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Epic Fail?? This Picture Was Taken with The "Essential Phone."

Remember the gorgeous “Essential Phone”  (Dubbed the Essential PH-1)?
Yesterday, the Essential President, Niccolo de Masi tweeted a photo that showed how well the phone takes low light pictures.

The problem, however, is the fact that the picture looked like it was taken with the front camera or a 3-year-old smartphone camera. Here you go:

Niccolo must have realized his mistake because he deleted the tweet later, but trust the internet to take a screenshot for posterity’s sake.

To remind you all, the Essential Phone comes with dual rear-facing cameras (RGB + Mono) with 13MP and f/1.85.
In his defense, these things could have happened:

  1. The picture could have been taken behind the glass.
  2. Twitter could have compressed this particular picture.
  3. The phone he used might not be running on the final software.

(These are not valid excuses, but they are the only ones I could come up with).


12 comments on “Epic Fail?? This Picture Was Taken with The "Essential Phone."

  1. I Still Think the Essential Is Gorgeously Dope

  2. Stiiz says:

    Something must have gone seriously wrong because I remember watching Andy Rubin say this first model is their “premium” model. Premium model phones can’t/shouldn’t be taking such disgusting photos.
    Oh well, what do I know? ☺☕

  3. Emerson says:

    Like I said, missing the Essentials?

  4. Wait until it goes on sale and gets reviewed by tech people, for now don’t Let iSheep gang and press get a meal outta this.

  5. Adeshola says:

    I totally agree Victor.

  6. Perhaps the picture was taken with the flash off.

  7. Pozaa says:

    *Empty barrel lo ma n pariwo* in Adekunle’s Gold voice😂😂😂. These guys are just *Samsung s8’s wannabe’

  8. Pwilliams says:

    yea…am speechless too…all this phones they use to brag with will always have one problem or the order

  9. KingAbsolute says:

    Really disappointing, that I wish something was wrong with that particular image. The Essential phone looks good.
    Please Tobi do you know if it’ll be available in Nigeria?

  10. The deed was done already…although quite a good look there but disappointed.
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  11. Anonymous says:

    Hmm letme leave the matter

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