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asked 2018-04-10 10:56:59 +0300

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updated 2018-04-10 12:55:00 +0300

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Hello everyone,

I wanted for a very long time to make the switch to SailfishOS; I now found an Xperia 5121 at a decent price and I'm thinking of making the switch.

It would be ideal if I could make this my daily driver, but I have some questions regarding the features that may not be working yet (I read throught the topics but I couldn't find an up-to-date answer):

  • does the front camera work ? (5122=Yes)
  • does the back camera offer decent results with the latest auto-focus fixes ? (5122=Yes)
  • does skype / fb messenger work ? (sorry, I would like to quit but it's not possible at the moment) (5122=Skype for Business Yes, FBM?)
  • are there any native apps that can do video calls ?
  • is the mail app sluggish ? does it support activesync ? (5122= Exchange sync works randomly)
  • does the calendar app support google calendar sync (and does it work ok) ?
  • any experience with Android Auto ?
  • random crashes/restarts/freezes ? (5122= less than on average Android)

Thank you in advance for the answers ! (Sorry for being so lazy that I added answers directly -EHakkarainen)

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does the calendar app support google calendar sync (and does it work ok)? Well I'm not really happy with that one, I switchend to CalDAV / CardDAV which run smoother. However there are issues with special letters such as >, or ä, or ö. GoogleSync seems to be a bit selective on the Data format. I suspect my public transport app of importing non vaild data. With CalDAV however the same Calendar entries work fine.

danfin ( 2018-04-10 12:09:01 +0300 )edit

Facebook messenger :

I use messenger-lite for chat, it works. I don't do FB calls.

Google calendar :

It does sync my calendars

Camera :

Keep in mind, Jolla works on general support of the camera. This covers things like focus bugs.

But Sailfish X doesn't have access to the proprietary Sony post-processing Android stuff that is DRMed by the "TA" partition. So camera photos are NEVER going to look the same as when using Sony's Android Photo app.

DrYak ( 2018-04-10 13:24:30 +0300 )edit
  • does the back camera offer decent results with the latest auto-focus fixes ?

No, decent is different. As soon as light conditions are slightly challenging (meaning almost everytime indoors), pictures are out of focus. Even with the workarounds of @leszek, which really help in good light conditions.

Spark ( 2018-04-10 13:39:47 +0300 )edit

I find the native Mail app incredibly sluggish (on a F5122). I recently bought a cinema ticket online, and the time it took to render the barcode that was e-mailed back to me was almost long enough for me to make a cup of tea ;-)

I'm sticking with it for now, hoping that things will improve with Sailfish 3, but you may prefer to use something like K-9 mail from the F-droid store

pakman ( 2018-04-10 16:26:50 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-04-10 12:52:10 +0300

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Have used F5122 as my only phone since autumn - only real problems remaining are Exchange sync and Bluetooth - otherwise can recommend

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