Some background-I can say I easily catch myself endlessly scrolling on my smartphone for hours without noticing the time going by. It has caused many problems to say the least. I live in New York City where phones without at least 4G functionality will drop calls, sound terrible or simply never connect to cellular towers. Population density makes the feature phones available to me unusable. So I looked for a feature phone without any applications that could distract me. I needed a phone with 4G connection that could make calls and texts without issues. Mudita Pure at the time was the only option available. I liked the philosophy behind Mudita so it was a no brainer.
Things I loved- Compared to other feature phones the Pure feels very nice to hold and the material feels premium. Button placement and clicking them feel satisfying. I also love the E-Ink display and scrolling around the menu is very snappy. Physically the phone is amazing and the software is very simple to use. I love that the phone doesn’t demand any of my attention.
My gripes- Audio for calls and headphones are a bit too low even at max volume. Texting with a number pad is a chore but this is to be expected from a phone that lacks a keyboard. I also noticed the battery life lasted about 2 days with minimal use. (I keep reading it will be optimized with updates) I was hoping since the display wasnt backlit LCD or OLED the battery life would be much longer.
Bottom Line- Calls worked well, and I experienced no problems with texting.
The Pure is exactly what I needed this phone to be. A minimalist reliable cell phone device that will help me finally break my terrible smartphone addiction.