I suppose a lot of it is personal haptic preference (I really have some issues using the touchscreen), which is of course quite an obstacle for a smartphone. Unfortunately I was not able to test it beforehand and really wanted to have a longterm and sustainable solution for a phone.
On top of that there have been mostly small things adding up: the unsure SoC support span, problematic camera and bluetooth performance on aftermarket ROMs and some of the smaller reported issues like the screen dimming function in very dark or bright situations. All in all I wanted to make it work but after a short while it started feeling like a bit much for an 650+€ phone…
You’re right it can be a bit much viewed from a monetary perspective. Luckily I went for the Fair Trade motive, so what I get is what I deal with. Plus I have the FP3+ at less than £400 with no problems, if you discount that some are disgruntled with the lowest level of screen brightness when using adaptive brightness, which I find fine.
That was an historic issue.
SoC support ~ what were you concerned about? The FP2 has just been updated after six years to reach A10 and there are other options for the FP2
My daughter thinks the camera is good even with the default app, let alone Nikita, for example.
I won’t go on to contrary your experiences, each their own.
The historic issue was that the auto brightness along with the decreased minimum developed a situation where even in bright light it may go dark and stay dark.
That was fixed so there is no problem in bright light and the auto brightness works as designed.
The outstanding issue since the last couple of updates is that the lowest level the brightness goes, auto or manual is not to some people’s liking, they want it darker ~ sense a song or movie title there.
In what way exactly? Ghost touches sometimes happen, but it’s doable for me. Or is it the size? It’s indeed huge and impractical when using it with one hand. Android 12 has a one hand mode, FP might release that later this year. Or do you use the gesture navigation? The default is too sensitive, slide it all the way to the left and it will be much better. Just my 2 cents.
Sure thing! Just going with the flow of the discussion
Fair point! Well I have quite a hard time with it recognising my thumb. In combination with the size that leads to way too many contacts with the palm on the lower right part of the screen. And I don’t have the smallest hands…