OV1 would probably have a flagship SoC. It’ll probably be at least $699 if not $799 msrp at launch. If the OV1 with flagship parts sells for $699, it would be a steal.Pricing would be key for this Essential 2 phone to be successful.
Thing is, with the $599 price of the regular Pixel 6, that's a hard phone to beat for that price, why would I want this new OV1 over the P6 for more money? Better specs and hardware and stuff would have to be a given and unique design, but still, I don't think I'd touch it if it's like $600+.
If this new phone is $549, ok then I'm thinking about it, but if it's $800 or so, no way.
Their updates often came before it even arrived on the PixelsWasn't the Essential 1 known though for having pretty good monthly update support? Thought they did updates regularly month after month like clockwork, which was surprising for a new startup.
They could become sort of like the next OnePlus potentially. It would take several years but it could happen if they play their cards right.
I'd say the PH-1's not-quite-good-enough execution was mostly responsible for sinking the company, since it sold poorly from the get-go. Rubin's reported sexual harassment from his Google days was the nail in the proverbial coffin... I actually got an Essential Phone, but I wasn't going to get a follow-up with Rubin in charge no matter how good the phone might be.I owned the PH-1. It was a pretty good phone with some significant weaknesses as well as an essentially (hah) useless gimmick. If not for Essential's founder's personal problems sinking the company, the PH-2 could have been very interesting.
With that said, I'm not sure what this phone could bring to the table at this point. The only niche I see on the Android side is a true compact flagship that's widely available in the North American market. Without the former founder's clout, I wonder if they would even be picked up by more than one carrier.
Same here. I got 2 of them... But if Andy's scandal is the primary reason not to get the essential 2, just wait till I tell about the scandals from the heir to the throne of Samsung...I'd say the PH-1's not-quite-good-enough execution was mostly responsible for sinking the company, since it sold poorly from the get-go. Rubin's reported sexual harassment from his Google days was the nail in the proverbial coffin... I actually got an Essential Phone, but I wasn't going to get a follow-up with Rubin in charge no matter how good the phone might be.
I can certainly understand balking at Lee and his family. I'm perpetually amused at the people who claim Apple is evil incarnate, but promptly rush into the arms of Samsung... a company whose leadership and practices make Apple look squeaky clean by comparison. I suspect it's a combination of that irrational Anything But Apple mindset with a general lack of knowledge about Samsung.Same here. I got 2 of them... But if Andy's scandal is the primary reason not to get the essential 2, just wait till I tell about the scandals from the heir to the throne of Samsung...
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55674712#:~:text=Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced,de facto head of Samsung Electronics since 2014.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
You make some valid points. While the SOC might seem disappointing, what can the SOC not handle in day to day task? I could care less about benchmarks... I will admit the December update they botched pretty badly... and the FPS someone should loose there job over. But by in large Google still makes the best flavor on Android with real actual useful features and hardware just seems to work and integrate seamlessly.With all the Pixel problems with every release, the fact you overlooked them speaks more about your biases. The current latest is no different with the atrociously bad fingerprint scanner and the ridiculously weak mid-range SoC that they insist on selling at flagship prices. Is it too hard for google not release a phone with a deal breaker every single time? If it was Apple or Samsung delivering a phone with absolute shit of a fingerprint scanner or using a SoC with bad performance selling at flagship prices, you'd be attacking them. So any other option is good in my book, especially an option from a group known to delivery quick updates. I welcome OV1 with open arms.
At the time of release Pixel 6's release, what is the price of the Galaxy S21? The iPhone 13 mini uses a flagship SoC, and what is its price?But the Pixel 6 line is not selling at "flagship prices" At $599 and $899, it's cheaper than the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, and cheaper than the S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, were sold for at launch.
I have both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and absolutely zero issues, seriously, both phones work, and don't have any game changer problems. Phone calls work 100% perfectly, texting zero issues, surfing the web never a problem, GPS navigation works flawlessly, battery life is actually better than expected. The phone is very fluid and smooth operating.
I did turn off the fingerprint scanner though, after the first couple days, mostly because I hated that bright light that popped up every time, super annoying to see that every time. I also wish the display was FLAT and not curved edged.
Seriosuly if my Pixel had a big issue I will admit it, and dump it and go for a iPhone 13 Pro Max, but I don't see any major bugs.