Just wanted to post about my positive experience with the librem5
I’ve had it for a month or so now, before i was running around with a pinephone with mobian (about 5 months)
things I’ve noticed which make me really happy:
alarms/calendar notifications work!
no more backup phone required. this is prob due to the fact that standby/power saving is off.
this is a daily driver thing for me so excellent.
Tried applying this to the pinephone but, that would not survive the night on battery
battery seems to have more juice than the pinephone, currently i’m on a twice a day charge cycle. Which works for me atm
the hardware kill switches.
I really love these, it’s super easy to disable wifi and then re-enable when i’m home. it usually picks the wifi up rather quick
the camera+ app take pretty decent foto’s
no more backup required… sort of (see feedback )
love the auto focus/ manual switching. that UI could use some work and is a bit small/finicky
it;s a PC
nothing more to say right?
Things that would be great if they are fixed:
the video’s stutter, so this is not ready for daily use just yet.
orientation when taking pictures
when snapping pictures or filming in horizontal/landscape mode the display rotates and you get a mini preview window. which is not super
firefox ESR addons windows/popups
I don’t know if its firefox ESR and might be fixed in firefox latest. but the addons menu/overlays don’t work.
they take ages to display and are to big/ stutter and have other graphical issues making them useless. Which is a shame because i would love to use containers & ublock for extra security ^^. Also firefox latest would be very nice. I know you can install that on debian, would be cool if we could get a mobile build.
disk image backup
backing up and restoring the full phone drive seems a chore compared to the pinephone with towboot. from what i’ve read so far in the posts on this forum. I would love if the process would be more like that of the pinephone.
But in general I LOVE LINUX PHONES!
compiling on my phone, in whatever language c++, c# java etc. it’s great!
I feel like i really own this device, i’m running my own build software, no stores or other gatekeeping involved
so in closing:
Thanks for all the work, this rocks!