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[-] pedestrian@links.hackliberty.org 33 points 1 month ago

The Librem 5 is a Linux phone that the reviewer tried to use as their daily driver for a week. However, they found several issues that made it impractical for regular use including poor battery life, a subpar camera without basic features, and lack of compatibility with many popular apps. The reviewer also noted problems with the phone randomly powering off and convergence mode with the next dock being unstable. While the reviewer thought the Librem 5 was a cool device, they ultimately decided it was not ready to replace their main phone due to these limitations and instability issues. The reviewer expressed interest in reviewing other Linux phones if provided to them.

[-] zabadoh@ani.social 1 points 1 month ago

Why would you want to make a Linux phone from scratch? Why not just hack the firmware for existing phones to install Linux?

[-] Zadig@beehaw.org 2 points 1 month ago

Have you heard of Open Hardware? That was the appeal of the Librem5 for me (but it blows)

[-] zabadoh@ani.social 2 points 1 month ago

Nope, never heard of it! Thanks!

I'll have to look up more about that.

this post was submitted on 02 Feb 2024
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