Chosing device for Ubuntu touch
Hello friends. I am very interested in using Ubuntu touch, can you please recommend me best device for daily use. I just read wiki and devices page.
On front page said Nexus 5 best choise, in wiki said Meizu 5 pro only support anbox.
Please tell me best device what really supported by devs , what will get future updates and new functions.
If Device is Nexus 5 16 or 32 gb?
Lakotaubp last edited by Lakotaubp
@needforkill If you go nexus route ubports takes up 4.8g on mine. I have the 16g version which is fine for me and runs well. Don't have a mx 5 but there are a few signal issues. Theres also the oneplusone and fairphone 2 to have alook at.
All of these are in for longer term support and the move to 16.04 and anbox.
Have a read through ubports docs on Github etc for more info or on the website and this forum, and welcome aboard this exciting project.
@needforkill Nearly forgot theres also the Telegram group. You can can ask away there for all the info you can't find elsewhere.
@lakota Hello, thank you. Yea, i looking forum. I join to telegram group, and already ordered nexus 5 32 gb.
@needforkill Great, have fun and enjoy ubports. Any problems and someone on here will be able to help I'm sure.
I finally made the jump and I decided on the Nexus 5 32GB. I got one brand new from eBay for about $160, and went with the iBlaston Armor box from Amazon for a case (built in screen protectors are my preference). The experience has been fantastic so far. Extremely easy to unlock the bootloader and flash the new OS, especially compared to other android devices I've hacked before (the UBPorts installer is really straight forward and simple) Despite being an older device, it runs fast and smooth. I haven't had the money to spare on hardware to try convergence yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Only hickup I really had was that I couldn't swipe close enough to the edge to pull out the launcher with the case on, but changing edge settings in the UT Tweak tool was a fast remedy.
Overall investment came in at under $175 including shipping and I couldn't be happier. If you want to try it out and don't want to invest a lot of money, Nexus 5 is readily available and reasonably priced. I'll update this when I've got my desktop converged onto my 54" TV and let you know if it's as fun as I think it'll be (bet it is!).
I also bought Nexus 5 32GB ver.D821 few weeks ago. It works great, I\m very happy using it, only problem is non-functional mobile data (I know there is a bug with mobile data) but except this all other things working great.
@tydell As a check try contacting your sim provider and check your APN settings are correct. I had know problem with my nexus but the mx 4 did not load the correct settings even though it was the same sim.
@tydell Reset the APN, mine Nexus 5 works fine.
@tydell are you talking about this bug? https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/376
I have a N5 and I have no problems with mobile data after doing this workaround:
I've switched from stable to devel (that recovered mobile data) and then switched to stable again, and it keeps the mobile data.
@advocatux yep, Im talking about this bug I also did it as described (stable->devel->stable) but unfortunately no effect, it doesn't work for me on devel too so switching between channels deos nothing in my case
@Lakota @Stefano APN is fine, it worked for me once, 'mobile data' switch (to turn on/off mobile data) was inactive but I could switch between 2G/3G/LTE and I had mobile data connection, but after some phone restart (or I flashed UT once again on my N5) it didn't work anymore.
I will try to investigate more, but currently havo no more ideas
@tydell some people had a problem with the cache not been emptied. See https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/377
See this workaround https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/377#issuecomment-353586034
@advocatux some time ago this workaround didnt worked for me too.
But now my issue has gone, I really don't know why. Like @Stefano wrote I did reset my APN settings and gave the same settings one more time. Settings are the same, but mobile data switch is accessible now (it is not grayed out) and my mobile connection works like a charm.
Thank you all for your help and all tips
@tydell I'm glad everything is running fine now
Hello, I am also looking for the best device for my daily usage. Ideally, I would like to get :
- Spectre / Meltdown proof phone
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Anbox compatible
About criteria #1, I see Nexus 4 and Meizu MX4 are the only immune hardware.
About criteria #2, it seems that they are compatible too
But about criteria #3, it is not so clear, I can read opposite answers here and there. So my questions are :
- Which phone between Nexus 4 and Meizu MX4 can reach all those criteria ?
- Are those phones smooth and quick (I mean not so much delay to open an app) ? What about GPS location speed ?
Thank you very much for your kind help.
@prog-amateur Hi the mx 4 in my opinion is abit slow and clunky on mobile data/wifi and is not that future proof and might/struggle with 16.04. I have no experience of nexus 4 so can't comment.
Also try the welcome and install group at https://t.me/WelcomePlus they will have the answers if none appear here.
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@needforkill Stick with Nexus 5 for the time being. Oneplus 3 should be supported soon enough as Marius said, so that would be a nice upgrade to a much stronger, faster, better device overall.
I believe the the Meizu Pro5 is the best big screen, fast processor, long battery life, and great overall phone