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First Jolla phone appears in benchmarks, reaffirms its mid-range specs

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Nov 2013, 01:55

The story of Jolla's Sailfish OS-based phone is a long one, yet apart from sharing some details on “The Other Half” (the actual name of the smartphone), we're still unaware...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:03 7

1. addicted2088 (Posts: 53; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

"Whether that's because they see the world differently than their competitors, or simply because they're unable to keep that reckless pace is up for debate, however."

I think it's mostly because they're designing Sailfish to be light and not too resource intensive as other OS (MeeGo was extremely light). However, this does cause issues, since things like HD games with awesome graphics might not run that well on that Snapdragon 400, which means the flagship phone won't be as great overall as one would want it to be. Of course, this is just the first phone, so let's see.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:01

9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

TBH HD Games didn't run badly on MeeGo my N9 has had the maemo community treat :p with so many treats but overall i say it's capable the Hd games that were available to it at the time !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:04 1

2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

i don't think there is any place left for Jolla OS/Jolla phone they are wasting there time just like Samsung/Tizen,Firefox OS. these os are not going anywhere they will never be on any-list. samsung tizen is very late to the game

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:03

10. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

all of the Maemo community n9 and n900 users will be getting one and alot of finnish people that feel that Microsoft stripped them of their national pride :)

Tizen will have a place because samsung had a big name in the market right now so they can slowly push it out sneakly

Firefox and ubuntu touch not too sure right now they look very android-esque to say the least :/

and you can always booth all 4 of these Os's on an android phone :)

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 23:27

15. SleepingOz (unregistered)

You seem to forget that most of the Maemo community, like you said, have already moved to Android. Even some of the hardcore Nokia fanboys.

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 01:09

16. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

yeah i know i alot of them are also going to get a sailfish phone or boot sailfish on their phones which in the least will contribute to building the OS and it's ecosystem
if you visit the forums often you'll know that a good amount are looking forward to it :) so yeah they have a possible future !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:09 2

3. GeekMovement (unregistered)

As long as the OS experience is smooth and fluid i'd be stoked. I really hope it comes to retail soon.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:05

12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

jolla did an amazing job with the Os it works so well on such "LOW" specs !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:17 3

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Android app compatible is great for the success of this OS.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:04

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

all part of building a good eco-system gotta start somewhere !

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:22

5. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

"Jolla has left us woefully unaware of exactly when and where we can expect the device to retail officially. "

Other sites state differently

Jolla to go on sale on November 27 ---> http://www.gsmarena.com/jolla_will_sell_its_sailfish_os_smartphone_november_27-news-7185.php

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 02:53

6. Chris.P (Posts: 567; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

Must have slipped through my otherwise Jolla-aware net.


posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:13

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I hate when people use the excuse to justify mediocre hardware by saying "it was lightweight and designed to use less resources" - all that tells me about the hardware is that it will be that outdated much faster, as applications update or new applications, tasks, or software updates become more demanding.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:59

8. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Jolla is aiming for the mid/low end segment of the smartphone market. So what do you expect? An octa core processor with 4gb ram on a mid/low end device? Jeez..

Its priced higher at the moment but they'll soon slash the prices unless they're trying to be Apple. So why the hate bro?

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:07

13. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Wp is a great example though and you can obviously tell the different between light weight and heavy weight when you compare a low android to a low end lumia (yes i said lumia not WP :p )

it's not an excuse if it's reality !!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 16:16

14. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)

Device looks nice. Wouldn't mind seeing one up close.

posted on 28 Nov 2013, 13:53

17. valdo_the_noob (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

You should update when you get an up to date benchmark, those specs where done with an old prototype phone, with old software. I guess that now that the product is on sale for consumers they have optimized it and get a lot more out of that hardware. The sailfish OS is still beta now that consumers are buying it and I think that it will improve when they start gettin regular usage feedback and data from consumers

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