I’m a happy /e/ user since september 2018, with a Xiaomi Redmi note 4 (5,5" pouces, 2017)
it’s working great, I’m amazed about the performances
Unfortunately I lost the touchpad of my screen, so I had to use a 5" smartphone from Huawei. It was so slow because of the android OS & performance, but I liked the size
Now I have replace my Xiaomi screen, it’s really big. So I pick some 5" model on the “supported device” web page, but they all seem very old and I’m a bit afraid to choose a slow one
Are you using a 5" smartphone with our favorite OS ? How is it running ? I don’t need an amazing camera, and I just want Brave to be fast !
I am just getting started with /e/ and have narrowed down my choice to between the Samsung Galaxy S7 (5.1’") and the S7 Edge (5.5"). (I’m getting older at 63 that I’m leaning toward the larger one). They’re available cheap enough ($100-160 used) so it won’t be a big hit if I brick one of them, and modern enough for what I need. Anything over 6" is too big for me to handle comfortably. I would LIKE to find a 64 gb model but they are rather rare, and a lot more expensive. Hopefully without the bloatware, 32 gb will be enough. They’re also seasoned enough to have a large selection of available accessories on the market. Battery life is important to me, so the AMOLED screen is a plus (I actually prefer black backgrounds).
Before I start though I have a lot of questions, but those will be in another thread.
I found a xiaomi redmi 3, but I crashed it when trying to flash the recovery
Now I’m looking on a Motorola G5, with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal, I just need to check how easy it is to boot to a custom recovery