I have been a rather satisfied FP1U owner: apart from being a bit bulky it did its job and most importantly I was able to easily order a spare speaker and replace it.
I now switched to FP2 and I have to say that I am rather unsatisfied, these are the main problems afflicting me:
- the proximity sensor either turns off the screen when I need to do something (like hang up or join another person in a conference call) or turns it suddenly on when I have the phone on my ear, causing me to do unwanted actions on the call (like muting or hanging up) - FP2 proximity sensor not reliably turning off screen during calls - See first Post for Workarounds
- crazy touch inputs or even worse, sometimes touch inputs are not processed at all - Fairphone 2: Crazy touch inputs (touchscreen issue) - workaround (for some): increase touch & hold delay
- wrong DPI reported, making apps like Stocard inusable - reported for Google Cardboard https://forum.fairphone.com/t/google-cardboard-screen-scale-issue-might-be-fp2-reports-wrong-dpi-fix-announced-for-next-update-community-workaround-available/11706
- dual SIM same network registration issue: I cannot get the two SIMs to register on the same network, as I was doing without problems with FP1U (I use A1 in Austria and Vodafone in Italy, with FP1U I could have both registered on the Vodafone network in Italy or both registered on the A1 network in Austria, now the roaming SIM connects to another network - usually 3 AT in Austria and Wind in Italy).
- dual SIM >3G data switch usability: in FP1U switching 3G was doable in a single click, in FP2 I have first to move a SIM from a 3G to a 2G preferred network, and then I can move the other one to a 3G preferred network
- the phone application hangs and is not able to receive events, not allowing to make phone calls, for instance when clicking on a contact in the dialer nothing happens. The only workaround is to restart the phone
- finally I have some brighter shadows on my display, like if some pixels are over-illuminating, but this is probably a hardware problem, for this I opened a ticket to support
I upgraded expectantly to Faiprhone OS 1.2.8 but none of these problems were solved. I sincerely hope things can be solved with a software update, but if they are related to hardware problems or no update is going to solve the problems in short, I will have to change phone and Fairphone will have lost one of its customers since FP1U.
Thank you and regards,