An important consideration when choosing is the better value for money compared to Google Android phones. This is because I have found that FOSS (not necessarily telephone) devices often cost the same or more than their non-FOSS counterparts. This is especially true for laptops and tablets.
This is just one option of surely many others:
/e/ will have support for Fairphone 4 as well soon-ish.
You can buy a google pixel and install Calyx OS on it.
Most people say calyx or graphene OS on pixel.
this one i wait for …
Thank you for your answers. Of these, there are some that I have heard or read about, and there are some that have not.
I’ve been using calyx on a pixel 4xl for a couple months now with no issue. I’m very pleased.
I recently got a Pixel 4a with GrapheneOS. I’m pretty happy with that. Calyx looks pretty nice, too, but I like the base of Graphene a bit more. Especially that it doesn’t come with any pre-installed apps, besides the bare minimum. Also the web installer of GrapheneOS is pretty easy to use.
It’s a pity that Calyx and Graphene don’t support Fairphone.
Please correct me if I am mistaken, but I think with Fairphone you could re-lock the bootloader.
This combination would have been my first hand choice if I wanted an AOSP-based OS.
Otherwise, I would very much like to get my hands on a Pinephone Pro for a pure Linux phone.
I might wait for the second or third iteration of it. The first models will be chonkier than the existing PinePhone.
GrapheneOS also does lock the bootloader.
I am a bit sceptical about any Linux phones. I have a PinePhone and it’s just lightyears away from being usable (at least for me). It’s nice for tinkering, but that’s it. I hope they keep it up, though. Having basically a small PC as a phone really sound like what smartphones actually should be in the first place.
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Agreed. Although, as I already have the PinePhone Community Edition, I’m not sure whether the Pro would be worth the extra. I’d need to start using it more to justify the extra cost.
Interesting, why didn’t anyone mention OnePlus? Although in price range it is higher, but a pretty popular brand, at least I think.
That’s a OnePlus phone though e-foundation calls their de-googled phones Murena.
I started using /e/ yesterday because now the beta version for the Xiaomi Mi A2 that I “inherited” seems to be supporting communications outside of a wi-fi networking. And I settled in on the phone…
And now I hear of this calyx os for the first time and see that it’s supported on this phone… Damn! Maybe I have to try it.
With Calyx you could get a locked bootloader after flashing the ROM.
With /e/ I am not sure you will get that on your model.
I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy S8 with /e/ and can’t re-lock the bootloader.
However it gives me root access to the phone via adb shell. Something you don’t get with Calyx as far as I know.