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Old 01-06-2017, 11:13 AM   #31
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Whoo, this phone just joined my shortlist of phones to buy for 2017.

But ultimately, whether I buy it or not depends on camera performance (i don't need it to be the best, just above average can liao), and battery life. Battery life is most important factor, it better matches my current xiaomi mi5 or it's off the list.

But other than that, i feel that it has alot going for it:

Price: 699USD is expensive, no doubt, but for the specs, I think it's still reasonable. SD835, 2k screen, titanium and ceramic, 128gb. I think the closest phone to this right now is the Samsung S8 for about 724USD unlocked.

Near stock UI: Other than getting a Pixel, this is probably going to be as stock as you can get, and that is stock enough for me.

Flagship specs: Self explanatory, but really, need to read reviews first.

Dimensions: I got used to my Xiaomi mi5 size liao, and this phone is 3.1mm shorter, 1.9mm wider, and 0.5mm thicker. But the screen is at 5.7"!!

TL: DR, will sit back and wait for reviews first. Won't be too long with the phone coming out within 30 days.
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:49 AM   #32
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For me, it's either the Pixel XL (2017) or this.

But coming from the Pixel XL (2016), standby time is way better than my Nexus 6P.

I dunno if the PH1's standby time will be as good anot..

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Old 01-06-2017, 01:17 PM   #33
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Received reply from Essential regarding the supported bands for carrier aggregation.
Thanks for checking! Do keep us updated!

So far the only concern I have is with the battery life.... Another small battery similar to HTC U11 powering that big high resolution screen....
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:24 PM   #34
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The preorder with the 50usd topup for the 360 camera is quite tempting...
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:02 PM   #35
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For me, it's either the Pixel XL (2017) or this.

But coming from the Pixel XL (2016), standby time is way better than my Nexus 6P.

I dunno if the PH1's standby time will be as good anot..
another unknown would be software upgrade and support
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:29 PM   #36
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Same as OnePlus lor..
another unknown would be software upgrade and support
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:45 PM   #37
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For the pre order.. Need to pay the full amount?

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Old 03-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #38
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[QUOTE=bundy;108390677]For the pre order.. Need to pay the full amount?

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Only shipping to selected countries. Never state which one?
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:12 PM   #40
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I thought only released for us currently? International shipments out liao?

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:19 AM   #41
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[QUOTE=technolust;108410141]I thought only released for us currently? International shipments out liao?

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Old 04-06-2017, 11:17 AM   #42
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Do note this may not be the regular android or whatever that you are expecting. Since he was the founder of android, he'll probably continue to use android kernel but probably a different OS. Imagine LineageOS of that sort but of his own creation so it's as stock as what he defines "stock" is. It is still unclear until more has been revealed in later time
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:47 AM   #43
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Wow the camera photo samples posted by the so-called Essential president look sux. Hopefully, that won't be the final product result.
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Wow the camera photo samples posted by the so-called Essential president look sux. Hopefully, that won't be the final product result.
nothing much to expect~ hahaha
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:18 AM   #45
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The 360 vid camera samples also fail.
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