@goodfellow@fosstodon.org @mobian

Slow for what? (including the USA version AFAIK) can smoothly play two videos simultaneously:


And it can smoothly play 3D games:




Have a look at "reasons to buy" in the table comparing the :


To me, the reasons to buy are bigger (in case you can afford it). is perfect for lower budget while still providing most of the freedom and reasonable performance.

@Coneng @purism

There are a couple serious reasons why is much more expensive than :

1. @purism intentionally choose manufacturers supporting to change the industry:
puri.sm/posts/breaking-ground/. Librem 5 is a custom design.

2. @purism pay to a team professional developers to work on free software mobile interface, which is installed on most Pinephones:
source.puri.sm/Librem5/communi. Purism upstream everything.

More details: source.puri.sm/Librem5/communi


Pinephone with Mobian (left) runs app called "Power Supply"


which was specifically written for this phone. Librem 5 with PureOS (right) does not have such app and I decided to show "Power" on it, which is a part of "Settings".

In this video, I'm trying to connect to via original USB-C dock. Expected that Librem 5 would be charging.

Instead, the dock makes strange and Librem5's LED blinks in rhythm! (You may need to turn up the volume to hear that.)

@PINE64 any idea what is happening?


Yes, Librem 5 is a custom design and much more complicated than any typical phone. See list of its hardware components: source.puri.sm/Librem5/communi.

The reason for that is that Purism made 6 innovations in the phone, including kill switches and kernel free of blobs: source.puri.sm/Librem5/communi.

The camera has not been working for a very long time, so "a hardware feature did not exist". But very soon every phone will have it working with a software update: source.puri.sm/Librem5/linux-n.


You are right, this is currently a regression. But it will be solved with software updates, so I don't see it as a serious problem with the phone.


Librem 5 solved the problem with low-power mode in an elegant way: it does not have suspend enabled yet. It has ~12 hours battery life without suspend. But it will eventually be implemented.

@freenando75 @maryjane

You cannot see my last toot? That's strange, since it is public and I can open it in an incognito window. It's also got 8 boosts, so other people definitely can see it.

The toot compares how Pinephone and Librem 5 play videos in Firefox.

@tristan957@mastodon.social @bastian

Yes, the difference is noticeable. See my new post: social.librem.one/@ozmik/10593.

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