My first PinePhone and diving into mobile Linux

First Impressions — Order Communication

First Impressions — The PinePhone itself

The PinePhone box is way slimmer than I was expecting
I encountered some issues running Plasma in convergence mode
  • The WiFi chip only supports 2.4Ghz and my router doesn’t seem to handle 2.4Ghz as well as it does 5Ghz making using it at home really awkward as it constantly disconnects
  • The battery life isn’t great, I was getting about 2–3 hours out of it from full charge while testing things out so it’s not really something I can sit doom-scrolling on while watching TV and then head out of the house with
  • The specs of the phone are good enough for launching a couple of apps but it struggles if you try to do anything intense like set up something like libertine, Anbox or Waydroid which I needed for keeping in touch with friends via Signal

A second hand Android might be a better option

Overall impressions

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Currently building reciprocal.dev. Interested in building shared understanding, Automated Testing, Dev practises, Metal, Chiptune. All views my own.

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