I am considering a new phone and would like something that respects privacy. I am quite familiar with the AOSP and probably would go in this direction. My issue is that I do not pay close attention to changes in the phone marketplace, innovations, trends, etc.
I was considering a Pixel 5 because based on what I have seen, it has the best balance of a good camera and battery life. But, my main issue is that so many phones these days do not have a removable battery. Those that do, tend to be brands that seem like they might be poorly made or Chinese clones of American designs (yes I know they are all made in china more or less).
I have searched high and low and do not know what to choose without going through hundreds of hours of video reviews.
Ideally, I’d like a phone I can run LineageOS on. Any other AOSP type OS is alright as long as it is trustworthy.
Here are my needs:
- Very good Camera. I do make videos and I currently have one of the best phones with one of the best cameras from it’s class and “era”. I am aware that these days software plays a role in that.
- Good battery life, ideally something above 4,000 mah.
- Processing power needs to support occasional web use, reading news, very ligh BS games (sudoku for example), and email.
- I have no interest in high refresh rate, special features and so on. I am simply looking for a good phone that fits those specs with a removable battery from a reliable manufacture…something that will last for years (not 2, but 5+)