1. farocco's Avatar
    Hello
    Amazon has it for 5 payments, looking at halo or white.

    Any difference?
    04-21-2018 06:00 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I know there are lots of people who love or hate this phone, but I have to say that the two that I've had were really good phones. With my experience with the device, the only issue I had was the camera not being quite up to flagship level. I had no lag or crashes with it though. It's a capable camera, just not a Samsung or Pixel level camera. At 400 dollars, I say go for it. It's a heck of a phone for $400.00.

    All that being said, I have read that signal strength might be an issue on T-Mobile. I used mine on AT&T and had no signal issues.
    04-21-2018 06:08 PM
  3. farocco's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T also. It is tempting with the 5 payments. Any difference between halo or white?
    04-21-2018 06:20 PM
  4. ffejjj's Avatar
    Color lol
    04-21-2018 06:32 PM
  5. farocco's Avatar
    leaning towards the white
    04-21-2018 06:40 PM
  6. mmednick1's Avatar
    Only problem with the white is it seems that the white plastic around the screen seems to get dirty.
    04-22-2018 09:01 AM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T also. It is tempting with the 5 payments. Any difference between halo or white?
    I think the Halo comes with Amazon Alexa preinstalled. I don't know if that's the case if you buy it straight from Essential though.

    I've owned the black and white versions. Kept them in cases, and the plastic rim around the phones remained clean on both of them.
    04-22-2018 06:57 PM
  8. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I think the Halo comes with Amazon Alexa preinstalled. I don't know if that's the case if you buy it straight from Essential though.

    I've owned the black and white versions. Kept them in cases, and the plastic rim around the phones remained clean on both of them.
    Halo Gray can't be purchased directly from Essential. It's the only one that comes with Alexa which can be uninstalled.
    04-22-2018 07:33 PM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Halo Gray can't be purchased directly from Essential. It's the only one that comes with Alexa which can be uninstalled.
    Thanks for clearing that up. I'm curious if Alexa call be deleted from it.
    04-22-2018 07:38 PM
  10. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T also. It is tempting with the 5 payments. Any difference between halo or white?
    I've had white and Halo Gray. They have the same frame but the Halo isn't slippery since it has the matte ceramic which feels like a ceramic tile with a bit of soft touch plastic.
    04-22-2018 07:38 PM
  11. msr360's Avatar
    I've had white and Halo Gray. They have the same frame but the Halo isn't slippery since it has the matte ceramic which feels like a ceramic tile with a bit of soft touch plastic.
    Agreed...... I like the Haly Gray much better than the Pure White.
    04-23-2018 09:02 AM
  12. ntotrr's Avatar
    I received my phone yesterday and have a full day of use under my belt. I'm liking it a lot. Can't say enough about the build quality and the size of the phone means it fits better in my pocket than my ZTE Axon 7. I've been following reviews and comments on this phone since it was first released and the more recent ones made me feel comfortable with buying one. It's only been one day but it performs perfectly.
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    04-25-2018 05:42 PM
  13. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Glad that you are liking the phone. I just bought another one as well, and I'm really liking it again too.
    04-28-2018 06:31 AM
  14. jtcannonball's Avatar
    I received my phone yesterday and have a full day of use under my belt. I'm liking it a lot. Can't say enough about the build quality and the size of the phone means it fits better in my pocket than my ZTE Axon 7. I've been following reviews and comments on this phone since it was first released and the more recent ones made me feel comfortable with buying one. It's only been one day but it performs perfectly.
    How do you like it now that you've had it a few days?
    04-28-2018 09:48 AM
  15. technutcounselor's Avatar
    This phone is totally worth it at $400
    04-29-2018 06:49 PM
  16. bembol's Avatar
    Reason why I picked it up. $390 because of the Connection fee but then I got a free Ultimate Ears WonderBoom from Best Buy.
    04-30-2018 04:29 PM
  17. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I thought it was a terrible phone for $700, $400 is a good deal IMO if it's the type of phone you want.
    04-30-2018 07:12 PM
  18. ntotrr's Avatar
    How do you like it now that you've had it a few days?
    The phone has been flawless, I'm very happy with it. I haven't had a single issue with it. It runs smooth and fast without any lagging. I've used the camera a lot to document some of the things going on in the house being built for me. It produces pretty good photos. But I didn't buy it for the camera, like any other phone I've had. I've got an extensive collection of photo gear for taking pictures. I've not regretted getting this phone for one minute, it's quite a bargain at $400.
    05-02-2018 10:37 AM
  19. wmurch3's Avatar
    The phone has been flawless, I'm very happy with it. I haven't had a single issue with it. It runs smooth and fast without any lagging. I've used the camera a lot to document some of the things going on in the house being built for me. It produces pretty good photos. But I didn't buy it for the camera, like any other phone I've had. I've got an extensive collection of photo gear for taking pictures. I've not regretted getting this phone for one minute, it's quite a bargain at $400.
    Agreed! I use my kodak dslr for real pictures. I keep it in my car all the time so I almost always have it.

    I have taken a lot of portraits with the ph1 and have been impressed. Slow motion video is pretty neat too.

    128gb internal storage, sd 835 processor, pure 8.1 Oreo, and unrivaled build quality make this phone a fantastic deal if you ask me. The form factor is perfect too.

    I'm also impressed with the battery life and speaker volume. This thing is louder than any phone I've owned before.
    bembol likes this.
    05-02-2018 11:22 AM
  20. bembol's Avatar
    Two things I noticed right away was battery life and the speaker.

    I love it that I have no regrets selling my Samsung Galaxy S9+.
    05-02-2018 01:23 PM
  21. SRFast's Avatar
    I own a Pixel XL & the Essential. Both phones have great battery life, but the PH-1 speaker volume is LOUD. I set it at less that 10% and it blows the Pixel XL volume away set 50%+. Additionally, the monthly Android OTA security updates are consistently available the same day Google releases them.
    05-07-2018 01:51 PM
  22. computerguy68's Avatar
    I own a Pixel XL & the Essential. Both phones have great battery life, but the PH-1 speaker volume is LOUD. I set it at less that 10% and it blows the Pixel XL volume away set 50%+. Additionally, the monthly Android OTA security updates are consistently available the same day Google releases them.
    Yes, just installed the May update a few minutes ago!
    05-07-2018 02:29 PM

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