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image. Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. Show More Summary
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is shipping this week with reviews indicating it has some compelling features. The Nokia 8 was revealed last week with Zeiss optics appearing on a Nokia once again.
The Essential Phone will soon be in the hands of customers who pre-ordered the device. And after the recent flood of up-close-and-personal photos of the phone, anticipation is building. Indeed, the Essential Phone is a beautiful device, as Business Insider immediately realized during our hands-on time with one of the first review units. Show More Summary
We went hands-on with the Essential Phone and Nokia 8, reviewed the Nokia 5, talked about Android O, and much more. Here's the news of the week!
You don't have to spend $699 to get these wallpapers. The new Essential Phone has a pretty mind-bending screen with super-tiny bezels, and it just looks even better with one of its default wallpapers loaded. Those wallpapers have picked...Show More Summary
Essential isn't even trying to compete with Samsung or even LG with their first phone. You've probably read at least one "first look" at the Essential Phone. They all have a few things in common, and mostly leave us with the impression that it's an interesting first try from a new company. Show More Summary
This week's podcast is all about the Essential Android phone.
I've only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome. I'm not going to repeat all of ways the phone's amazing or falls short (you can read my colleague Karissa Bell's review of the phone for that). Show More Summary
The Essential Phone is the first handset from the father of Google's Android, and it's a solid alternative to Apple's iPhone.
The Essential Phone is here and it's a hotly anticipated device but should you care? What makes it special? Here's the top 5 features that make the Essential Phone... essential.
It was supposed to be ready within a month of its announcement in May, but better late than never. The Essential Phone, the new smartphone by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, is available for preorder at Sprint starting today. The premium...Show More Summary
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It's hot, it's hyped, and it's now on sale. If you're looking for a high-end phone, it's hard to ignore the gravity of the Essential Phone right now. When a company run by Andy Rubin releases a phone, people take notice — and they'll also have to take out their wallet, because the Essential Phone is a cool $699. It's available in the U.S. Show More Summary
It’s a pretty captivating pitch: Andy Rubin, one of the guys who founded Android (and who lead the project within Google for eight years!) has a new company… and he’s building an Android phone. The “Essential Phone,” as it’s known. I’ve been carrying around an Essential Phone for a few days now. Here’s what I think so far. Read More
Is Essential the new Android phone to beat? Here's what the critics say.
The Essential Phone PH-1 combines top-notch hardware and pure Android software for an amazing deal on Sprint, but its more costly unlocked model is a harder sell.
Essential's second carrier-exclusive launch gets under way. Coming in a day after the Essential Phone launched in the U.S., Canadian carrier TELUS has opened up its pre-orders for the new phone from Andy Rubin's company. Unlike the Sprint...Show More Summary
The phone from Android's creator has a lot of promise. But is not more essential than other premium smartphones.
Whenever a newcomer hits the scene to challenge an incumbent, we take notice. The Galaxy S8 has been a clear success in the market, outselling not only the entire slate of high-end phones in 2017 but also beating Samsung's own Galaxy S7 sales records. Show More Summary