Dumbphone vs De-googled smartphone

I’m fond of the idea that a dumbphone can detach us from tech in a meaningful way. I’m slowly adding components of this decentralized electronic device/system in my life. I have a DSLR for photos, a laptop for learning, working and leisure, a Fiio M3K digital audio player for music. I require gps for navigation in my day-to-day travels. I’m at the point where I’d like to ditch my android smartphone and go with a 4G LTE dumbphone that is compatible in both North America and Europe.

Since the phone being produced by Mudita OS doesn’t come out until April, maybe I should get a used, de-googled phone off of eBay to try out in the interim? Then I can "have the facts"and see if I should keep a smartphone, albeit a de-googled one with me, or just keep on the path of having a device for each need that I have.

Thoughts on this?

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I was going to switch to a KaiOS dumbphone but decided to just heavily de-google my smartphone (I can’t switch to another OS because I can’t root this phone and nobody makes builds of Replicant or Lineage for my phone) and I’m glad I chose that. KaiOS also comes with preloaded Facebook and WhatsApp apps, not very FOSS-friendly.

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Travis Skaalgard
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I paid $140 for my Nokia 2.3 NEW. I doubt either of those can compare.

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How about a Nokia dumbphone with KaiOS? They are pretty usable and available now. I have one, but I am not using it much.

But TBH I don’t really buy into this de-smartphoning trend.I bought it to do some dev work for super low end devices, but never really got around doing it.

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