someone wants/needs a new device and wants to take into account the possibility to install (or try, or use…) /e/. how to give her/him some advice?
there could be many sub cases, too. like the ‘expectations’, the porpouse of the new installation: every day use(with some risk)? beta-testing? experimenting?
I know there are ‘pre-installed’… but if someone wants/needs something else?
For me, it is very important that the device has a low SAR. With that in mind, I just look at the LineageOS’s list of supported devices and select the newest and most advanced one I can afford, because even if it’s not yet supported by eOS, there is a temporary alternative – LOS for MicroG.
However, if you don’t want to sacrifice photo capabilities leaving the manufacturer’s ROM, I also advise you to avoid devices with Exynos and Mediatek SoCs, so that you are more likely to get a good Goolag Camera port on Snapdragon platform. But don’t forget to cut GCam from the network - it contains Goolag tracker inside!