My Murena 2 arrived today and I’ve just started to set it up.
As a privacy first phone, with privacy first software, my default setting for the camera and microphone switch would obviously be to have them disabled all the time and only enable them when needed. Therefore the red warning light should be on when I am allowing the camera and microphone access, so the red light warns me my privacy is at risk. I do not want the red warning light on all the time and only off when the camera and mic are being used.
It is the wrong way round, can I change this with a software update or is this a hardware fixed light switch?
Also, the torch doesn’t work when the camera and mic are disabled with the switch.
I like the overall design of the phone but having tried it for a while it is very underpowered, quite a juddery and not very smooth experience, even with all animations turned off in developer options it’s still a slow phone. The speaker isn’t very good and the constant red led which stays on even when I turn the phone off, is not good. I’ll check back with it now and then to see if anything improves with software updates but I don’t think I’ll be using it over the OnePlus Nord or Galaxy S9 I have with e/os.
It’s a shame as the hardware switch is a great idea, it’s just poorly executed on a very low-end device.
the main camera lens has a defect and does not “focus” correctly. When an object is targeted (automatically or manually), focusing is difficult and once stabilized, the image is blurred. This problem doesn’t exist with other lenses (wide-angle and macro).
the screen appears to be of poor quality. I don’t know if this is specific to my model or not, but the contrast is not uniform across the entire screen. Slightly darker marks appear when the brightness is lowered. This is all the more noticeable on a white background (but exists all the time).
I’ve already contacted support about the camera problem. I’ve received an initial response, which doesn’t solve the problem (clean the lens and restore the phone…).
As far as the software is concerned, no problem, it still works just as well (I’ve used /e/ on 6 or 7 phones) but I haven’t used the phone intensively, as I risk having to send it back (or so I hope!).
Here is the reply for #2. “No phone case like it was mentionned in the indigigogo description” from Murena Customer Support
Thank you for reaching out to us,
Your Murena 2 comes with a protective case. Unfortunately, we were not able to produce the protective case on time, so we decided to send the phones without a case.
We will send you a case in a separate package, once they are produced, which may take some time. You should get a tracking number once your case is sent.