Hi dear /e/ friends,
I have bought a Murena Fairphone 3 about 20 months ago. I am very happy with this system, Apps are simple and easy to use. The main points being the privacy and the good help available on this forum.
I am not a geek anymore and just want the device to work. In most cases I have what I need:
Now using /e/OS 0.20
SMS app works fine and combination of No auto correct and YES suggest words is good for me.
Clock : works fine and is easy to use.
Contacts works fine and I synch them as well as calendar with Outlook via MyPhoneExplorer. This works perfectly well!
Browser : I don’t use it because Tracker Control do not work with preinsalled apps. I use DuckDuckGo with no problems (one in main profile and one in work profile).
Magic Earth works sometimes and sometimes not. I use OsmAnd which works fine even if it is not very user friendly.
Mail app works fine and let me manage several accounts easily.
Telephone app work well. However, the “favorite” screen must be touched with care, especially when closing the app because of the risk of touching a favorite in the bottom of the screen. Telephone works fine with Bluetooth in my car.
Camera app is the problem. It is almost impossible to make a sharp picture. The focus is done in front of or behind the subject. The quality of images, especially in the corners is awful. You can see the destruction of images quality when you compare with the RAW image. This is the main bad point of my FP3.
Simple camera app gives a bit better result.
Bliss launcher : works fine. I do not use Weather widget, the non working and never ending subject on this forum . I use the weather app of my country. I think this item should be removed as it is obvious that accurate weather forecast is better provided by almost each country.
I don’t use MicroG and I load aps from F-Droid or Apps with (almost) no problems.
Shelter : works fine. Apps such as Whatsapp remains frozen most of the time. I addition I use Tracker Contol which works fine as well, even if the battery is solicited.
Updates : I update the system every 3 months and updates work fine. Never had any problem. It happened however that I lost all my contacts twice (not 100% sure it is linked).
Battery : The fist year, it lasted 3-4 days (I switch off at night). Now the battery lasts a bit less and sometimes chooses an endless “slow charging” mode, especially when the battery is below 50%. However, this is still much better than iphone.
System : is generally stable and I have no problems using the device. Sometimes the FP3 crashes, but not more often than once every two months.
In conclusion I am globally very happy with /e/ and FP3 and grateful to all developpers, contributors, support people, forum helpers, FP Angels who have created /e/ (and FP3), who support, maintain and document them.
Thank you all!
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