Essential PH-1

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Essential PH-1 details

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  • Robust configuration
  • 4K video recording
  • Excellent cameras
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass
  • Fast charging and wireless charging
Beware of
  • Supports single SIM
  • No microSD card slot
Verdict

The Essential PH-1 is one of the best smartphones having plenty of great features. The phablet has it all which one desires in a flagship gadget. It is a superb choice for all and especially travellers. The performance, display, cameras, sound etc are perfect. However, one must keep in mind that the handset supports single SIM.

A master smartphone in all aspects
Display and Configuration
 
The Essential PH-1 comes with a large 5.7-inch IPS LCD display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass v5 for screen protection. It has a superb screen resolution of 1,312 x 2,560 pixels. The smartphone is powered by two quad-core Kyro 280 processors (2.45GHz + 1.9GHz), 4GB of RAM and Adreno 540 GPU. The handset boots on Android v7.1 (Nougat) OS and features a rear fingerprint sensor.
 
Camera and Storage
 
An 8MP (f/2.20) selfie shooter and a dual back camera with 13MP (f/1.85) each are present for photography and videography needs. Both the snappers (front and back) supports 4K video recording. The rear cameras use both colour and monochrome sensors which capture up to 200% more light. There is also a 360-degree camera port present at the back of the smartphone. The user can buy a 360-degree camera by spending a little extra budget. The 360-degree camera captures brilliant sharp images and videos. On the storage ground, the handset houses a 128GB internal memory and there is no microSD card slot present.
 
Battery and Connectivity
 
The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,040mAh li-ion battery which delivers long hours of backup. It supports fast charging as well as you can charge the smartphone wirelessly (supports cordless connector). On the connectivity ground, the Essential PH-1 features single SIM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB port.
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Essential PH-1 price in india
Essential PH-1 price in India is expected to be Rs. 44,990. Essential PH-1 Expected to be launched on Dec 28, 2017.
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • 128 GB, Non Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • No FM Radio
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Essential PH-1 Specifications

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General
Launch Date December 28, 2017 (Expected)
Brand Essential
Model PH-1
Operating System Android v7.1 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
yes
Design
Height 141.5 mm Compare Size
Width 71.1 mm
Thickness 7.8 mm
Very Good
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7.8 mm
Average in group
7.9 mm
Best in this group
5.1 mm
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Weight 185 grams
Poor
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185 grams
Average in group
161 grams
Best in this group
112 grams
Group: 36 - 54 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Build Material Case: Ceramic, Titanium
Back: Ceramic, Titanium
Colours Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White, Ocean Depths
Display
Very Good
Display compared to
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73%
Average in group
77%
Best in this group
94%
Group: 36 - 54 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.7 inches (14.48 cm)
Screen Resolution
1312 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density
505 ppi
Best in Class
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505 ppi
Average in group
534 ppi
Best in this group
576 ppi
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Display Type
IPS LCD
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
84.32 %
Performance
Best in Class
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98%
Average in group
84%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 36 - 54 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor
Octa core (2.45 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280 + 1.9 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 280)
Best in Class
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Quad core, 2.45 GHz, Kryo 280 + Quad core, 1.9 GHz Kryo 280, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
Average in group
Dual core, 1.84 GHz, Chipset: Apple A9
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.4 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: HiSilicon KIRIN 960
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Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 540
RAM
4 GB
Excellent
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4 GB
Average in group
3 GB
Best in this group
8 GB
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Storage
Best in Class
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99%
Average in group
99%
Best in this group
99%
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
128 GB
Best in Class
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128 GB
Average in group
64 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
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Expandable Memory
no  No
Camera
Very Good
Rear Camera compared to
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85%
Average in group
79%
Best in this group
99%
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Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP + 13 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Very Good
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13 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23 MP
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Sensor CMOS image sensor
Autofocus yes Hybrid autofocus, Phase Detection autofocus, Laser autofocus
Aperture F1.8
Flash yes LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 8 MP Front Camera
Very Good
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8 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
16 MP
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Aperture F2.2
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 60 fps, 1280x720 @ 120 fps
Battery
Very Good
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78%
Average in group
79%
Best in this group
97%
Group: 36 - 54 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
3040 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
no  No
Quick Charging
yes Fast
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) / 3500(band 42) / 3700(band 43)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 1500(band 11) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20) / 1500(band 21) / 1900(band 25) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29) / 2300(band 30)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v5.0
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
USB Type-C
yes (Doesn't support micro-USB)
Multimedia
FM Radio
no  No
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack USB Type-C
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
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