This Essential Phone scratch and bend test reveals the toughness of titanium and ceramic

Priced at $699, the Essential Phone is more than just another high-end handset – thanks to its design and the rather rare materials that it’s made of, including titanium and ceramic. As it turns out, these materials make the phone tougher than most of its competitors.

The scratch and bend test seen in the video below shows that the Essential Phone is seriously well built. The entire front of the device (camera included) is covered by Gorilla Glass 5 – this puts it on par with the likes of Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8. In other words, the handset’s …


Apple has tried making a titanium iPhone, but failed; Essential made one, but it is "not for everybody"

The Essential Phone has just gone official, and it’s a lush concoction: it ditches the common aluminum in favor of a more premium, titanium frame, it swaps the glass back for ceramic, and it is packed with the most powerful hardware out there and a novel magnetic modular system. And it’s not yet ready. You can reserve the phone for $700, but there is no release date just yet.
But if you like it, you’d still better reserve it now because the Essential Phone is “not for everybody”, according to Jason Keats, head of product architecture at the …

Yes, you can get a $1700 gold and titanium version of the Nokia 3310

The rebirth of the Nokia 3310 has evoked strong feelings of nostalgia throughout the digital community, and with good reason. The powers, strength, and everlasting battery life of the original model is the stuff of tech folklore, and Mobile World Congress 2017 will long be remembered as the stage of its renaissance. If you’ve got your eye on the new Nokia 3310 and have swathes of disposable cash — and an affinity to world leaders — then you’ll surely be sold on the Caviar Nokia 3310 Supremo Putin.

As you might have surmised, this particular flavor of the 3310 …