Now that Essential Phone, officially Essential Phone PH-1, is out for sale, let’s see how it compares to iPhone 7 Plus.

By Otto Mergen

In terms of dimension, Essential falls in between iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus. It is slightly bigger than iPhone 7 but smaller than iPhone 7 Plus. Essential is also slightly thicker than iPhone 7 Plus. However, considering that unlike iPhone 7 its frame is made of titanium it doesn’t require casing, which puts it in par with Apple’s phone but preserves its elegancy. Both phones weigh almost the same, 6.5oz vs 6.6oz.

Essential has slightly better cameras, but iPhone’s aperture is better. Since Essential has a modular design with its optional swappable add-ons that physically attach to the phone it has a potential to expand on specs dimensions. For example, with its 360 Camera, which is currently the only available add-on accessory, it provides immersive experience by putting viewer in the center of action.

Essential has better display resolution as well. Apple offers three different storage capacities, while Essential comes with only one, 128GB, option and none offers expandable storage. The Essential Phone has a much bigger battery and charges faster. Both phones have very powerful and comparable processors. Following Apple’s suite Essential does not offer headphone jack.

Essential is running on Android, but considering its features and price and new modular design concept it may be a serious competitor not only for high-end Android run phones but to Apple phones as well.



iPhone 7 Plus


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·       Dimensions: 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.2 inches

·       Weight: 6.63 ounces

·       Display: 4.7 inches Retina Display

·       Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels at 401 ppi

·       OS: iOS 10.2

·       Storage: 32GB/128GB/256GB

·       Processor: Apple’s 64-bit A10 Fusion chip, M10 motion coprocessor

·       RAM: 3GB

·       Camera: Rear 12MP, Front 7MP

·       Battery: Li-Ion 1960 mAh

·       Price: $749 for the 32GB models


Essential Phone


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·       Size: 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.31 inches

·       Weight: 6.5 ounces

·       Display: 5.79 inches

·       Resolution: 2560 x 1312 Pixels at 504 ppi

·       OS: Android

·       Storage: 128GB

·       Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Kryo 280 Octa-core

·       RAM: 4GB

·       Camera: Rear 13MP, Front 8MP

·       Battery: Li-Ion 3040 mAh

·       Price: $699, $749 if bundled with 360 Camera

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