I posted on twitter because I like Sailfish and I want it to prosper.
I gave my XA2 to my husband for a while and my XA2+ was beginning to disfunction (browser doesn’t work, no SD cards possible, etc.).
Yet I like the design of the XA2 most of all the phones Jolla implemented. Curved on the sides and a little bit on the back, flat under and above. The ratio of the XA2 also seems more right to me.
My first smartphone was an iphone 3GS, curved back, fitted in the palm of my hand, good ratio. When Apple changed the design I went to Jolla and enjoyed the Sailfish interface. Should have bought the N9 before!
The 10 III actually has a plain, flat design with a slippery glass back, just as so many other phones. I have to use a cover for a good feeling.
Colours on the XA2 and XA2+ are fine enough, deeper and more saturated spheres than on the 10 III. The most remarkable advantages of the 10 III are to my opinion that it is much faster, snappier than the devices we used before, that the battery is better, that there is more storage and that it is futureproof (5G capable). Another advantage is the weight: it’s a lightweight, compared to the XA2 and XA2+.
Concerning Sailfish: wonderful UI except the picking-up-a-call gesture. Still wished the pulley menu came back, or a button or a slider instead of this vague swipe.
What’s not better on the 10 III: Sony did not care much about the sound quality this time. With earbuds it is ok, but without it is not great and if you wear hearing aids it sounds cheapish.