I used the Jolla 1 roundabout 4 years. After that, I upgraded to a XA2. It was a huge improvement regarding the overall experiences, the usability and the speed. Nowadays I got some issues, that are already highly mentioned at this forum. E.g. slowly loading camera app (if it loads at all), frequently crashing browser, no VoIP-Calls, very slow GPS.
Last week I decided to give the X10 III another try. So far, I do not regret. The overall experience is very fast, browsing the web now is really fun and comparable to android. Okay, some sites keep constantly crashing, but just very few ones. Seems to be not a memory issue to me.
I’m quite happy about the camera app. It’s opening fast and reliable. That’s a huge improvement to me!
As well as the GPS: all the navigation apps for sure benefit from the overall better resources. But the time to get a gps fix is very well. To me it’s roundabout 10-20s. And I’m quite happy with that. Compered to the XA2 the average accuracy also improved. So I can use my phone now as a quite good tracker for sports.
Why do I write all this down?
Well, there are at least two reasons. At first: A lot of questions in this forums are about problems and issues. And I think: that’s what’s this forum is supposed to do. Document, analyze and report all bugs. But to me this causes a shift in my perception. Most people which are happy with there phones and with SFOS will not write anything. I mean: for sure there are issues and problems. But besides that, jolla is doing a very great job. They resisted some very stormy days on there mission and are still developing this awesome OS. I’m thankful to them. That’s the reason why.
Second: I just want to document for myself my happiness with SFOS on the 10 III. I’m wondering, if my expectations to SFOS will shift in the next few years as they did on the XA2. To bad, my jolla 1 died and I can not compare them anymore.
To conclude: I’m very thankfull to jolla and look forward to all the stuff that’s coming next.