Google Pixel 3a XL battery lifetime
I have been able to successfully install Ubuntu Touch on a Google Pixel 3a XL.
Call and texts do work in UK.
Battery life is very good. My device is a refurbished, bought for 140£, used mostly with Teleports and Morph browser, audio messages, calculator and alarms. Battery is now at 35% and I charged it more than 36 hours ago.
I was used to Iphone with replaced battery more or less lasting this same much.
Features are different than an iPhone or an Android, but if we exclude the missing video calls and proprietary apps which can not be found on this platform, it is an excellent replacement and am not planning to go back to any Android or iOS device.
Biggest advantages imo are:
- all code can be inspected, so no backdoors
- it is the true community to device for it, not CEOs of businesses
- all that is missing, with a little time and fun, can be coded
For installation I used Android platform tools + Chrome (it automates installation of images) + Ubports(manually select device and tick all options). Had a rough start with Ubports but once you get the setup (android dev mode, disabled boot locker and flashed to a specific firmware version) it does all the work for you in no time.
(PS: This is more to create indexable content and allow people to get a feedback.)