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Re: Ubuntu at MWC in Barcelona


Here are my 0.02€.

I never had the issue of silent calls (or any other notification), at least as far as I can tell.

I did have the battery drain issue a few times, but it was always solved with a restart of the phone and a full charge.

After reading the posts on this mailing list (I'm sorry, I can't remember the names of the authors, but it involved one of canonical or BQ's engineer) on how batteries actually work, I have changed my habits and now I charge the phone every night. Approximately once per month I let it drain to close to 10%, for calibration. Reaching this charage level takes about 3 days of my regular weekend usage (so less [calls|email|sms|etc] than normal on a week day). I never had the battery drain issue again.

Also, like Walter, I'm pretty much hoping my E4.5 will last until the next snap based device is available.


On 04-03-2017 16:02, Walter Garcia-Fontes wrote:
* Matthias Apitz, guru@xxxxxxxxxxx [04/03/17 16:08]:
El día Saturday, March 04, 2017 a las 01:53:57PM +0000, Paul Tait escribió:

I think that it may be more a case of you've been extremely lucky, or I have been extremely unlucky. Although many others have had the same issues:

Silent Incoming Calls:

I never faced this issue.
I had a case of hardware failure, not software. The speakers started
failing sometimes, and then always, in my BQ E5 (not E4.5). I sent it
for repair to BQ and it was fixed and had my phone back in four
days. It failed again, I think once in a month, and I got the sound
back by pressing on the  back iat the bottom part with both fingers,
with the screen facing me (as I read in Internet from users with
Android). It looks like failing speakers is a common issue in this
model of BQ, also with Android, I don't know about the E4.5.

Battery Inexplicably Drains:


Which, incidentally was filed by you Matthias in May 2015. Despite two years passing and a new power manager, the problem still persists, at least for me. Did you find a solution to it then?
I do not have it quite often, and if it happened I just recharge the
device without any problem.

I saw this a couple of times, haven't seen it for three months or so
now. In may case, restarting the phone fixed it. I think in my case it
was caused by some misbehaving application.

But overall my BQ E5 with UT is very usable, unless the hardware
fails I think I may be able to make it last until (hopefully) we have
a snap-based device.

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