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#1 2019-11-27 07:19:03

Destry
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LightPhone

I have been wanting an e-ink phone for a while, and a simpler one; just text and phone. This might be it, the LightPhone. More attractive to me than the Librem 5, by far.

Already out of stock on their second batch.

Specs

  • Network: 4G LTE (LTE FDD + VoLTE)
  • North American Model: B2, B4, B12, B13, B17, B25, B26
  • International Model: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, B28
  • (unlock, carrier agnostic)
  • Screen: E-Ink
  • Dimensions: 95.85 × 55.85 × 8.75mm
  • Weight: 78g
  • Battery: 1-2 days of regular use; up to 7 days standby (950 mAh)
  • Operating System: Light OS
  • Connectivity: GPS, Bluetooth (4.2), Wi-Fi (802.11 a)
  • S.A.R. Value: Head: 1.20 W/kg & Body: .52 W/kg
  • Charging Port: Micro USB
  • Waterproof: IPX3 (splash resistant)
  • Headphone Jack: Yes
  • Colors: available in black (night) and light gray (light)

I suspect as little as I use my current iClone 6, it would be perfect for me. I don’t know what the cost of a new iPhone is, but probably three times the price as this one. And requiring a lot more precious Earth matter.

I love the promo vids. Which show people enjoying other activities and conversation instead of everything being centered around staring into the phone. Perfect!


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#2 2019-11-27 10:20:06

etc
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Re: LightPhone

I’ve got a YotaPhone 2 few years ago. Its ink display is fun and great for sunny weather, but I confirm, you won’t be watching movies/surfing internet with it.

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#3 2019-11-27 15:56:19

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Re: LightPhone

Ah, right, I remember you mentioned that, I think. That’s an old article. Are those things still available?


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#4 2019-11-27 18:11:08

dos
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Re: LightPhone

Another option, if you wonna go “dumb”, is the Punkt MP02.

Beautiful hardware design, quite buggy software. Special feature: can create a wifi hotspot for your tablet/laptop.

Last edited by dos (2019-11-27 18:11:30)

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#5 2019-11-27 19:56:21

etc
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Re: LightPhone

Destry wrote #320295:

Ah, right, I remember you mentioned that, I think. That’s an old article. Are those things still available?

Not sure, but anyway, I would test it before ordering an ink-screen phone. It’s perfect for beach reading (provided the resolution is high enough), but can be unusable in the dark. And typing long texts can be problematic – ink screens are generally slower and less sensitive/precise.

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