The talk will start with a description of what hardware is typically found in a smartphone and its freedom implications.

Once this is done we will look at several smartphones models (PinePhone, PinePhone PRO, Librem 5, regular LineageOS and/or Fairphone 1/2/3/4/5) and compare the implications of the hardware design and component choices both for freedom usability (for instance does suspend-to-ram currently work), and other factors affecting the ability to use the device.

We will then look at Android and GNU/Linux operating systems / distributions, and the application ecosystems around them (F-Droid, Android SDK, type of applications available, compatibility layers like Waydroid) for these smartphones, with a focus on fundamental differences that impact end users freedom and usability.