I personally am unfamiliar with Linux, but feel free to ask any questions about it here, and I’ll try my best to answer them, and another PinePhone owner may step in with the answer your looking for.
- CPU - Allwinner A64 Quad Core SoC
- GPU - Mali 400 MP2
- RAM - 2GB LPDDR3
- Storage - 16GB eMMC + Micro SD up to 2TB
- Screen - 5.95″ LCD 1440×720, 18:9 aspect ratio
More specs here:
Links I share in this thread are NOT affiliation links.
The Experiences so Far:
|Distro||In Call||Out Call||Call Quality||Camera||Notes|
5 - Flawless
4 - Good
3 - Passable
2 - Poorly
1 - Unusable
0 - Not at all
Build: alpha 5
It’s unusable IMO.
Feels so much more responsive than Ubuntu.
Has an easy to use and understand interface.
Applications freeze regularly.
App store doesn’t appear to work.
Launcher completely broke when I did a “stable” system update. Same thing after reinstall.
Manjaro ARM Phosh
It’s kinda usable, just need patience.
Scrolling feels somewhat smooth.
There’s not much transition animations, which is good since this phone displays them at like 5fps.
It seems fairly stable (crashed once, but didn’t have to restart).
Can watch YT videos.
FireFox is slow.
Slowly written on PinePhone, running Manjaro Phosh.
Feels really good. Smoother than Manjaro
I was looking forward to this one, but it’s too unstable. It froze in the middle of updating, and the store doesn’t seem to work for updates at all. Also the settings will just crash when you click on some menu options.
FireFox is unusable.
I may reinstall later to see if something got broke during the update.
I personally am not interested in this, but came on the phone, so my first impressions was it has a unnecessarily steep learning curve, and scrolling and dragging feels much slower than Manjaro.
I’ll be tidying up this thread as I make edits. I’m not affiliated with any links I share here. This is a work of passion.