up to 4K video. The front facing 8MP camera is a fixed focus f/2.2 shooter that can also shoot 4K video.
The Essential Phone is sold unlocked so the frequencies supported by the antenna array and chipset are critical. It pretty much has you covered.
- UMTS/HSPA+: 1, 2, 4, 5 6, 8
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- CDMA EV-DO Rev. A: 0, 1, 10
- FDD-LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
- TDD-LTE: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
- TD-SCDMA: 34, 39
The PH-1 runs Android Nougat via their Essential Ambient OS and an update to Android Oreo is expected before the end of 2017. Currently the Oreo update is in beta.
To check out the Pure White Essential PH-1, head over to Amazon.