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*explaining the state of Linux smartphones to Kristin* so there’s one that costs like two hundred dollars and it doesn’t work that great, and there’s one that costs like a thousand dollars and that one doesn’t work at ALL

My iPhone is dying and I’m probably going to make the switch over to a Google Pixel 4a; I WISH I was perverse enough to go to a pinephone but I’m like a ninth of the way there currently

I’ve been thinking a lot about getting a light phone or something of that ilk but the camera has always been a sticking point for me - I have two small kids and being able to just always have a camera on me is really important

For the cost of a new iPhone I could get a featureless phone and a good point and shoot but would I carry the point and shoot with me?

The Dream is both having a point and shoot that I carry everywhere and then I come home and it connects to my wifi and uploads raw image files to my NAS

@mark i miss having a pocket camera that wasn't a phone but tbh the practicality of the combined device is way too high

@mark My 2.5G feature phone has been on its way out for a while, and with Verizon killing the 3G network soon it was time to get a new phone.

I was about 90% ready to get a PinePhone but the more I read about it the more I realized I wasn't ready to jump that final 10%. I need to be able to take pictures of my kid and let people know when my car breaks down, so for the same money I got a used OnePlus 6T.

I'm still holding on to hope that there's a Linux phone in my future.

@mark @trwnh waaaait a minute this sounds familiar hmmmmm
>looks at ios vs android<

@mark
If you're in Europe 🌍 @Fairphone is always a good option.

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