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Essential Phone PH-1 All specs

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Essential Phone PH-1

The Essential Phone PH-1 is a good Android phone with 2.45Ghz Octa-Core processor that allows run games and heavy applications.

With one SIM card slot, the Essential Phone PH-1 allows download up to 1024 Mbps for internet browsing, but it also depends on the carrier.

Great connectivity of this device includes Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) and NFC to make payments and allows connection to other devices.

Including the battery, the Essential Phone PH-1 phone has 185 grams and it's a very thin device, only 7.8 mm.

Model and physical featuresEssential Phone PH-1
ModelPhone PH-1
Also known asEssential PH-1 Unlocked
Country or region availableCanadaUSAEuropeJapan
BrandEssential
Release dateAugust, 2017
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)71.1 x 141.5 millimeters (2.8 x 5.57 in)
Weight185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsTitanium frame, front glass, ceramic back
Protection against water and othersIP54 certified: protection against dust and splashing
Operating system (OS)Essential Phone PH-1
Operating systemAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareEssential Phone PH-1
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.45Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (114GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supported
DisplayEssential Phone PH-1
Display typeLTPS IPS LCD
Screen size5.71" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1312x2560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)504 PPI
Colors16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataEssential Phone PH-1
Dual-SIMNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat16 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43)
VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supported
Maximum download/upload1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingEssential Phone PH-1
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupported
Video callingSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraEssential Phone PH-1
Main camera(dual camera)
13 megapixels
13MP mono (f/1.9 1/3.1" PDAF/Laser)
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraEssential Phone PH-1
Front camera8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Front flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered
MultimediaEssential Phone PH-1
RadioNot supported
TVNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesEssential Phone PH-1
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supported
NFCSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supported
Other functionsEssential Phone PH-1
Active noise cancellationSupported
Vibrating alertSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths
- 500 nits brightness screen
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyEssential Phone PH-1
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3040 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)27W
Talk timefeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Essential Phone PH-1
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered