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Volla Phone as alternative to mainstream Android and iOS

Oct. 25, 2021 -

Nearly all folks I know use iOS or Android from a mainstream smartphone brand, yet alternatives still exist! The German Volla Phone prides itself to be a worthy option for those who value privacy and freedom. I bought one to experience it firsthand, read along for my thoughts!

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My Volla phone runs an alternative, minimalistic launcher, aptly called the
My Volla phone runs an alternative, minimalistic launcher, aptly called the "unlauncher"
Its main camera shoots nice photos, especially when light conditions are fair
Its main camera shoots nice photos, especially when light conditions are fair
Browsing the web using Fennec, a browser based on Firefox available in the F-Droid app store - this works well!
Browsing the web using Fennec, a browser based on Firefox available in the F-Droid app store - this works well!
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The "unlauncher" in action on my Volla phone - offering a minimalistic alternative to the stock Volla experience
Volla Phone - Viel vergnügen (loosely translated as
Volla Phone - Viel vergnügen (loosely translated as "enjoy!")
Volla OS features a Springboard and a centralised way to access your contacts - an interesting idea yet it lacks refinement (the typos in this screenshot taken from the official Volla website are illustrative to this)
Volla OS features a Springboard and a centralised way to access your contacts - an interesting idea yet it lacks refinement (the typos in this screenshot taken from the official Volla website are illustrative to this)

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