Updated: 21st November 2017

Essential Phone: The 3 weak points of the competitor of the iPhone 7

The Essential Phone has just been officialized! MeltyStyle points out its 3 main flaws.
This Tuesday, May 30, Andy Rubin and his team have formalized the Essential Phone, their very first smartphone . Positioned on the high end, the device has qualities worthy of the largest manufacturers on the market. Its power is provided by a 8-core Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM, and its photo quality by a dual 13 megapixel rear sensor with f / 1.85 aperture among others. But despite its undeniable strengths, the Essential Phone still catches on some aspects … We selected 3 so you can get an idea.
1) It does not have a jack
Like the iPhone 7, the Essential Phone is devoid of jack … An absence that did not prevent Apple to sell its smartphone by hundreds of thousands, but that could be damaging to its new rival. Yes, the brand of the co-founder of Android does not logically benefit from the same popularity as the Cupertino firm, and potential users might be tempted to turn to a product that incorporates the famous 3.5mm port. A big mistake on the part of Essential ?
2) It is not waterproof
Big negative for the Essential Phone! As more and more smartphones benefit from the IP67 / IP68 certification – including the iPhone 7 – the new flagship is not designed to withstand the water … Once again, it can be a brake! Especially as we will see in the third point, the Essential Phone is really not given.
3) Its price and availability
Already available in pre-order, the Essential Phone is worth $ 699. So yes, it is cheaper than an iPhone 7 or a Galaxy S8 that beats sales records … But it remains very high for a brand that we are just beginning to hear about. Not to mention that the smartphone is currently available only in the US market, which is still quite limited. We’ll see if users crack anyway or not. What do you think of the Essential Phone?

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