My phone died so I got a Pinephone

@melyanna How well does it work? I've been wondering about these for a while, I'll probably get one at some point.

@ice it hasn't reached my house yet, so I don't know. :D
I will post updates here once I get it though as I think the project is interesting.

@ice don't get one just yet: if my experience turns into a complete disaster, at least I know I spared you from it. 😅​

@melyanna Haha, don't worry, I'm not in a hurry :) My current devices work fine, so I won't look into any replacement for as long as I can. But having Linux on a phone sure sounds appealing compared to the alternatives.

@ice to be honest, initially I didn't want to replace my phone, just get the battery repaired, but then everything else in it started falling apart.
Now I am stuck with my work phone which is a Samsung and the OS is horrible. At least OnePlus had a highly customisable version of Android.

@melyanna I had a Nexus 5 for many years, then I switched to the cheapest iPhone I could find, out of curiosity. At this point both Google and Apple feel like Scylla and Charybdis to me. The only reason I bother with smartphones is the usefulness of the GPS apps. They're convenient outside this, but I'm sure I could do without them.

@ice I admit I use the "smart" features a lot: since I commute (well, I did commute when lock-downs weren't a necessity), I basically use my phone as a computer substitute for reading emails, internet browsing and listening to music / watching videos.

@melyanna I have not found it quite ready as a daily driver yet. But keep us updated with your experiences with it :)

@jzs I will!
I hope it ships soon as I am quite curious.
Thankfully, my work phone is dual sim so I can live without a daily driver and can afford to experiment a little.
The idea of a non-google, non-apple phone is quite a dream to be honest.
Also, this Xmas I purchased a phone for my grandma (one of those with giant buttons and that have no smartphone functionalities) and I am actually considering getting one as a main driver - because I am not comfortable with keeping my personal stuff on my work phone, but also because the battery on that one lasts forever.
But it's a big jump going from a smartphone to a simple phone, and also I don't want to buy even more tech stuff I don't need.

@melyanna i totally agree with you. Unfortunately the government here makes it more and more difficult not having a google/apple phone with their endless apps. It is still possible but it is becoming more and more cumbersome.

I'm also totally in the boat of separating work and private. We will end up having to carry 3 phones 🤣 one for work, one for everything private and one for forced android/ios apps.

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