Thanks for the input, everyone. I ended up sliding up the scale a bit and went with a OnePlus 6T. Seems to be a pretty stout phone for under $150 USD. I'll probably throw together a blog post for the os testing.
@cooper I take it you don't plan using the phone to listen to music much? It has no headphone jack sadly. Apart from that, a fantastic choice.
@danielfgom Yeah, that briefly crossed my mind but, I mostly run Bluetooth earbuds. If I get into a pinch, I can run a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter
@jawsh @cooper I mean that for my Braveheart edition #PinePhone that no OS is ready to be a daily driver. Each has their own problems or lack of functionality. For instance, #UbuntuTouch has issues with SMS messages not being sent or received intermittently in an open bug, and it has not so good battery life. Other OS’s have similar issues because the PinePhone is a new beast for these makers, rather than working top of the OnePlus 6T, which I bet is fine with the proprietary blobs and whatnot.
It's been at least a year since I ran through the staples of Manjaro, Postmarket OS, and Ubuntu Touch. At that time it felt like each had open tickets for the same things. If I can use it, I will be super, duper excited.
Do you have a spare battery charger you carry around? Or is the extra battery just there in case this one really dies, like beyond battery charging?
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