@nick Interesting. Regarding the forums: That's to be expected from hardware enthusiasts, isn't it? If last years graphics card is too slow, how can MALI 400 from 2008 be even remotely acceptable? ;-)
@wildeagle5 it is worth the price/effort. I've had one since last year's community editions. I've tried almost every possible OS. Jumpdrive utility is handy as. I keep 3 OS's on sd cards to continue testing, but I've settled on manjaro plasma on the emmc as have pine. It is getting dangerously close to being my daily driver no sugar coating.
@wildeagle5 It's true that he says "better than the Librem 5" in the end of the video, but it's not clear to me why he says that. Note that for the most part of this video he is using the Phosh user interface, developed by Purism, which runs significantly faster on the Librem 5 than on the PinePhone. I guess he thinks it is fun to go out and say that the cheap alternative is better, maybe that gives him more likes and clicks. See Librem 5 vs PinePhone discussion here https://forums.puri.sm/t/comparing-the-pinephone-to-the-librem-5/12683
@dubstar_04 Having both devices, the PinePhone has its advantages: Price, form factor (not being as thick and heavy), “useful battery life” thanks to CRUST deep sleep, working (although rather bad) cameras. Some of these can, will and must be solved in software. These things aside, the PinePhone is just more fun, because you can boot a different OS from microSD card super easily.
But: The Librem 5 has way faster storage, faster RAM and thus starts programs faster, and a way better GPU.
@linmob this gonna bring pinephone into a lot of ppl's list. pine needs to speed up their production and development now.
@linmob that's another pbm. I was thinking of buying one recently. Waiting for the pre-order to open.
@raavan Fulfilling demand and a really bad supply chain situation are not different problems, that’s all I can say to that.
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