That’s going to be a rant. A rant’s never nice. It shouldn’t be, though. But I’m disappointed. That thing costs 530 EUR and does not withstand a normal use throughout a year.
Case broken, primary microphone dead. The issues with the semi-transparent cases where know by FP-project for a while. But instead contacting the buyers of that stuff, FP-project waits till the things fall apart. The new “slim” cases suck, because you can’t take them of fast. But that’s necessary. I will reason why below. The case become hot. Would be better to have one made of titan or at least aluminum. But as you have to use screws to open such a case, you won’t be fast. So better hot than slow.
Same goes for the bottom module. We have 2 FP2 in our family. We had been proud to be part of a project using conflict-free resources, changeable parts, all that stuff. Point is, the stuff needed to be changeable, because the quality is poor. Nobody would buy a phone at that price with that much issues the FP2 has after 2 years on the market. Read the forum. Devastating. Crashes, black screens, white screens with some users experiencing them weeks after they bought the phone, changing of the display sometimes yields the same issue, defect modules, the lot. Anything that can go wrong in quality control has gone wrong. For a price of 530 EUR.
More than that. Contacting FP2 because of a spare bottom module yields… nothing. For 3 weeks. I bought one on my own now. Cheaper than buying a new phone. But honestly, that sucks. Again, the phone costs about 530 EUR. It’s ok to build solid, stable and… to be able to deliver spare parts when needed. It’s not OK to deliver poor quality. It’s not OK to bundle poor quality with sucking service.
When I thought of buying the phone in the first place, I had worries because FP2 was rewriting Android by it’s own. Saw some phones, thought it’s OK. But it isn’t. I experience constant reboots, I experience constantly black screen when calling someone, so the battery must be taken out to kill a call. That’s shit. Calling a mailbox is just not possible under that circumstances-
Fun fact: The Black screen issues seemed to be solved with the change to Android 6. But then, after an update the issues has been experienced again. Nice work, folks!
The battery endurance sucks. I don’t know why, but the endurance sucks even more with every new update on Android 6.
At this point: Never again. Thanks. I’m out. I have some friends who are interested in buying a FP2. I tell them what issues that thing has and hope they’re smart.