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A $200 phone that can do ANYTHING!!! - Pine64 Pinephone

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Since we did the Librem Linux Smartphone, we were FLOODED with comments asking to do the Pinephone. Well, here it is, and of course, we had to get Anthony to check it out.
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  1. askopte zero

    askopte zero

    Acum 24 Zile

    Turn on the phone 1st time Immediately throw you to terminal Now that's genuine *Linux* experience

    • Andreas Delleske

      Andreas Delleske

      Acum o Zi

      No dmesg?

    • Joshua Doss

      Joshua Doss

      Acum 2 Zile

      Omg yes

    • Ebola1nhd


      Acum 4 Zile


    • Steffen Stengård Villadsen

      Steffen Stengård Villadsen

      Acum 9 Zile

      Well it is still a lot better than being left at an misconfigured GRUB.

    • I identify myself as a white African American

      I identify myself as a white African American

      Acum 11 Zile

      @Psisis Don't you REEEE at me Karen.

  2. Jolt


    Acum 4 ore

    im gonna buy this and install arch, i juts want to see if it will work XD

  3. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller

    Acum 6 ore

    3:34 “He’s making a divet!”

  4. HappyQuails


    Acum 7 ore

    No need to remove the preapplied screen protector as long as it us clear.

  5. emilio sebastian

    emilio sebastian

    Acum 9 ore

    I need one god!

  6. ChompChompNomNom


    Acum 10 ore

    Allwinner chips always self destruct after about a year.

  7. Th. H.

    Th. H.

    Acum 11 ore

    DAB+ Radio possible? Story EU....

  8. Normal Minecraft Lets Play

    Normal Minecraft Lets Play

    Acum 18 ore


  9. MountainManXXX


    Acum 19 ore

    TY. /

  10. BigBodge


    Acum 23 ore

    honestly I kind of wish (though can see why they didnt) they just skipped the whole UI thing when the phone is clearly struggling to run it and instead just built a blackberry like phone with a lightweight, command line only OS. There are very few people who are both comfortable using linux (let alone a linux phone) but also dont like using the terminal. UI's can be nice when you have the power to spare, but as it stands phones might not and they probably arent needed as much as they're used.

  11. k quat

    k quat

    Acum o Zi

    No 5G or 5Ghz wifi

  12. Aha Really

    Aha Really

    Acum o Zi

    These specs... would have been nice in 2010. Is this a joke?

  13. Brett S.

    Brett S.

    Acum o Zi

    Did you mean to say "That CAN'T do anything"?

  14. Stephen Esseenyne

    Stephen Esseenyne

    Acum o Zi

    I could listen, and watch, Tony all day. Master Reviewer.

  15. Krishnaprasad Mokshagundam

    Krishnaprasad Mokshagundam

    Acum o Zi

    2:38 Hope that doesn't damage the port

  16. ToroMoto


    Acum o Zi

    Can I get this physical hardware phone running lineage? I'd love a phone with a removable battery with the manual switches to disconnect radios and such. Does anyone know if this phone is available with Android?

  17. Connor Hatch

    Connor Hatch

    Acum o Zi

    Hope he was able to find the vibrator app. He deserves it.

  18. Dustin Capehart

    Dustin Capehart

    Acum o Zi

    could you please follow up with newer revisions ?

  19. Tom Gellert

    Tom Gellert

    Acum 2 Zile

    Wow this guy has a face for radio.

  20. meonline44


    Acum 2 Zile

    Its a shame Sailfish OS didn't work, its my daily driver for a year now. And although it sometimes has some hick ups (like ones every 2 or 3 days) it didn't disappoint me, and works great with the android app support. If you like the idea of proper Linux on your phone, you should look in too Sailfish OS.

  21. Foofer Bob

    Foofer Bob

    Acum 2 Zile

    Can we gush enough about Anthony? I think not.

  22. Foofer Bob

    Foofer Bob

    Acum 2 Zile

    If I ever develop a product I will make the box super difficult to get open. Then, I will include instructions on how to open the box inside the box!

  23. Roland Rosso

    Roland Rosso

    Acum 2 Zile

    The six contacts on the back are pogo pins, for accessories: keyboard is in the works, wireless charging back case, IR cameras, etc... it’s a cool tinker device but really cool community to check out. I’m going to try Sailfish OS next on mine which appears to be a decent experience

  24. Galen Currah

    Galen Currah

    Acum 3 Zile

    In Africa we say, oo-BOON-too.

  25. Jared Thomas

    Jared Thomas

    Acum 3 Zile

    Seems like this might be good for Mark Rober's glitter bomb if the camera, mic, and GPS work well enough.

  26. AJ B

    AJ B

    Acum 3 Zile

    Ethernet port is 10/100

  27. Meinbher Pieg

    Meinbher Pieg

    Acum 3 Zile

    "I'm just gonna go ahead and, peel that right off..." oh yeah, that's the good stuff.

    • Aashay Nandoskar

      Aashay Nandoskar

      Acum o Zi

      Gasps in Andy!

  28. Fetzie


    Acum 3 Zile

    Apple would charge you like 90 bucks just for that dock thing

  29. Andy Spark

    Andy Spark

    Acum 3 Zile

    So was the review done running the os from an sd card?

  30. medialync


    Acum 3 Zile

    11:45 😂

  31. Liqtor


    Acum 3 Zile

    A video with Anthony, fuck yeah. I love linux just as much as the next guy, but the phone isn't a thing that I can be trouble shoot and recompile every two weeks.

  32. Zachary Alexander P.

    Zachary Alexander P.

    Acum 4 Zile

    Is there a GPS toggle switch?

  33. etyrnal


    Acum 4 Zile

    my 200 dollar Asus Zenfone has never failed to keep up with anything I've thrown at it, including video editing..

  34. The Mup

    The Mup

    Acum 4 Zile

    I really hope this takes off so we have a 3rd option instead of just Apple or Android.

    • Grandfather_Din_Racket


      Acum 2 Zile

      I wonder how long it will take the people of Shenzhen(or elsewhere) to make a FSF-compatible phone that's way better than Apple or Android.

  35. Beaches south of L.A.

    Beaches south of L.A.

    Acum 4 Zile

    This guy is cool. He's really smart and actually I think he's the glue that keeps LTT ship afloat.

  36. freesf ftrefv

    freesf ftrefv

    Acum 4 Zile

    Holly dooky stains this phone is the future!

  37. Drew Summers

    Drew Summers

    Acum 4 Zile

    Nobody else is going to mention how he struggled so much with taking the battery out the wrong way just to rip off the tool the helps you with that lol

  38. Tim Hofstetter

    Tim Hofstetter

    Acum 4 Zile

    You can get equally capable phones for less than (US$100...

  39. Raima888s


    Acum 4 Zile

    Is there another phone with a faster processor and a good user experience without sacrificing the privacy features?

  40. Fugly Monk

    Fugly Monk

    Acum 4 Zile

    can you please go for a regular run/walk.. no offence but i want to see you live forever :) xo

  41. Julian Potter Music

    Julian Potter Music

    Acum 4 Zile

    "ohhh, that's a camera" "does it work?" "oh it works 🥲"

  42. Charles Skeen

    Charles Skeen

    Acum 4 Zile

    I won't end up buying this device. Thanks for wasting your money to save my money

  43. Scott Morgan

    Scott Morgan

    Acum 4 Zile

    oo-boon'-too is correct.

  44. Micheal Bee

    Micheal Bee

    Acum 4 Zile

    I hope the company lasts because this is very close to being a lightweight daily driver. Add a keyboard, and hook the phone to a monitor, and it's almost fine for email, browsing, and ssh. Thanks for the great review.

  45. unlokia


    Acum 5 Zile

    This thing exists merely as a token pacifier for the freetards. _"There, you wanted a Linux phone, take it"_ You wanted freedom, you now have it: ~ Freedom from quality ~ Freedom from fluidity and good design Just get an iPhone, srsly.

  46. Pathological liar

    Pathological liar

    Acum 5 Zile

    10/10 has a headphone jack

  47. goody657


    Acum 5 Zile

    Looks shit

  48. HadlerLeco


    Acum 5 Zile

    Lol. You should have your own sketch show bro.

  49. Deathto Spi

    Deathto Spi

    Acum 5 Zile

    Now this is the phone if my dreams!

  50. Tomas Utaras

    Tomas Utaras

    Acum 5 Zile

    Privacy orientated, don't use it and no privacy issues.

  51. Anthony Perrone

    Anthony Perrone

    Acum 5 Zile

    You want to play with something and It has a Vibrator....A match made in Heaven!!!

  52. Kyle


    Acum 5 Zile

    just pre-ordered the "beta" version, stoked to have a phone running arch

    • shibotto


      Acum 3 Zile


  53. Shawn M

    Shawn M

    Acum 5 Zile

    so is it ready for normie use or are they still working out kinks?

  54. Jonathan Levi

    Jonathan Levi

    Acum 5 Zile

    Ah...I bet Ubuntu touch is using Xorg, not the super new Wayland Compositors Phosh or Plasma.

  55. Jason Brooks

    Jason Brooks

    Acum 6 Zile

    This phone is garbage

  56. Stephan Weinberger

    Stephan Weinberger

    Acum 6 Zile

    The phone is actually more like 170-180$ if you count the usb dock...

  57. Abid Ali

    Abid Ali

    Acum 6 Zile

    Anthony my man, please share the contents of your sdcard, a single download for all of the 30 images, for the love of FOSS please.

  58. Flakes


    Acum 6 Zile

    I mean the idea: great. But in 2021 ... to still have such a bad user experience. No. Just no.

  59. The Professional

    The Professional

    Acum 6 Zile

    Anthony is the best that's why there is 43k likes and just 848 dislikes

  60. Alexey Woronov

    Alexey Woronov

    Acum 6 Zile

    It is possible to install Ubuntu Touch on more interesting phones, with more memory, you can pick them up at devices.ubuntu-touch.io. But such installations will use part of Android - Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), and there will be no hardware peripheral switches, but the full stack is still available from Purism products, although perhaps UBports will eventually be able to write drivers for other phones and abandon Android HAL in XLC.

  61. sortofsmarter


    Acum 6 Zile

    better than a burner phone..lol

  62. Michael Shaw

    Michael Shaw

    Acum 6 Zile

    Can it wolf down a sandwich?

  63. Aquarian Dawn

    Aquarian Dawn

    Acum 6 Zile

    Screw slimness: give us decent batteries.

    • Aquarian Dawn

      Aquarian Dawn

      Acum 4 Zile

      @freesf ftrefv decent batteries and sturdier screens. But they want to sell phones that won't last long. Durability means we buy less phones.

    • freesf ftrefv

      freesf ftrefv

      Acum 4 Zile

      I'll take a fat phone with a super huge battery in it all day

  64. Gerard Bakker

    Gerard Bakker

    Acum 6 Zile

    As if Android isn't enough of a dog's breakfast now we have Linux on a phone. Sigh.

  65. redeyesinc


    Acum 6 Zile

    nokia n800 gang

  66. Johg Ranger

    Johg Ranger

    Acum 6 Zile

    You know something is wrong when a raspberry pi would run it faster.

    • shockwaverc13


      Acum 4 Zile

      raspberry pi consumes more and heats more

  67. FB Kensar HD

    FB Kensar HD

    Acum 6 Zile

    I miss nokia N9 and meego os

  68. Michael Waters

    Michael Waters

    Acum 6 Zile

    I adore Anthony.

  69. King_of_The_North


    Acum 6 Zile

    Anthony is the best and everyone knows it

  70. Sedit T

    Sedit T

    Acum 6 Zile

    Dude... Linux community, you guys are so fucking uncreative with your naming. Its hard to take ya'll seriously when you keep just taking the names of desktops and kernels from the 90s and throwing new letters in front of them whenever you feel like making something new.

  71. Max D

    Max D

    Acum 6 Zile

    I want a Linux phone but they need to be more polished and have better performances before I get one.

  72. alex miranda

    alex miranda

    Acum 6 Zile

    I remember the pine watch thing

  73. MobileDecay


    Acum 7 Zile

    Shit phone.

  74. Ricardo Maggiore

    Ricardo Maggiore

    Acum 7 Zile

    It is exactly the phone I want. With the removable battery, hdmi, ethernet and keyboard dock, privacy switches to turn off mic, cam, but, GPS etc.. If it was a little more performing and the camera not from a phone from 12 years ago... Surely I would pay 800 for it.

  75. Tungsten Wall

    Tungsten Wall

    Acum 8 Zile

    Would be interested in a more expensive phone, one with some better hardware. Blackberry seems content not doing anything with phones, and I don't want to return to Google, nor go Apple.

  76. Ender Wiggin

    Ender Wiggin

    Acum 8 Zile

    It could be awesome if it had modern SoC with at least 4GB RAM. Using the SoC that bad would make any modern Android phone bad.

  77. GodTheChaoticEvil Narcissist

    GodTheChaoticEvil Narcissist

    Acum 8 Zile

    get the manjaro version, uncultured hoglin

  78. richardshalla


    Acum 8 Zile

    Pine seems like there is too much fanfare for an unfinished and frankly unattainable product line. I've seen and heard many of the talking heads giving their opinions about the line but it is impossible to obtain any. Their site always says sold out. Maybe a few years from now there may be a difference for anyone interested but it appears the company has problems out of the gate and that makes me think they won't be around for long. It was a nice idea and from what I heard, ok hardware but unfortunately that's not enough to sustain a company or movement. There were serious contenders who bowed out because they weren't in the top 5 selling companies in this market, how can they hope to compete? Right now Pine is like the electric car in the 80's and 90's. A good idea but doesn't have a real race horse in the race. When the Linux community gets it's own Elon Musk then it has a real shot. Till then I've lost interest already.

  79. omnivorace


    Acum 8 Zile

    And a removable battery is great.

  80. Fast Internet

    Fast Internet

    Acum 8 Zile

    I use a landline

  81. David Dickerson

    David Dickerson

    Acum 8 Zile

    Without trying to sound gross, I just want to play with something 😆

  82. Jab Hutt

    Jab Hutt

    Acum 9 Zile

    Who buys it...and why....

  83. Leszek Gruszecki

    Leszek Gruszecki

    Acum 9 Zile

    its DebiaN LOGO

  84. Subhash Pinnamaneni

    Subhash Pinnamaneni

    Acum 9 Zile

    i bought a pine64 with a hdmi port long time back

  85. 624static


    Acum 9 Zile

    So the specs of a retroid pocket 2?

  86. Joe S

    Joe S

    Acum 9 Zile

    Have a LG Stylo 6 was $200 and it's so good fast n great specs

  87. Kenny Duval

    Kenny Duval

    Acum 9 Zile

    Linux...useful for lots of things. Right after you spend 4 hours researching why nothing works as expected. Mostly its useful at getting you to go with any of the other options the actually work without need a degree in computer science.

  88. American Movement

    American Movement

    Acum 9 Zile

    It is very stupid to do a review about something that you do not understand very well!!!!!!!!DUH!! Why don't you work with it for some time and figure it out maybe then you would be more aware of plus and minus points instead of trying to do it live...just plain dumb.....you are being 'sponsored' right?

  89. Ravi M

    Ravi M

    Acum 9 Zile


  90. Sourone PL

    Sourone PL

    Acum 9 Zile

    "vibrator" feature will boost up the sales

  91. Wayne Stewart

    Wayne Stewart

    Acum 9 Zile

    I really want this to become a viable daily driver. I doubt a non-commerical Linux distro will ever be mainstream. But kudos!

  92. Darren Munsell

    Darren Munsell

    Acum 9 Zile

    Sell it for $400 and double that cpu speed/core

  93. Darren Munsell

    Darren Munsell

    Acum 9 Zile

    Remove the battery - actually works 🙊

  94. Darren Munsell

    Darren Munsell

    Acum 9 Zile

    Is this ubuntu core?

  95. Nicholas Xayasith

    Nicholas Xayasith

    Acum 9 Zile

    There's so many nice things about this phone...such as privacy controls, removeable back / battery, OS selection and more... disappointingly attached to really cloddish hardware. I mean yeah, 200 bucks so what do you expect - but still, I wish it had better specs...then we might really have something here I wouldn't mind actually using. Also, 14 minutes of Anthony is always welcome ! So, yeah - not a complete loss.

  96. Caddy666


    Acum 10 Zile

    So its basically about Samsung S3 level hardware, with debian. Not bad for a first iteration.

  97. No Humbug

    No Humbug

    Acum 10 Zile

    I didn’t understand much of what he said, but I love the demeanor.

  98. i G

    i G

    Acum 10 Zile

    does this phone detect high cholesterol levels?

  99. Antynus I

    Antynus I

    Acum 10 Zile

    christ what a painful device

  100. Recoveryanonymous


    Acum 10 Zile

    So Ubuntu Touch seems to be the OS to use