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Huawei P20 lite

  • Why? Because it seemed like the most decent decision for me, after my Samsung Galaxy S7 died. Available in Japan, pinning down to the model was down with . My pinned down mobile model list. mobile comparisons
  • Software: EMUI 8, Huwaeis version of Android 8. EMUI 9 expected in April.
  • Hardware:
    • released mid 2018
    • cpu HUAWEI Kirin 659, 8 cores, ROM 32GB RAM 4GB, connector USB Type-C
    • microSDXC card slow, battery 3000 mAh, 5.84“ screen, 2280×1080 pixel
    • Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, NFS, wlan 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Android apps

  • google playstore
    • playstore is installed by default. I use it only for apps which I have payed for and which are not available via the yalp store:
    • PeakFinder AR
    • Tiny Tiny RSS unlocker
    • Google maps
  • fdroid store
  • yalp store, aurora store
    • These are in fdroid, it can act as proxy to fetch from google store - for apps which are not on fdroid
    • the Line app is not in fdroid repos
    • EBookDroid (pdf reader), EBPocket Free (Japanese dictionary reader), Musicolet Music (player, can also conveniently seek in podcasts), Sony Headphones
    • Yahoo!乗換案内 (Tokyo train connections), Yahoo Map

playing m4a AAC files from soundrecorder

These are not played by all players, for example mplayer outputs this:

Cannot find codec for audio format 0x4134504D.

File details:

[chris@Гага́рин master]$ mediainfo 20190224_135819.genji.m4a
Complete name                            : 20190224_135819.genji.m4a
Format                                   : ADTS
Format/Info                              : Audio Data Transport Stream
File size                                : 45.5 MiB
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
FileExtension_Invalid                    : aac aacp adts

Format                                   : AAC LC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity
Format version                           : Version 2
Codec ID                                 : 2
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel layout                           : L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                               : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 45.5 MiB (100%)
[chris@Гага́рин master]$ 

After installing packages gstreamer1-libav (from rpmfusion) and totem on Fedora, totem can play the recorded files.


  • camera shutter sound can not be muted (that is really annoying in a concert)
  • install adblocker, firefox with ublock?
hardwarerelated/huawei_p20_lite.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/27 13:23 by chris