I took the day off work on Friday, just to make sure I was home to sign for my phone.
3 days into it and I love it. That was not what I was going to type on Friday…
For most of the weekend the phone was just that, a phone and nothing else. The out of the box experience was not one for the faint of heart.
The sim was recognized and my phone worked as a phone.
The screen was clear and crisp.
What didn’t work:
Cellular data - No Networking
WiFi - not seeing any access points
Camera - was a black screen
Account integration and pretty much everything else that requires a network connection.
After a bit of tweaking I found:
I could manually add the Fido AP and now have Wireless Data
The office WiFi did show up, connect and is stable.
I found the “gain” control on the camera and at least now I can see images. The quality seem poor however. It’s dark, grainy and looks like my old flip phone from the '90s!
Online Integration worked well.
I LOVE Geary, clean and “just works”.
My initial anxiety and disappointment has rapidly faded and been replaced with growing excitement as I am now online with it and exploring the devices capabilities.
I LOVE the UI, I LOVE the keyboard that again is plain and simple and “just works” without constantly changing what I type!
So there are two things I need to fix:
I have a “Netgear” router in my home. The other handsets/tablets etc “see” it from anywhere in the house, on any of the three floors. L5 needs to be within 10 feet of the AP or it drops the connection. Not having WiFi at home is a disaster. Is there anything from a software perspective that might help? There is only one spot in the house I can use the phone on WiFi.
I’d like to be able to use the camera indoors. Currently it only works in bright light. Are there any tweaks I can apply?
All in all - but for the lack of support for “Signal” am close to being able to make this my “daily driver”.
In general I am super thrilled with the build quality (a metal back case rather than the plastic one might be nice). I need an Otter Box style case - I a am a bit “dropsy” and terrified I will smash my phone. Any suggestions?