[MyL5] Received my Librem 5 (Evergreen)

The hardware looks very solid and tight, everything perfectly assembled. The slides click firmly and look professional. The buttons click nicely. Nothing seems flimsy at all. The back snaps off easily, thanks to a small notch at the lower corner, and it snaps back on perfectly. The battery fits its compartment completely with no give. Haven’t checked the modem as there’s a screwed on cover over it. The whole thing feels premium, but heavy, as I said earlier. The screen is nice to touch.
I don’t think it has quick charging. It does feel warm when charging and when on, but not alarmingly so.

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It is my understanding that the “tap” will be replaced with a “swipe down/up” eventually, but is still being implemented in Phosh.

The hardware looks very solid and tight, everything perfectly assembled. The slides click firmly and look professional. The buttons click nicely. Nothing seems flimsy at all. The back snaps off easily, thanks to a small notch at the lower corner, and it snaps back on perfectly. The battery fits its compartment completely with no give. Haven’t checked the modem as there’s a screwed on cover over it. The whole thing feels premium, but heavy, as I said earlier. The screen is nice to touch.

Well this is the review that makes me happiest.

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How is that a good thing? :wink: two.edged.sword

I very rarely use the default delete-via-trash and usually use delete-permanently. I think the existence of the latter option, in nautilus at least, has to be enabled i.e. does not exist by default.

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I’ve accidentally deleted photos before during my travels!
Edit: from my mobile phone, I mean.

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By the way, what modem make/model did you choose?

The North America version of the Broadmobi (-A1).

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Switching between portrait/landscape is done manually in the notifications area.

Yes, I did, and it sounded normal. I was talking to myself, though, with a different phone on each ear. I’ll call a friend later to get a “third” opinion. :wink:

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Any chance you can share a picture of the box and it’s contents with or without the phone? I know you said no video but you didn’t mention pictures.

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You can install GNOME Tweaks app and set any theme you want there:

Note: GNOME Tweaks app does not yet scale nicely, but you can use Kyle’s script to change screen scaling:

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Is the camera working? I don’t really care (and intend on covering the front-facing camera) but it was unclear if they ever got it working.

Made a poll asking about this, kind of curious about if people like front-facing cameras:

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The hardware should be functional, but the drivers aren’t complete yet.

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See:
2.7. How good will the Librem 5 cameras be?


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What is the main contributor to the weight of phone?
Is it the battery that makes it heavy?

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The bigger battery probably added most of the extra weight over Dogwood. Birch and Chestnut with a 2000 mAh battery weighed 230 grams. Dogwood with a 3600 mAh battery weighed 240 g. and its battery weighed 62 g. I’m guessing that the bigger 4500 mAh battery added 15 extra grams to Evergreen, and the 3mm longer case added 9 extra grams.

If @amarok weighs the Evergreen battery for us, we can check those guesses.

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I’ll try to organize it when I get a chance. Or maybe someone will beat me to it.

The battery weighs 2.8 ounces (78 grams).

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There’s no pre-installed camera app yet.

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Thanks Mladen, that’s awesome. I downloaded it from the store, and used it in landscape mode to change everything to dark. Super easy. I’ll figure out how to use Kyle’s script later.

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Shucks, I was off by 1 gram. OK, the battery in Evergreen added 16 extra grams and the longer case added 8 extra grams.

@amarok, I’m updating the FAQ and need a bit of info.

The Birch batch had a USB-C Power Delivery charger that supported up to 5Vx3A (15W), 9Vx2A (18W) and 12Vx1.5A (18W). Is the charger the same in Evergreen?

Can you measure Evergreen and confirm that its dimensions are 153 x 75 x 15.5 mm?

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