Phone Recommendation for Canada
from to on 16 Aug 2023 15:40

I would love to use PostmarketOS as my daily driver but my Pinephone CE isn’t really giving me the battery life I need to make it happen. I am looking at what phones I can get my hands on in Canada that would be better suited. So far the OnePlus 6T seems to be my best option. I can’t get the Shift6mq or the Poco F1 shipped here. Any suggestions if battery life is my main need ? I take my phone off the charger at 11am and don’t get home until close to midnight with no way to charge while at work.


threaded - newest on 16 Aug 2023 15:45 next collapse

Consider something like this maybe? on 16 Aug 2023 15:55 collapse

customs fee? import fee? taxes? How much a $25 items from that site will cost by the time its in my hand? $50? on 16 Aug 2023 16:45 collapse

Not much? It’s courriers (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc) who charge exorbitant fees, but most sellers on Ali ship via regular post. Canada Post charges a small fee, like 5$ for brokerage, plus regular HST. That would turn a 25$ item to around $34. A lot less than the Bezos Fun Train markup. But generally speaking items around 20$ are exempt anyway. on 21 Aug 2023 18:17 next collapse

If you like a headphone jack, and the 6 (no T) is also available in your region, I would go with it instead. Battery life should be fine, unless you leave battery hogging apps running all the time. My 6 definitely lasts from 7 a.m. (when I disconnect it) until the next morning when I forget to plug it back in - and that’s with a Matrix account running in the background in Chats/chatty. on 29 Aug 2023 15:52 collapse

Just a heads up, here in the states I haven't been able to use a OP6 as an actual phone- without VoLTE working on t-mobile yet, all incoming calls go straight to voicemail:

Might want to look into what the situation is with your carrier, or if there's a workaround for you. Think as soon as this is fixed, it could actually work as a daily phone for me (aside from the missing camera) on 14 Sep 2023 04:19 collapse

I’m with Koodo who will still work without VOLTE but it will be required later this year.