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The rugged Volla Phone X23 offers double security with its IP68 dust and water-proof casing and an uncompromising privacy respecting, open source operating system, combined with a unique user experience. The device has a 48 megapixel camera with 8 megapixel macro lens, 128 GB internal memory, a powerful 8-core processor. The bright display and long lasting 5000 mAh removable battery are perfect for outdoor activities. You can get the device pre-installed with Ubuntu Touch or as a 2nd operating system with the unique multi-boot feature of Volla OS.

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

Use Gitlab to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.

Essential Feature Support State: Supported by device maker

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Actors: Notification LED
  • - Actors: Torchlight
  • - Cellular: Volume control in calls
  • - Misc: Offline charging

Automated Usability (beta)

Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.

Community strength (beta)

  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • FM radio
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '


Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Global issues

The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.

  • Dual SIM functionalityBugtracker

    Cellular data is not available on SIM 2 when two are inserted.

    All devices on Focal

  • Incoming, outgoing callsBugtracker

    Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.

    Halium and Legacy ports

  • GPSBugtracker

    Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.

    All devices

Unsupported features

The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.

  • Double touch to wake
  • Wired External monitor

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
20.04 - focal stable OTA-4.1 2/28/2024 Stability over newer features (recommended)
20.04 - focal rc 2024-W03 1/20/2024 Testing before the next stable release
20.04 - focal devel 2024-04-09 4/9/2024 Daily built development releases

Volla Phone X23


CPU Octa-core ARM (2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz cores)
Chipset MediaTek Helio G99, MT6789
GPU ARM Mali-G57 MC2 (Valhall) @ 850 MHz, 2 cores
Storage 128 GB, UFS 2.1
Memory 6 GB, LPDDR4X @ 2133 MHz
Android Version 12.0
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Polymer, Removable
Display 6.1" IPS, 1560 x 720 (282 PPI), U-notch, Rounded corners
Rear Camera 48MP (f/1.79, 1440p30 video) + 8MP (f/2.2 ultra wide-angle / macro lens), PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP (f/2.0)
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 160.9 mm x 80 mm x 12.2 mm
Weight 270 g
Release date May 2023

Report an Issue for
Volla Phone X23

Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.

Couldn't find it?

Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.

1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.

2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.

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