Android 9.0 Pie Review on the Essential Phone

Lisa Gade shows you the new features in Android 9.0 Pie, Google’s latest OS for phones and tablets. It’s available now on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and as an easy OTA download on the Essential Phone PH-1. Google’s added gesture-based navigation, AI tweaks and generally done all the right things to improve on the user experience.
** Watch our review of the Essential Phone here:

23 Replies to “Android 9.0 Pie Review on the Essential Phone”

  1. Dennie Bone

    I've been using this phone since 2017 and it's been a blessing. No issues at all and still runs as if it's brand new. I'm now using Android Q beta 3 software and it's doing great. The Google Pixel 3 Camera mod allows me to take some amazing pictures and videos are good too.

  2. beetlejes

    I just got this phone today, and after I did the update, I could not figure out how to go home. I didn't realize, just how often I actually click, "home", but yeah, I go to click on it constantly. I was also trying to figure out how I had been keeping YouTube open, while on other apps on my old phone, and again, it's the home key. This video helped a lot, thanks! PS, I keep looking at the top right corner of the phone, for the time…sigh. Odd. I'd actually prefer if the battery icon, data, and wifi, were on the left side, and the time was back on the right side. Anyway, thanks again.

  3. Bailey Xavier

    Got an Essential PH-1 while they were on sale for around 240

    Less than a week later and the camera and flashlight hardware have completely failed, forcing me to send the phone back

    Good riddance, I'll never buy a piece of shit Essential product ever again

    There's a reason why they dropped the price almost 400$ on these things within 18 months, and it's because they belong in a landfill.

  4. Super VJ Land

    Android is a DAMN UGLY OS.

    I dont like iPhones, theyre expensive and always behind in techs, but im using them until Google decides to give a new design to the android.

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