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phones

updated 2022-04-06


PhoneBatteryCharging jackCodecsFirmwareHeadphone jackKeyboardOSSDWLAN
Samsung SCH-R390GoodMicro USB-B, no OTGNo FLAC, no Vorbis, no VP8Proprietary3.5mmHardwareProprietaryMicroNo
LG UN280DecentMicro USB-B, no OTGNo FLAC, no Vorbis, no VP8Proprietary3.5mmHardwareProprietaryMicroNo
iPhone SE (2016)DismalProprietaryNo FLAC, no Vorbis, no VP8Proprietary3.5mmSoftwareProprietaryNoneYes
Unihertz TitanExcellentUSB-CFLAC, Vorbis, VP8Proprietary3.5mmHardwareProprietaryMicroYes
PinephoneUpgradeableUSB-CConfigurableChangeable3.5mmSoftware or hardwareOpenMicroYes

Samsung SCH-R390

Also known as the Freeform 4. I used this extensively and enjoyed it at the time.

Samsung SCH-R480

Also known as the FreeForm 5. No significant changes from the FreeForm 4 beyond aesthetics.

LG UN280

Also known as the Freedom II. I used this extensively and enjoyed it at the time.

iPhone SE (2016)

I used this extensively and despise it.

Unihertz Titan

I used this extensively and despise it. Bad hardware keyboard (no dollar sign). Vendor unlawfully non-compliant with GPL 2 licensing on Linux, for this reason I would avoid this phone like the plague.

Pine64 Pinephone

I love this phone a lot. Hardware keyboard available as an extension; hardware keyboard also adds a second battery, tripling the battery life of the phone. Firmware is proprietary by default but the vendor allows using free firmware.