The Essential Phone is in a class of its own, thanks to the ingenuity of Andy Rubin, the man we can thank for Android. It enters a field saturated by phones with almost the same specs as the Google Pixel phone, iPhone, and the Samsung Galaxy Note.

So what do you need to know about the Essential Phone? There will be a rundown of its specs at the end of this article but let us look at some of its nitty-gritty.

Model and Price

The Essential phone comes in Black Moon, Stellar Grey, Pure White and Ocean Depths. Fork out $699, and you will get your 128GB storage capacity Essential phone. Two things make it stand out, one being that it is Rubin who is involved in its conception and secondly, the phone has no top bezel extending the screen all the way up to the top. The Essential phone’s body is made of titanium so no scratches and bends.

Storage, Performance, and Battery Life

Equipped with a Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage and 3,040 mAh battery and no one is complaining.


The phone has a 360-degree camera, has a Home Assistant that can plan your day by accessing the information you have inside the phone. It runs on an Android 7.1 Nougat.

Talking about the camera, it has a camera on the front of the phone which is smack in the middle of the screen. As much as that might seem distracting, it is not, and it takes very good pictures. The camera also does not come with filters installed, so fans of filters might find this unusual. Another plus on the camera is that it comes in mono mode and auto mode. The difference lies in how fast the mode takes pictures in that in mono, it is faster.

A little heavier than your standard phone thanks to titanium and ceramic used to make it, Essential has a lot working, it is beautiful and has workable accessories. Make sure to get yourself one when it hits the local stores.