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Essential Phone
#1
So I finally got my Essential Phone yesterday after having to return and re-buy it after my mobile provider refused to give me price protection. Good luck to them selling the open box return. Anyhow, I do really like the phone, more than my G6 even. I paid $240CAD for it. It really feels like a much more expensive device. It's made of titanium and it's so durable that I'm using it without a case. I also got the 360 degree camera for it and it's really cool. I'm going to bring it with me when I travel and to special occasions. I have a feeling the videos it shoots would work in a VR headset which I'm sure would be interesting to try out.

Because of the way this deal worked I probably won't be able to buy another phone for one year now. They are giving me a $10 bill credit each month for one year. If I try to pay it off early to get another phone I think I will lose that $10 promo. So my phone addiction is on hold. Angel
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#2
It's only 12 months and you have an amazing phone to play with in the meantime.
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#3
Yup. I should be fine. However I will miss out on the black Friday and boxing day deals. We'll see. I'm trying to get my wife a second line with this provider so that might solve it if it goes through.
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#4
So I managed to drop this phone last weekend from about 3 feet onto concrete with no case or screen protector on the phone. No damage. I'm impressed. It's really nice being able to use a sleek phone like this without a case. I really like it so far, even more than the G6. I do miss the dual camera setup on the G6 but I like pretty much everything else better on the Essential Phone.

It seems like they have engineered this phone to survive drop damage. It has a thin rubber bead around the perimeter beneath the screen that seems to absorb impacts. Below that it's made of titanium and the back is ceramic. It's extremely durable.
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(03-30-2018, 03:14 PM)SickBeast Wrote: So I managed to drop this phone last weekend from about 3 feet onto concrete with no case or screen protector on the phone.  No damage.  I'm impressed.  It's really nice being able to use a sleek phone like this without a case.  I really like it so far, even more than the G6.  I do miss the dual camera setup on the G6 but I like pretty much everything else better on the Essential Phone.

It seems like they have engineered this phone to survive drop damage.  It has a thin rubber bead around the perimeter beneath the screen that seems to absorb impacts.  Below that it's made of titanium and the back is ceramic.  It's extremely durable.

There are a couple of my tech editor friends who have this phone and they love it.
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(03-30-2018, 03:40 PM)apoppin Wrote:
(03-30-2018, 03:14 PM)SickBeast Wrote: So I managed to drop this phone last weekend from about 3 feet onto concrete with no case or screen protector on the phone.  No damage.  I'm impressed.  It's really nice being able to use a sleek phone like this without a case.  I really like it so far, even more than the G6.  I do miss the dual camera setup on the G6 but I like pretty much everything else better on the Essential Phone.

It seems like they have engineered this phone to survive drop damage.  It has a thin rubber bead around the perimeter beneath the screen that seems to absorb impacts.  Below that it's made of titanium and the back is ceramic.  It's extremely durable.

There are a couple of my tech editor friends who have this phone and they love it.

Yeah it's really great. I got lucky in that the phone got terrible reviews when it launched and it basically flopped. They are selling them here on a fire sale for only $240CAD. These are the types of phone I buy. They are a tremendous value. The Android 8.1 update fixed all the issues with the phone and with the hacked Google camera app, the camera on the phone is comparable to my G6.
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#7
That is what I have been hearing. It's a very nice looking, practical, and (evidently) very durable phone.

Independent tech editors are generally thrifty and look for great bang-for-buck for themselves (also)
Thinking
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(03-30-2018, 04:05 PM)apoppin Wrote: That is what I have been hearing.  It's a very nice looking, practical, and (evidently) very durable phone.  

Independent tech editors are generally thrifty and look for great bang-for-buck for themselves (also)
Thinking

It's a good quality for a reviewer to have. Most consumers are interested in bang-for-buck also.
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