The Phablet List > Essential phones > Phone

Essential Phone specifications and comparison

Compare with

Essential Phone

5.71 inch

1312x2560 pixels (17.6:9)
503 DPI

13 MP, f/1.9

8 MP, f/2.2 secondary
2160p @ 30fps video

128 GB Storage


Snapdragon 835 Chipset
Adreno 540 GPU

Key Technical Specifications

Announced2017, May
Released2017, Q3 (Expected)
Dimensions141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm (5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
Weight185 g (6.53 oz)
Water Rating None
Size5.71 inch
Resolution1312x2560 pixels
Aspect Ratio17.6:9
Pixel Density~503 ppi
Screen-to-body ratio~84.86 %
Chipset Snapdragon 835
CPU Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 540
System Memory 128 GB
Expandable Storage No
OSAndroid 7
Rear Camera 13 MP, f/1.9
Flash LED
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.2
Max Video Quality 2160p @ 30fps
Type 3040 mAh (Non-removable)
Wireless Charging Yes
Other Features
Sensors accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Biometrics Fingerprint
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Infrared Port No
3.5mm Jack No
Loudspeaker Stereo Speakers
Radio No
Colors Stellar Gray, Ocean Depths, Black Moon, Pure White


Add a device for comparison by using the search bar at the top of this page.

Essential Phone rivals

Essential Phone Articles

About the Essential Phone

Released in 2017, the Essential Phone features a 5.71 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560x1312 pixels that delivers an estimated pixel density of 503 ppi. This big screen smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, paired with a Adreno 540 graphics processor and 4 GB of RAM.

The Essential Phone has 128 GB of system memory for all of your apps and entertainment but is not equipped with a memory card reader. Running on the Android 7 operating system, this phone packs a 3040 mAh battery that is non-removable and supports wireless charging.

You can capture all of your life's memories with the Essential Phone using the 13 MP, f/1.9 rear mounted camera and a 8 MP, f/2.2 selfie shooter up front. Get right in on the action as you record videos and live stream with image quality up to 2160p @ 30fps.

With the Essential Phone you can enjoy fast unlocking while keeping your device secure with a fingerprint reader. This device does not have any special water and dust protection ratings, so using a case would be best.

You can enjoy simple digital payments and send files directly to your favorite people with NFC. With no IR blaster on board, this device cannot be used to operate infrared controlled equipment such as TV's and DVD players.  Back to top

  Find the perfect device on The Phablet List

Please Note: Mistakes do happen, and the information on this page may not be 100% correct. If you think that any specs are inaccurate or missing, please leave a comment or contact us.