Most stable phone for Ubuntu Touch??
Hi. I'm new at this, but not a total beginner at Linux. I have a question...
What's the most stable phone to put this on, beside the BQ (native phone)??
Lakotaubp last edited by
@Nathan123 Try either the Nexus 5 or OnePlus One . I have used both and now use the opo as my daily. There is also the PinePhone coming shortly https://forums.ubports.com/topic/2403/pinephone/281
@Lakotaubp OK thanks! It's pretty stable? I'm not looking for perfection. Just stable enough.
I guess I'll get the oneplus one.
I cannot reccommend the Nexus 5. I used one under UT for a while; it was very smooth and responsive but the lack of ram meant regular crashing of Unity. My OPO is much better for stability (Unity still crashes once in a while) but the system isn't quite as smooth.
@Giiba wonder why they don't support any newer phones???
Lakotaubp last edited by
@Nathan123 The quick basic answer is that each device has to be ported individually which is complicated and takes time . Ports to newer devices are coming https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/ubuntu-touch-q-a-59-245 and then there is the PinePhone coming early next year https://www.pine64.org/2019/09/05/september-update-the-pinephone-is-real-shipping-soon/ early development models are now being tested.
As for the stability question the OS is really stable. One thing with the OPO to be aware of is that the camera zoom does not yet work but other than that it's fine.
advocatux last edited by
@Giiba I don't have that kind of experience with my Nexus 5. The only app that gives me sometimes troubles is the dialer.
On the other hand, I have the feeling that making a clean 16.04 install makes the things better than upgrading the device from 15.04 (YMMV).
@advocatux Interesting point.
I was surprised to read people crashing with the N5.
I was using it for a month or two as my daily driver and had no issues whatsoever with anything crashing.
I am no heavy user mind.
I did do a clean install at the time.
Edit: had to use a different phone though as I need the BT.
So picked up a OPO and will progress on to that when BT is sorted.
@Lakotaubp Thank you sir!!!!
@Grarea I would love to get the BQ Aquarius phone....too much money though. Just want a good phone, don't need the latest and greatest.
It is good to hear others have better luck with the n5. Mine is in the 'super old' (for a smart phone) category having been through three batteries and looking like it so it probably is not representative anyways. I found increasing the swap file size dramatically improved the stability for what that is worth.
@Giiba Interesting. As a comparison, I think mine has been 'lightly used'.
I picked it up this year, but it seems in pretty good order.
Is tidy and the battery holds pretty well.
@Nathan123 I am not a heavy user. Pretty basic user.
I have just picked up a Oneplus One and am busting to put UT on it, but I shall have to wait.
The N5 is about half the price I would say of the OPO, but you get more ram, and WAY more storage. But to my mind, that allows me to play with the N5.
I am looking to tape an extra battery to the back of the N5 when i get a chance to try to increase its capacity
Can use it as a UT test bed too hopefully.
I found increasing the swap file size dramatically improved the stability for what that is worth.
How is this done? I have a swap of only 31mb on my N5 which is full at the moment. I noticed possible memory issues when browsing lots of mages in the browser or using uReadIt for example.
@RandomUser yes I'd like to know how to do that
mihael last edited by
The only device I used and I still use it heavily as a daily driver is the Pro 5 and I recommend it with all my heart!