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asked 2018-05-28 20:29:43 +0300

der.schultze gravatar image

updated 2018-05-31 09:43:23 +0300

Hi all,

at the weekend i crushed my Jolla Phone and the display is broken now. Phone works, but how long?

Which alternative phones exists to run sailfish OS? What is your experience with these alternatives?

Thanks, Schultze

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Xperia x. Works pretty well, replaced my j1, totally fine.

NuklearFart ( 2018-05-28 22:35:19 +0300 )edit

How long is battery life with sailfish os?

der.schultze ( 2018-05-28 23:26:24 +0300 )edit

As always: it depends. I'm getting about two work days from it (Xperia X Compact without Alien Dalvik).

naytsyrhc ( 2018-05-29 00:09:41 +0300 )edit

I second Xperia X - works very well, is much more stable than either Jolla 1 or Jolla C and the battery life is also much better that either.

MartinK ( 2018-05-29 15:45:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-05-29 00:05:17 +0300

makarch gravatar image

XA2 will come out this year as well.

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answered 2018-05-28 22:47:50 +0300

naytsyrhc gravatar image

updated 2018-05-28 22:55:38 +0300

If you can live without Alien Dalvik, the Xperia X Compact with Steph's community build is a very good successor as well. It's slightly smaller than J1 and a very nice form factor. Reminds me of the N9.

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Unfortunately i need some Android apps. :-(

der.schultze ( 2018-05-28 23:28:50 +0300 )edit

It's also possible (allthough not really "legal", see here) to buy the image, install it on the Xperia X and then switch to Xperia X Compact and transfer Alien Dalvik from there (see here).

naytsyrhc ( 2018-05-29 00:07:13 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-05-29 00:09:33 +0300

L_A_G gravatar image

My suggestion would be the Xperia X if it wasn't for the fact that it's gone out of production to be replaced by the XA2, which is supposed to get official Sailfish support with the next update (2.2.0) that was at least at least supposed to come out this month. You can still find Xperia X's in plenty of places at good prices (old stock tends to be sold at a good discount), but if you can wait a few weeks you can get a newer model device if you want the latest and greatest.

Still, with both the Xperia X or the XA2 you're getting a good device that's definitely a step up from the original Jolla phone (which is what I personally used before the Xperia X). I've seen the X go for about 200 euros, which does offer a better value proposition than the XA2 that goes for 300+ euros.

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Thanks, I will order a Xperia X.

der.schultze ( 2018-05-29 00:22:56 +0300 )edit

"replaced by the XA2, which is supposed to get official Sailfish support with the next update (2.2.0)"

I'm not sure this is correct - IIRC only Xperia X dual-sim should be officially suported by Sailfish OS 2.2.0 while XA2 will be supported only by 3.x.

Corrections/clarifications welcome! :)

MartinK ( 2018-05-29 15:44:46 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-05-28 21:00:48 +0300

zlutor gravatar image

Xperia X is the one-and-only viable alternative atm, I guess. Until Sailfish 3 comes...

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answered 2018-05-29 08:25:09 +0300

potski gravatar image

Hi, I have been there as well. The X was not avail at that time and I ended up setting a soft screen protector to my J1. It still works! However my number 1 phone today is the X.

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