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Jolla : what is urgently to be improved

asked 2016-08-13 23:00:12 +0300

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updated 2016-08-15 10:56:54 +0300

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My Jolla had its first birthday yesterday. Overall I bought it to be because of its nice user experience and to be relatively more secure platform, at least my hope was so.

More or less, it met this expectations. However, I was negatively surprised but the various handicaps of basic functions :

  • battery management : Jolla is not able to determine reliably the battery status. Jumps like from 50% to 0% are not uncommon

  • most annoying bug : it shuts down always when the signal is weak or not available. Some in the forum here suggested that it is because of a weak contact to the battery pins

  • the quality of the pictures depends on a lens which is not designed well. I had to scratch it with a diplex paste

  • the speaker is so weak that I can hardly hear anything when in my environment there is some weak noise

  • the same with the headphones jack. I hardly hear anything in my headphones when there is some street noise

Really pity but my frustration is high ...

Am I too demanding ?!?

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happy bday to your phone, however bear in mind that the phone was released 1.5 years earlier by the time you bought yours. Besides at the release time, hw-wise the phone was an average device. You can find a replacement battery, e.g. HTC 310(?) but they are not officially suggested for obvious reasons. Again the camera of the phone is nothing special, same probably goes to speaker too. Headphones volume is a bit low, as there are some EU regulations? but that's probably good for our ears in the long run! Again you might find a patch that increases the headphone volume.

pmelas ( 2016-08-13 23:46:41 +0300 )edit

How can any of this be urgently improved? The battery and shutdown problems are due to dirty contacts in your battery, clean them or even get a new battery and you will never have those troubles again.

The rest are (also) hardware problems, the Jolla phone is now almost three years old and no longer for sale for quite some time. Jolla no longer produces or sells any hardware.

nthn ( 2016-08-13 23:52:33 +0300 )edit

@pmelas: It's the HTC D310's battery.

Eierkopp ( 2016-08-14 05:52:27 +0300 )edit

the battery management is related to pins and contact. i solved it with gentle pushes on the pins, cleaning the battery contacts

pawel ( 2016-08-14 08:05:22 +0300 )edit

I have also successfully solved battery problems (shutting down / restarting) with just pushing battery pins down and releasing them fastly. This was instructed in some post. I got rid of those problems totally.

But I've never experienced weird battery capacity behaviour. Always sliding slowly from 100% to 0% without any gaps. Might be that the battery itself is defective if contact pin solution doesnt work.

lumen ( 2016-08-14 10:50:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-08-15 18:46:52 +0300

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@jolladiho Thats it. Besides my suspicion is that Sailfish is up to now only enhanced Qt .. i.e. it has a long way to become THE OS.

To All other's : Yes, I know those battery pins tricks... but I had to learn them on the second month. Ever since I have to apply them. In the meanwhile they don't show any effect anymore. Why should I be forced to buy a new battery only after a year ?

To be more direct : don't try to excuse a crappy hardware . Eventually I bought it for decent money and it wasn't a gift.

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Just a small observation... They are not trying to make excuses. They are trying to help.

vattuvarg ( 2016-08-15 19:17:13 +0300 )edit

Sailfish OS needs and deserves better hardware. Thats my opinion.

jolladiho ( 2016-08-15 20:48:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-15 19:15:25 +0300

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The battery and management problems can be avoided to some extent if you keep your battery above 60%. I totally disagree with the contact problems mentioned above. I never have the issues with a a battery above 60%. The lower it falls, the more shutdowns occur. Then, it falls from 60% to 2% suddenly. After removing the battery for a second, it's on 59% again. This cannot be traced to poor contacts. If they are poor, they are also poor with a 100% battery.

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No, this is really due to poor contacts. Poor contacts -> high resistance -> high voltage drop on current absorption peaks -> the phone reads low voltage on battery and believes the battery has drained -> the phone shows empty battery even if it isn't empty. By the way, this is the same effect that you get from an old battery, this time due to high output resistance in the battery and not on the contacts.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2016-08-15 19:55:37 +0300 )edit

I've already cleaned my contacts and replaced my battery a two months ago. I also had this issue with a new phone.

SagaciousT ( 2016-08-15 20:14:15 +0300 )edit
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