I know, I know, you all know.
But, I just dropped in to share my jaw dropping results. Details:
I got my phone earlier this year, maybe March?
Could not really start prepping it for daily driving because battery life would be an issue.
I picked it up again, updated everything and resat the battery in the device to make sure everything is starting from scratch. The first thing that I wanted to do was turn on the wlan/bluetooth (not modem and not camera), charge it up, put it on the table and see how long it lasts.
The results over 3 days of testing are basically 17 hours. Dear lord almighty. This is amazing. Here are the results over the last 3 days:
start: 9:12 am
start power: 95%
end: 1:09 am next day
end power: 13%
end tume: 1:53am
start power: 99%
end power: 6%
start power: 99%
end time: 0:33am
end power: 0%
This is so impressive to me. I do expect to have issues with phone calls and texting but if it is bearable enough, maybe the L5 can become a daily driver for me. Freedom is worth the price.
I know a bunch of people got hurt during the chyna virus crisis. Knowing about business, I am actually surprised Purism survived. I truly am surprised, this company was in the cross hairs of going bust given the extreme hardware niche they are in. Regardless, I know a bunch of buyers got hurt and I recognise that as a sacrifice for a better tomorrow for all. I hope you guys get some restitution, but in a way that doesn’t tank Puri.sm, whose vision and tenacity is going to be hugely important going forward.
However, was that pain worth it? Right now, YES, absolutely selfishly yes. To have a phone of this quality, this configuration that gets 17h of time sitting on the desk, this means we are entering a whole new era. I also CANNOT believe I have a device that has 3 buttons to turn off the modem / wifi devices. If the L5 can become a daily for me, this is going to be a game changer for me. I need to keep my phone in my pocket and when I do that I need to turn off the microwave emitting devices to minimize exposure. I don’t care what the science says about the dissipation being proportional to the square root of the frequency.
As a side point, I copy pasted the above results via reverse ssh’ing into my L5 over different subnets. FINALLY. A proper computing environment on my device.
Great thanks to the Librem team, to the tenacity of the leadership to do what needed to be done to survive and to all those that either paid the price or are committed to the product line, the vision of freedom for all and to building out a vibrant community of collaborators. Some of you have been building cases for this things, that was a really amazing read as well.
Is everyone else getting long battery life? Any daily drivers here getting 8h of battery life?