Essential Phone is essentially impossible to repair

05 September 2017
The much anticipated smartphone has been torn down, revealing a very bad repairability score.

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  • Anonymous

Mark, 06 Sep 2017I'm not an Apple fan. never had Apple device, but this is w... moreAnd how easy it is to break an iPhone is very user-unfriendly.

  • Mark

I'm not an Apple fan. never had Apple device, but this is what differs iPhone from the rest: repairability (just look at iFixit scores for various iPhones) and taking care of the environment (being able to repair the phone instead of replacing it is more environment-friendly).

  • Carol

AnonD-90109, 06 Sep 2017What are you 10 years old, what phone today is repairable, ... moreA lot of them. Let's start with Nokia. Nokia 6 being highly repairable;).

  • Carol

[deleted post]:))). Well, good. But mine is better, says me::) The essentials of this phone are as useless as a stone in the middle of the road.

Anyway, this guys, for sure do not want their phone repaired. Probably they do not have a repairing department, cause if they did, those guy would have give the "architect".a big foot int their arses.

  • Rayne

1 out of 10!! This phone is made by smartphone company or army tank company. It's a disgrace they called it essential phone when it doesn't even have 3.5mm headphone jack.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-90109, 06 Sep 2017What are you 10 years old, what phone today is repairable, ... moreNope, I'm 12. And I could name a few phones that are repairable. Essentially most of this years phones. It's just a bit harder to get inside. But most of the people could do it in their homes. Obviously you can always damage something, so it's best to leave it to professionals. But this, even professional will have problems.

  • AnonD-90109

AnonD-653707, 06 Sep 2017I agree, coupled with the ugly camera cutout, I think Essen... moreThere is nothing wrong with the camera cutout, the front camera is where it's supposed to be "centered", plus it's not even noticeable as it's BEHIND the front glass, there is no CUTOUT, it might look like that when you see it in pictures, also the glass goes from the top all way way to the bottom, and edge to to edge, the front is all glass. This is the best build phone out there, it's not build of cheap aluminum and all glass fragile body.

  • AnonD-90109

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017It essentially means that the Essential Phone is missing an... moreWhat are you 10 years old, what phone today is repairable, seriously.

  • AnonD-653707

Sony Xperia FOREVER, 05 Sep 2017no one wants to buy that phone... so don't bother thinking ... moreI agree, coupled with the ugly camera cutout, I think Essential has a hard time competing.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2017Even with warranty, they can say your phone is certified...RIP.Maybe they will just replace your phone with a new one XD (specially when USB c is damaged

wait till zack do it .... what will he say...

  • Anonymous

Even with warranty, they can say your phone is certified...RIP.

  • Salt

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Its missing humor Or in your case, an apostrophe.

LG G5 - 8/10
Google Pixel - 7/10

Not getting the Essential. Perhaps not the iPhone X since it looks like it. I want the Nokia 8.

  • Anonymous

Just I said before, Essentially Gimmick Phone that Essentially gonna Flop that has no Essential Features/Functionality, and now Essentially Expensive/Impossible to Repair.

  • JMTM

Meaning you drop it = time to buy another phone...
this is why I dont get those bezel-less phone FTW weirdos...

  • AnonD-563937

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017It essentially means that the Essential Phone is missing an... moreif the essential phone is essential then the word essential loses its meaning lol

  • Anonymous

in other words a flop.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017It essentially means that the Essential Phone is missing an... moreIts missing humor

  • Anonymous

Ill crack that ceramic back