The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It’s entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung’s Galaxy Note. The latest LG V phone. Google’s Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the iPhone.
Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But will it succeed? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.