08-25-2017 05:59 PM
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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    I signed up for the Essential phone a while back. In the mean time, I got this S8+. I got an email saying I can buy the Essential now.

    The little geek on my left shoulder is saying... "buy it"

    The self-control fairy on my right shoulder is saying... "hold out, hold out"

    They have a decent 15-day return policy. Looking at it now though, I'm not sure I want it. I'm not sure I want to take the risk either.

    Any thoughts?
    08-17-2017 02:24 AM
  2. kalpit18's Avatar
    I signed up for the Essential phone a while back. In the mean time, I got this S8+. I got an email saying I can buy the Essential now.

    The little geek on my left shoulder is saying... "buy it"

    The self-control fairy on my right shoulder is saying... "hold out, hold out"

    They have a decent 15-day return policy. Looking at it now though, I'm not sure I want it. I'm not sure I want to take the risk either.

    Any thoughts?
    Essential phone could be a hit or miss but s8+ for sure is a good phone. Wait for the next generation of essential phone and see how this one performs until then.
    08-17-2017 02:28 AM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Buy it..I bought the black moon version and ready to move on to the new flagships. Selling my S8 and U11, done with them and ready for fall flagships.
    modifier likes this.
    08-17-2017 05:02 AM
  4. amyf27's Avatar
    I agree the S8+ is awesome. But whatever works best for you. I just don't think the Essential can measure up
    08-17-2017 10:45 AM
  5. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Wait for it,...wait for it,......the thing that will separate the Essential from the rest is durability and the connector system. Today the Essential might be on par with the S8 but once we start getting hardware made specifically for the essential that will be the game changer in my opinion
    08-17-2017 02:47 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    They just don't have a track record yet for me to take the dive. I want to but with the Pixel 2 being so close I am most likely just going to wait for that.
    08-17-2017 06:05 PM
  7. kceb83's Avatar
    I'm in same boat and pulled the trigger. Ready to try something new and the essential looks awesome. If they can indeed update it at the rate one would expect with stock Android I might abandon Samsung. Then again note 8..... Damn I have a problem
    08-17-2017 06:22 PM
  8. doggy2965's Avatar
    Can the essential phone be used on verizon?
    08-17-2017 07:43 PM
  9. areyes163's Avatar
    Can the essential phone be used on verizon?
    Yes. It can be used in verizon.
    08-17-2017 08:03 PM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    I got the email, but I just couldn't do it! Just got an S8 and a Pixel XL (Pixel via trade) and I'm gonna hold for other phones, Pixel 2? V30? Mate 10? So much is coming!
    08-18-2017 11:52 AM
  11. ByteMyAscii's Avatar
    I agree the S8+ is awesome. But whatever works best for you. I just don't think the Essential can measure up
    It can measure up in different ways for different users.
    Many phones can.
    If the s8 is a better choice for you, great.
    It just isn't for everyone.
    modifier likes this.
    08-18-2017 06:19 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Honestly I view the essential as a downgrade.

    You will be moving to a phone without an AMOLED display and smaller battery, I expect lower battery life.
    You give up wireless charging.
    You give up a headphone jack.
    You give up water/dust resistance.
    You give up Bixby(may honestly not matter)
    You give up expandable storage.

    You get the same SOC and RAM.
    You get more internal storage.

    Then there is the different software on it, and different physical design, both of which are preference and can be changed with a different case or phone launcher anyway.
    amyf27 likes this.
    08-18-2017 09:57 PM
  13. jjinal's Avatar
    First gens are risky. Very risky.
    08-18-2017 10:08 PM
  14. PaulQ's Avatar
    I decided no. Came close. I also just watched a first look review. I have my eye on the V30 or Pixel 2.

    I hate to say it but I don't think the Essential will take off. I love the idea of a new player but it seems like it can't be done. Has any phone been successful at this in the past 5 years? The OnePlus doesn't seem to be very popular, especially this last one. Remember the Robin? Even the Pixel isn't a massive seller.

    It does look like you can be popular in China and move into the U.S. market. Huawei is making its way in slowly. It can withstand the slow growth because it has its sales all over the world to bolster the company. Essential does not. Essential has plans for a docking station and more add-ons but I have a feeling that will never materialize.

    Feel free to correct me though.
    08-18-2017 10:30 PM
  15. Joshua_Muldoon's Avatar
    I decided no. Came close. I also just watched a first look review. I have my eye on the V30 or Pixel 2.

    I hate to say it but I don't think the Essential will take off. I love the idea of a new player but it seems like it can't be done. Has any phone been successful at this in the past 5 years? The OnePlus doesn't seem to be very popular, especially this last one. Remember the Robin? Even the Pixel isn't a massive seller.

    It does look like you can be popular in China and move into the U.S. market. Huawei is making its way in slowly. It can withstand the slow growth because it has its sales all over the world to bolster the company. Essential does not. Essential has plans for a docking station and more add-ons but I have a feeling that will never materialize.

    Feel free to correct me though.
    Almost everyone loved the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they were almost out of stock for months after their pre orders went live. But you are probably right about the Essential, it's just not what every user Essentially needs.
    08-20-2017 10:05 AM
  16. PaulQ's Avatar
    Almost everyone loved the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, they were almost out of stock for months after their pre orders went live. But you are probably right about the Essential, it's just not what every user Essentially needs.
    Good one. "Essentially needs"

    All the initial reviews are not raving about it like the Pixel. The one thing I find most appealing, more so than the screen itself, is the materials. I like the durability factor. Not enough to buy it though.
    Joshua_Muldoon likes this.
    08-20-2017 07:56 PM
  17. Joshua_Muldoon's Avatar
    Good one. "Essentially needs"

    All the initial reviews are not raving about it like the Pixel. The one thing I find most appealing, more so than the screen itself, is the materials. I like the durability factor. Not enough to buy it though.
    Thanks for noticing the joke 😀. Yes, the titanium is quite appealing to me, but that's about it, no waterproofing, no headphone jack, and no AMOLED are a deal breaker for me personally.
    Wizzy likes this.
    08-20-2017 09:05 PM
  18. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Thanks for noticing the joke 😀. Yes, the titanium is quite appealing to me, but that's about it, no waterproofing, no headphone jack, and no AMOLED are a deal breaker for me personally.
    No expandable storage either.
    08-21-2017 09:53 AM
  19. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Way too many exciting phones coming out soon to take a chance on the Essential phone. I'll wait for Note 8, iPhone 8, Pixel XL 2.
    08-21-2017 09:58 AM
  20. Joshua_Muldoon's Avatar
    No expandable storage either.
    Yeah, sorry I forgot that one. I don't use expandable storage myself though, I just go for at least 64 gbs of internal.
    amyf27 likes this.
    08-21-2017 03:54 PM
  21. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Yeah, sorry I forgot that one. I don't use expandable storage myself though, I just go for at least 64 gbs of internal.
    Gotcha. That's a deal breaker for me so I thought I'd mention it.
    Joshua_Muldoon likes this.
    08-21-2017 04:10 PM
  22. Joshua_Muldoon's Avatar
    Gotcha. That's a deal breaker for me so I thought I'd mention it.
    Yes, I know it is for many people, so I can understand why people are and should be disappointed.
    08-21-2017 04:27 PM
  23. Ziich47's Avatar
    I signed up for the Essential phone a while back. In the mean time, I got this S8+. I got an email saying I can buy the Essential now.

    The little geek on my left shoulder is saying... "buy it"

    The self-control fairy on my right shoulder is saying... "hold out, hold out"

    They have a decent 15-day return policy. Looking at it now though, I'm not sure I want it. I'm not sure I want to take the risk either.

    Any thoughts?
    Depends on what you want out of a phone.
    Cons:
    No IP 67
    Lcd screen
    Average camera
    Lack of accessory support.
    No wireless charging
    No headphone jack

    Pros:
    Materials
    Overall astetics and design
    Fps in a sensible location
    Stock Android
    Modularity
    Uniqueness. It's not the iPhone or Samsung that everyone else has
    08-22-2017 02:24 AM
  24. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    08-23-2017 10:37 AM
  25. Silverberg's Avatar
    I don't think its going to ship next week either...I've become very pessimistic with this company.
    08-25-2017 04:36 PM
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