The haptic feedback is very low. It’s barely noticeable when it’s in my pocket when someone calls me. Normally you can adjust the intensity of the haptic feedback for calls, notifications and touch (accessibility settings → vibration & haptic feedback).
But on my Fairphone 4 I can only turn it off or on. Now that could mean there is no way to change the intensity, however, in Gboard’s preferences under vibration strength on keypress I can change the intensity, above the default. Which is better.
Am I missing some extra setting where this can be set? Since Fairphone have some setting customization elsewhere for the display. Otherwise I’ll report this as a feature request.
Pixel phones are pretty much stock Android. But I’m not making the comparison here with Pixel phones. The setting is still called “Vibration & haptic strength”. That implies you can adjust the strength of it. I guess this is a support request then.
Strange, I also had this adjustment slider on my OnePlus One back in the day. Maybe it is something custom, it would still be a great addition to the FP4. Because the vibration motor is not going to notify me of a call or notification at the current strength. I’ll wait for the customer support to get back to me and see if they want to include it on their feature request list.
I’m not comparing it to a Pixel phone here. I’m just saying that I don’t feel an incoming call when the FP4 is in my pocket. I don’t know how a Pixel 5 is, never held that one. The vibration motor of the FP4 can be stronger, Gboard proves that. So it would be great to increase that intensity, don’t you agree?
I’m not attacking anyone or anything here. Just figuring out how I can improve this. So please, let’s not get on the defense here.
I agree, I also miss this, coming from a Pixel 3 the difference is day and night. The P3 gives strong, clear and detailed vibrations, especially during typing. But the FP4 is mostly making noise. In my pocket I don’t feel anything.
Personally I believe that the vibration motor can be adjusted because it is a “standard” component which is usually adjustable. I believe this is a Softwarte bug and Fairphone should include this feature into one of the next software updates.
Solution/Change Request: Add customisation bar for vibration feedback into Settings “Vibration & haptic strenght”
Dear Fairphone team please consider this change request and make it happen!