Review of Sailfish OS smartphone - pros and cons

Are you looking for Sailfish OS smartphone pros and cons. Here, I have given details about the advantage of Sailfish OS smartphone from Android mobile phone. If you are here for drawbacks in Sailfish OS, then read the article below.

Sailfish OS is an open source OS like Android. After Android's success, many developers were interested in open source platform. This year, we can expect smartphone from open source OS like Mozilla Firefox, Tizen and Ubuntu. All this open source was based on Linux platform. Nokia Mee Go OS developers formed a company, named as Jolla and developed this Sailfish OS.
Sailfish OS mobile

Sailfish OS smartphone specification

Jolla's have not named their first smartphone, which is running Sailfish OS. This mobile phone is available for pre-order in countries like UK and USA. The price of Sailfish smart-phone is $500 (nearly Rs.25000 in India). It has a 4.5 inch touch-screen, which is the exact size to carry in our hands easily. A dual-core processor is used to drive the new OS. For storage, it has inbuilt 16GB plus microSD support. The camera features 8 MP rear camera and its mentioned that, it has a new AF technology. Connectivity features LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Overall, its packed with a professional smartphone features.

Pros of Sailfish OS

1. Able to install Android apps
As we all go for Android mobile, because of its app support. Jolla has made a good decision by adding Android app support to their OS. To install Android app in your Sailfish smartphone, you need to install a third-party app. So that, you have access to Google Play store and you can enjoy 900,000 apps. People don't go for Windows mobile due to poor app availability. This is also an advantage to Android developers, they can make their app reachable even higher.

2. Supports more hardware
As it is an open source software based on Linux kernel, the hardware support will be more. It can support both ARM and x86 processor. If you are a geek, you can install this OS in Samsung Galaxy S4. Like Android OS, you will get custom ROM and you can customize your mobile as you like.

3. New interface
The interface used in this smartphone is very similar to BlackBerry BB 10 OS. Just by gesture action, you can navigate your OS. So that, there will be no need for physical buttons. The gesture will be easier to browse the OS. You can navigate to any screen just by swiping action. You can see any notification like battery meter, network, time, SMS in the middle of your work. They have designed this OS to browse anything from anywhere. For example - Suppose, if you are playing Angry Birds game and you can launch another app say GTalk without closing Angry Bird and simultaneously, you can see any notification, all this will be possible by using gesture navigation.

Cons of Sailfish OS

Sailfish OS does not have many disadvantages yet it is hard to compete with Android for the below factors.
1. Sailfish OS is compatible with high-end device and so that, it can not replace low-end Android devices.
2. Official news said that, it supports Android apps. But, still there are no words about their own app market.

Release date and price

Sailfish OS mobile is expected to launch on this Christmas. Pre-orders of this mobile have been already open. The cost of Sailfish OS mobile is $510.


Jolla has developed their OS by mixing groovy features of Android, Windows and BB 10. Hence, the developers predict that, the mobile will get hot among youths. As said, this mobile will be suitable for the youths who can afford it.

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