Hello all together,
I would like to share my experiences after just under a week of use.
First the positive things.
The packaging is really very nice and minimalist design and totally fits the Pure and the concept behind it.
The Pure itself is super processed. The keys feel nice and have a great pressure point.
The plastic feels great and not cheap. The whole device is the perfect size and feels great in the hand.
And it’s just so nice to hold such a simple device in my hands again and not a small supercomputer.
Now a few flaws or things that I noticed:
The reception is very, very poor. Compared to two other smartphones and an old and a current Nokia phone, the Pure clearly loses. I rarely have two bars in the apartment. Mostly one or, unfortunately, very often no reception at all.
Outdoors on the balcony, it goes up to two or three bars. In places where I had just enough reception with the other phones and phone calls were possible, nothing works with the Pure.
If that is important, I use a sim card from Wetell, which use the Vodaphone network here in Germany. The card I got two months ago new.
Then I noticed something strange with the SMS or the contacts.
I exported the contacts from the smartphone to a .vcf file and then imported it to Pure via Mudita Center. I noticed that the phone numbers have a strange “format”. Instead of “0152- 000000” it was “015-200-0000” in Pure. The number is of course only an example.
I have then corrected by hand. Now I have written an SMS to my wife and with the outgoing message also her name was indicated to me as stored. When she then answered me, a new “chat” was opened in which no longer her name but the number was displayed again in the strange format “015-200-0000”. Do I have to save all the numbers in this strange format or what is going on?
I can then also not respond to this message. The SMS is then not sent. I have to go back to the chat where the name of the contact is (not the number in the strange format) and have to reply. There the message is sent.
And it would be great if you could add T9 as a function and you could save your own words into the dictionary.
Then the music player. The problems have already been mentioned here, but for the sake of completeness I would like to list them here.
You can not copy albums as folders to the Pure but only the songs, which has the consequence that with several albums all songs are simply sorted alphabetically.
The menu items for artists, albums and playlists, do not work. But you meant yes that is revised.
Oh and it would be great if you can continue songs or titles like an audio book or podcast when you have finished the music player. I always listen to podcasts when I ride my bike to work, and then listen to them on the way home. It would be nice if you could just keep playing them and not have to start all over again.
I hope that these are just teething problems and trust that you can fix this via software update. I am fully behind Mudita and the concept behind it.
And if I can do the three simple things like making and receiving phone calls, texting and playing music/podcasts/audiobooks, then I’m totally happy and that’s all I need.
One more thing, the calendar… there it would be of course super if you can also appointments or birthdays and so what enter. But I think you will work on it.
And something else that I’m missing a little bit. But maybe I just haven’t found it.
It would be great if you could put contacts on speed dial. So that one must press for example only the 1 and then the key for dialing to call a contact. So I know that from old phones.
And it would also be great if you could manually switch the network mode from 4G/LTE to 2G, for example. This would probably also help with the reception problems.
I hope very much that the problems with the reception can still be fixed. If it were a hardware problem, that would be a real shame, because the Pure would then hardly be usable.
But I just hope for the next update.
Otherwise, thanks for this great device.
I still have one question. I bought the Pure on Ebay. A backer didn’t want it anymore. Unfortunately, there was no invoice and the seller said that in case of problems it would be enough if I would tell you the serial number, for warranty purposes. Is that right or do I have so no right to warranty?
I noticed something else today. I got a call from someone I have saved as a contact in Pure. But it didn’t show me the name but only the phone number. But with the country code +49 in front of it. I added the number to the contacts and it was again in this strange format “015-200-0000” instead of “+4915200…”.
This is very strange.