Ref the post ✏ Known bugs & problems with Android 10
Before assessing the list below
a) I have removed those ‘fixed’ allegedly by updates
b) removed some that are user issues not phone issues
b) left some user issue related to downloaded apps
Volume buttons seem to always control media volume - but always show ringtone icon. (Other volume types can be adjusted on screen when tapping the settings icon below the note icon)
If the phone is not in ‘use’ the volume controls the alarm when on a call ~ loudspeaker volume, when playing media the media So I’ve not idea why this is touted as a bug ???
Customise your Fairphone message in system settings won’t go away or on fresh install, add another email.
With no google account I never had a prompt to create a new email account. The Fairphone app and banner do exist but not a bug
Fingerprint sensor seems to lose function . . . . Most of the time it doesn’t work after turning on the phone from being shut off - but then works on second try after restarting the phone .
Never had a problem with fingerprint reader
- New contacts can no longer be saved as phone contacts (outside of Google account). Existing phone contacts (from before update) are no longer displayed. Forum topic here .
All my contacts are on the phone and the sim card ~ maybe not enabling a google account helps
- There may be an issue upgrading devices with adopted storage, or switching to adopted storage. Possibly this is a re-indexing issue (which would mean the problem will sort itself out given enough time to re-index), but at the time of writing this is unclear. Forum topic here .*
If the advice not to format an SD card as internal storage is ignored then all sorts of issues can arise.
Connecting with other devices using Bluetooth seems to fail
This is true will other devices including my Windows 10 notepad and my Raspberry Pi4 if I am running 4G @ 2.4Ghz, wifi @2.4Ghz and of course bluetooth @ 2.4Ghz . So I switch off wifi on the Windows tab as it only has 2.4Ghz wifi and switched Raspberry pi to 5Ghz.
- Have got the impression that loading battery is slower than before; this is a hunch, can’t prove it since I don’t have 9 anymore.*
With the new Qualcomm Quick specs, specific chargers and cables are required to get a charge in 1.5hrs. I use an old 5V USBA to USBC and it can take 3hrs to recharge from 40% to full.
Won’t connect succesfully to ReSound GN hearing aids; the phone finds them while searching for bluetooth devices, states that they are connected but doesen’t play sound to them. ReSound states that these hearing aids are compatible to all Andoid 10 phones. The hearing aids are listed as “Android 10 compatible” by the manufacturer, but this feature needs to get enabled by Fairphone. (I’m probably the only one with this problem, though)
some apps (“Tagesschau”, “Spiegel”) do not work at all, in general, starting an app takes minutes. Often You get the message: “App does not react”. After deinstallation and reinstallation of the same app no change.
Stock photo app sometimes produces
\ (backslash) in the file name of photos, breaking other apps (i.e. Nextcloud photo backup) - Forum topic *
Never happened to me with stock camera or any alternative
I’m not sure my editing is that accurate but it indicates that much of the post is irrelevant.
If you are worried about how you may be effected by the odd failings of the phone and support then don’t buy it. If you are more concerned with how you effect the trading with the miners and factory workers then buy it.