I'm one of the Prime Day PH-1 owners. I was skeptical, but my purpose was simply to pull the sim from my work-issued iPhone so I can have an Android phone with that number from which I can auto-forward texts (works perfect, too). It didn't matter to me the plethora of mixed reviews, and even if the phone was terrible, it would suit my needs.I opened it up, powered it on, entered my Google info, and was greeted with no fewer than 5 updates. After running through that process, I test drove the phone for a day, and I was blown away! First, the Halo Gray variant has a fantastic feel to it, does not attract fingerprints like most finishes, and the phone looks and feels like what I'd consider a perfect formfactor. On the use side, this phone after all the updates is SMOOTH! Lightning quick, responsive, and beautiful interface. Not to mention, the battery life is easily one of the best in any Android phone I've used, handily beating my S9+. Today, 8/6, Android P was also released for the PH-1.Any poor expectations I had for this phone have evaporated into nothing more than a forgotten thought, and I'm considering using it as my primary instead of my S9+, it's that good. (No OIS on the cameras, no Qi charging, and LCD instead of AMOLED are my only complaints. Seriously.) With all this, if there is never a PH-2 made, I will be extremely disappointed.Hopefully, after skipping a cycle, Essential is able to get back on their feet and crank out a successor to the PH-1, with better day-one support and, as difficult as it may be, even further refinement to what I consider to be perhaps the quintessential Android phone. I'll be in line to buy it.??