Ubuntu Phone Gets Blasted In Reviews This Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 26 July 2015 at 08:01 AM EDT. 32 Comments
Reviews of the Ubuntu Phone this week by general tech slights have largely expressed disappointment over the current Ubuntu Phone stack while being years in the making.

Engadget posted their review of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone. They concluded:
Canonical has to sell partners on the value of the platform, while also refining the user experience greatly. For now, Ubuntu Phone is just about good enough for serious enthusiasts and developers to play with, but it can in no way compete with the major mobile operating systems. And given we're a couple of years into development already, I expected something that was at least verging on being consumer-ready. I was wrong.

A few days prior, Business Insider posted their review of the higher-end Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone with a slightly more positive conclusion of:
Now down to the real question, should you consider buying an Ubuntu phone? For a general, non-techie person used to iOS or Android my answer, for now, would be, probably not. At least not yet. While the OS oozes tech appeal and gets so much right at the backend, bugs in its software jar the user experience just enough to annoy. Additionally, despite having a decent offering for a new OS, Ubuntu phone is still behind Apple and Google when it comes to apps...while I wouldn’t recommend general consumers buy the phone, I’d definitely urge tech savvy buyers or developers interested in trying something new, to check out the Ubuntu Meizu MX4 and help further improve the upstart operating system’s offering.

If you've tried out an Ubuntu Phone, be sure to share your experiences or hopes by commenting on this thread in the forums.
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