I received my FP2 seven days ago and want to express my experiences here.
As I already stated in the “OS of your dreams”-thread I’m coming from a SGS3 with Replicant.
You may know by now that I value privacy and freedom very high. For that to be achieved openess is a prerequisite in both, hard- and Software. In terms of fairness and emvironmental friendlieness I consider myself as very mindful as well a little affine to technology.
When I read in a german news site that an OSOS is in the making for FP2 I ordered one the same day.
First of all, Fairphone should consider parting ways with DHL. I had opened a support ticket about that, which hasn’t been answered until today. I don’t mind anymore since scheduling a secondary delivery attempt, staying at home the whole sunday waiting in vain, reading at the tracking I wasn’t home, calling DHL 2 times after that and taking 1 day off work, with requesting holiday retrospectively avoided the delivery, to go back to the sender…
Well at least the FPOSOS left it’s beta stadium in the meantime and I could immediatily geht rid of Google when I received my phone.
OSOS + more OSes to come
battery (especially standby usage)
delivery Countdown blog
the forum / average quality of posts is high
Negative (not all are FP2’ s fault):
Lollipop is a pain in the S compared to Replicant regarding customisation (status bar, launcher, lock screen, SD-card-usage)
closed Hardware / FW-binary-blobs
using volume up to skip track, … Where?
no major bugs occured here
I’m definitely leaning to the positive side, here but I hope that system updates will not only fix bugs but add customisation-possibilies (eg.Trebuchet, status bar, panels in the pull down menu (is that the correct term?)).
In addition I’d like to mention that my next smartphone will be a fully open and fair phone.
It may be FP3, 4 or a concurrent model. Im ready to pay apple-prices for (then) medium Hardware/software if its fair AND open. I would even relinquish state oft the art features like WLAN if theres no open option available.
Since I have my fair and half open FP2 and my unfair fully open SGS3 now I can wait a long time for such a phone to hit the market…
all the apps I’m used to (VLC, Lightning Browser…) do work except for SpiritF (FM Radio)
Even twitch works in the Browser, so no twitch APP that requires Google play is needed
missing APP rights management
The radios volume is much to low