Essential first entered our lexicon just a few short months ago with the introduction of the Essential Phone. It offers the basics in a gorgeous package of ceramic, titanium and glass. Even Android is stripped down to its pure essence with zero add-ons. Needless to say, it’s a cool device.
Apple is the polar opposite of Essential, and the newly announced iPhone X follows suit. It is jam-packed with crazy tech like Face ID and touch gestures, along with an operating system designed specifically for the hardware. The design was revamped with no home button, a glass back and 5.8-inch OLED display. It is Apple’s first big-time iPhone announcement in a long time.
It’s too early to make an informed opinion of which device is better, but judging from early looks, the iPhone X bests the newbie in just about every category that matters—with the most important being the camera.
Check out the galleries and spec sheet down below for a more in-depth breakdown of the iPhone X and Essential Phone.
|Apple - iPhone X||Essential - Essential PH-1|
|Display Size||5.8-inch, 1125 x 2436 pixel display (463 ppi)||5.71-inch, 1312 x 2560 pixel display (504 ppi)|
|Display Type||Super Retina HD||CGS / LTPS|
|Operating System||iOS 11 (at launch)||Android|
|Processor||A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||13MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||7MP||8MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0 LE|
|Height||5.65 inches (14.35 cm)||141.5 mm (5.57 inches)|
|Width||2.79 inches (70.9 mm)||71.1 mm (2.80 inches)|
|Depth||.30 inches (7.6 mm)||7.8 mm (0.31 inches)|
|Weight||6.14 oz (174 g)||185 g (6.53 oz)|
|Colors||Space Gray Silver||Black, Grey, Ocean Depths, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), and Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||HEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and Motion JPEG||N/A|