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  1. raqball's Avatar
    11-14-2017 06:12 PM
  2. Stinger4321's Avatar
    Just saw this.. awesome.. and I just received the phone yesterday.. looks like essential is doing their part in making this a great phone..
    11-14-2017 06:18 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Finished flashing, was pretty straight forward.

    Happy to get my night mode back

    11-14-2017 06:56 PM
  4. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    I
    have no idea how to do this 😂
    11-14-2017 07:10 PM
  5. shashankmittal's Avatar
    Finished flashing, was pretty straight forward.

    Happy to get my night mode back

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...361f235d80.jpg
    Waiting for your first hand impressions!
    11-14-2017 09:52 PM
  6. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Just installed it and now exploring what's new.

    First impressions:
    - Night mode is available

    - Switching modes in camera is faster

    - The color scheme is more white and no dark shades, especially in the quick panel

    - Fingerprint gesture - swipe once to check notifications and swipe twice to open the quick panel. I think the swipe twice was not available before

    11-14-2017 10:59 PM
  7. shashankmittal's Avatar
    - Fingerprint gesture - swipe once to check notifications and swipe twice to open the quick panel. I think the swipe twice was not available before
    It's there in the latest 7.1.1 build.

    How is the camera and battery life in Oreo? Any better?
    11-14-2017 11:33 PM
  8. digitalbreak's Avatar
    It's there in the latest 7.1.1 build.

    How is the camera and battery life in Oreo? Any better?
    Hard to say about the camera and battery life so soon. However, I don't expect the battery life to be good with beta builds anyways.
    11-14-2017 11:52 PM
  9. bhatech's Avatar
    I remember seeing in their release notes while downloading that there may be battery drain with Bluetooth on. So I have turned off Bluetooth for now.
    Will have to see if I want to make it my daily driver for couple of days, my be one of the weekend I'll l use it more extensively to see how it goes.
    11-15-2017 12:46 AM
  10. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So far so good for me. I installed the Google Camera port and the Motion Photo options is working on it now.
    11-15-2017 06:45 AM
  11. modifier's Avatar
    Flashed my spare white phone and relocked the bootloader. Went smooth overall.

    If the beta proves stable enough I'll flash it on my daily driver. It sounds like the final build of Oreo will overwrite the beta via OTA when it's ready for release.
    11-15-2017 07:27 PM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Flashed my spare white phone and relocked the bootloader. Went smooth overall.

    If the beta proves stable enough I'll flash it on my daily driver. It sounds like the final build of Oreo will overwrite the beta via OTA when it's ready for release.
    Why did you have to unlock bootloader that you had to relock bootloader? I just side loaded the Oreo beta zip file from essential and didn't have to unlock boot loader to flash.
    11-16-2017 01:49 AM
  13. modifier's Avatar
    Why did you have to unlock bootloader that you had to relock bootloader? I just side loaded the Oreo beta zip file from essential and didn't have to unlock boot loader to flash.
    Because I had it unlocked on 7.1.1 for testing. I had to relock it to meet MDM requirements so I could install some of my apps.
    11-16-2017 06:48 AM
  14. bhatech's Avatar
    Because I had it unlocked on 7.1.1 for testing. I had to relock it to meet MDM requirements so I could install some of my apps.
    Ah got it
    11-16-2017 09:01 AM
  15. modifier's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone else noticed this but the Oreo beta regulatory info shows that a launch in Japan is imminent.

    Android 8 - Developer Beta!-screenshot_20171116-131511.jpg

    (Bonus points if you caught the "imminent" reference. )
    11-16-2017 12:22 PM
  16. allen832008's Avatar
    Anyone installed and using with Android Auto? Was curious of what the known issues with using it are with the Beta.
    11-16-2017 01:52 PM
  17. Torque_beast's Avatar
    Any issues like reported on earlier 7.1 like lag and freezing up? Looking at buying this phone but been seeing a lot of bad reviews. I like the specs and build quality but need a phone I can depend on for work.
    11-17-2017 08:14 AM
  18. shashankmittal's Avatar
    Any issues like reported on earlier 7.1 like lag and freezing up? Looking at buying this phone but been seeing a lot of bad reviews. I like the specs and build quality but need a phone I can depend on for work.
    There are lot of bad reviews because the initial software wasn't as stable. The numerous software updates have certainly made things a lot better. It is too early to comment if Oreo (which is still in beta) is stable.
    If you want to buy, then you should. If you don't like it, return it. Another great phone in the same price range is the OP 5T.
    11-17-2017 09:15 AM
  19. Torque_beast's Avatar
    There are lot of bad reviews because the initial software wasn't as stable. The numerous software updates have certainly made things a lot better. It is too early to comment if Oreo (which is still in beta) is stable.
    If you want to buy, then you should. If you don't like it, return it. Another great phone in the same price range is the OP 5T.
    I looked at that too but from what I read it will not work with Verizon
    11-17-2017 01:10 PM
  20. bbycrts's Avatar
    I looked at that too but from what I read it will not work with Verizon
    It works fine on Verizon. I'm using mine on Verizon. WiFi calling doesn't work (there have been a few reports it does - but I think those are flukes). I don't really care about WiFi calling. VOLTE works great and I have just as good reception as I had with my Pixel. I love my PH-1
    11-18-2017 02:03 AM
  21. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    Any issues like reported on earlier 7.1 like lag and freezing up? Looking at buying this phone but been seeing a lot of bad reviews. I like the specs and build quality but need a phone I can depend on for work.
    I have not had any issues with freezing or slowdowns. It is fast and smooth. The only issue that is still not addressed is stuttering touch scrolling. If you slide your finger up or down without lifting it, it will be jittery. If you flick like I do while scrolling, it's smooth as silk. Word on Reddit is that they are working with Qualcomm to fix. Seems like essential is here to make an impact on the market. There will certainly be growing pains but I'm willing to stay and look forward to future updates and models. I see all other Android phones right now as "look a likes". Essential hit it out of the park with Design and they are almost Apple like of old, in thinking outside the box. Imo. The feel of this phone is worth minor bugs.
    modifier likes this.
    11-18-2017 06:50 AM
  22. bhatech's Avatar
    It works fine on Verizon. I'm using mine on Verizon. WiFi calling doesn't work (there have been a few reports it does - but I think those are flukes). I don't really care about WiFi calling. VOLTE works great and I have just as good reception as I had with my Pixel. I love my PH-1
    I believe he was referring to One Plus 5T not compatible with Verizon.
    11-18-2017 11:08 AM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    Any issues like reported on earlier 7.1 like lag and freezing up? Looking at buying this phone but been seeing a lot of bad reviews. I like the specs and build quality but need a phone I can depend on for work.
    I disliked the software on 7.1 even with all the updates because of the random freezing, hang ups etc and was more pronounced to me using other phones which are way smoother. After updating to Oreo beta it's actually been much better, still some minor stuff here and there but overall scrolling is much better, and at least till now I haven't seen the random hang up or freezing. I think once the stable version of Oreo drops it should be even better and finally be a great everyday experience device which will be daily driver worthy for me (minus the camera of course).
    11-18-2017 12:27 PM
  24. Torque_beast's Avatar
    It works fine on Verizon. I'm using mine on Verizon. WiFi calling doesn't work (there have been a few reports it does - but I think those are flukes). I don't really care about WiFi calling. VOLTE works great and I have just as good reception as I had with my Pixel. I love my PH-1
    I was referring to the one plus 5t not working on Verizon but it’s good to know that you have the same reception as the pixel as that was another concern I had.
    11-18-2017 01:59 PM
  25. bbycrts's Avatar
    I was referring to the one plus 5t not working on Verizon but it’s good to know that you have the same reception as the pixel as that was another concern I had.
    Oh gotcha! My bad for not picking that up. I have loved reading about the One Plus phones since the first one came out...unfortunately, I've been a Verizon customer all that time too...
    11-19-2017 01:54 AM
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