A friend of mine wants to get a new smartphone, there are two main criteria: 1. replaceable battery 2. should run lineageOS, are there any phones anybody can recommend for this? any experience with them? anything could help.
@charims I won't recommend a device that hasn't even shipped yet to a friend, but I'll tell him he could take a look at it and maybe wait a few more months (maybe even a year) and look for this.
@XxAlexXx I doubt it's ready for daily use for somebody like him, I haven't heard too many good things about it (for normies and using it as a daily driver RIGHT now)
@metalune Yes, you can order a new one for it. It may be aftermarket but its still possible. Though I need to say that the parts for this phone are getting harder to find and little more costly since it's so old.
@metalune Oh, also the battery is glued in, but that can be undone. So no, its not replaceable like others by design.
@jordan31 well, that's a major disadvantage. :/ I don't wanna recommend something to him that will just give him more hassle.
@technomancy Well, I couldn't either. Thats' why I'm asking here and there do seem to be *some* options.
@metalune I run it with LOS 17.1 without GApps and/or MicroG ... Would recommend it to anyone who wants a tracker free phone :)
@metalune how modern does it have to be? I don't remember any Android phone made recently with a removable battery.
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