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posted 2015-06-29 20:28:03 +0300

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

EDIT 2: 10:40 PM now, 22 hours and 40 minutes since last charged. I made another 5 minutes call, listened to a Hendrix tune to see how good the sound is with the Media app (it's surprisingly good - it's not the best I've heard but not bad, still don't know what DAC is in the Jolla but it's definitely listenable) and read about 10 pages of a book with the native port of FBreader. The battery is at 87%.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

EDIT 2: 10:40 PM now, 22 hours and 40 minutes since last charged. I made another 5 minutes call, listened to a Hendrix tune to see how good the sound is with the Media app (it's surprisingly good - it's not the best I've heard but not bad, still don't know what DAC is in the Jolla but it's definitely listenable) listenable (with a good pair of speakers, obviously, not on the phone speaker)) and read about 10 pages of a book with the native port of FBreader. The battery is at 87%.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

EDIT 2: 10:40 PM now, 22 hours and 40 minutes since last charged. I made another 5 minutes call, listened to a Hendrix tune to see how good the sound is with the Media app (it's surprisingly good - it's not the best I've heard but not bad, still don't know what DAC is in the Jolla but it's definitely listenable (with a good pair of speakers, headphones, obviously, not on the phone speaker)) and read about 10 pages of a book with the native port of FBreader. The battery is at 87%.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

EDIT 2: 10:40 PM now, 22 hours and 40 minutes since last charged. I made another 5 minutes call, listened to a Hendrix tune to see how good the sound is with the Media app (it's surprisingly good - it's not the best I've heard but not bad, still don't know what DAC is in the Jolla but it's definitely listenable (with a good pair of headphones, obviously, not on the phone speaker)) and read about 10 pages of a book with the native port of FBreader. The battery is at 87%.

EDIT 3: Same setup as before, 48 hours in since last charge, battery is at 76%. No calls, wireless or much fiddling with it today.

Well, I've taken a leap of faith and bought a Jolla phone. While your answers did point out some issues, the enthusiasm of those of you who are into Jolla has convinced me to give it a shot.

I just got it today and the thing is beautifully understated (software and hardware). With no Android stuff going on, wireless turned off and 2G, the battery seems to drop at roughly 1% per hour, which should mean ~4 days before a recharge. I did take a 5 minutes call and I'm talking about what I'm assuming is a fresh battery, so maybe it'll get better before it goes worse.

Anyway, I'm very happy with Sailfish OS. If the phone does end up dead I _think_ I'll try to get another Sailfish OS phone. But it's _very_ early days yet (actually, day, singular - and not even that).

I'm happy to be able to support Jolla in a very small way.

EDIT: I've charged it to 100% at midnight. This morning at 11 AM (11 hours later) the battery was at 97%. I've since taken another 5 minutes call and fiddled with it a bit to disable vibration and touchscreen sounds. It is now 3 PM (15 hours since the full charge) and I'm at 93%. If it keeps going like this, it could go up to 10 days before the battery dies. Of course, I don't expect that, and I wouldn't let it go below 20% before recharging, but it _might_ be possible that my initial 5-days-before-a-recharge goal is reachable.

My setup: 2G only, no GPS, portrait mode, vibration off, touchscreen sounds off, brightness at about half, sleep in 15 seconds, Adroid services off, no Bluetooth, no wireless, no packet data. I only need to turn on the Android stuff on temporarily for a couple of apps (Skype and Google Maps, maybe), then I shut it down when I'm done. Same with the wireless. Let's hope this preview is representative of how the phone will continue to behave.

EDIT 2: 10:40 PM now, 22 hours and 40 minutes since last charged. I made another 5 minutes call, listened to a Hendrix tune to see how good the sound is with the Media app (it's surprisingly good - it's not the best I've heard but not bad, still don't know what DAC is in the Jolla but it's definitely listenable (with a good pair of headphones, obviously, not on the phone speaker)) and read about 10 pages of a book with the native port of FBreader. The battery is at 87%.

EDIT 3: Same setup as before, 48 hours in since last charge, battery is at 76%. No calls, wireless or much fiddling with it today.

EDIT 4: Finally, recharging the phone. It's been 8 days and it's still at 25%, so technically it could have gone to 9 days, but 25% is not really safe in case I do need to really use it. With my usage and a brand new battery it seems to discharge at a rate of roughly 10% / day. I hope this information helps someone. Hopefully by the time I'll need a new battery Jolla will have them in their store.