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Description

Volla Phone, A startup focused on simplicity and privacy for the average user. It’s a solid mid-range device with eight-core, produced by Gigaset. This device falls nicely in the hands, and it has an outstanding screen/body ratio. On the other hand, it has slight incompatibility with the UT navigation bar. But, overall, it is working very smoothly and relatively responsive.

Features & Usability

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Use Gitlab to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
20.04 - focal 16.04 - xenial

Essential Features State: Basic support

This is an aggregated rating of the device from the support status indicators . Supported devices are the most stable and up to date devices to choose from.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Cellular: Volume control in calls
  • - GPU: Hardware video playback
  • - Network: Bluetooth

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)

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Endurance:

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

  • Waydroid
  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • RTC time
  • SD card storage
  • Shutdown / Reboot
  • Wireless charging
  • Wireless External monitor
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

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

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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

Partial

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.

  • Notification LED
  • 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 1/20/2024 Stability over newer features (recommended)
20.04 - focal rc 2024-W03 1/20/2024 Testing before the next stable release
20.04 - focal devel 2024-06-18 6/18/2024 Daily built development releases

Volla Phone

Specifications

CPU Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 (4x 2.0 GHz + 4x 1.5 GHz cores)
Chipset MediaTek Helio P23, MT6763V
GPU ARM Mali-G71 MP2 @ 770 MHz, 2 cores
Storage 64 GB, eMMC
Memory 4 GB, DDR3
Android Version 9.0 (Pie)
Battery 4700 mAh, 18.1 Wh, Li-Polymer
Display 6.3" IPS, 1080 x 2340 (409 PPI), V-notch, Rounded corners
Rear Camera 16MP (f/2.0, 1080p30 video) + 2MP (for bokeh/depth), PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 157 mm x 75.1 mm x 9.65 mm
Weight 190 g
Release date July 2020

Report an Issue for
Volla Phone


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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