I bought my teracube 2e a couple of weeks ago directly from iodé.
Therefore my device is originally equipped with iodé OS (that is essentially a standard distribution of lineage OS with the addition of microG, some specific privacy oriented configurations and the famous iodé app).
I definitely love my privacy and now I can use a phone that does not send continuously my personal data to Google. I can control exactly the information flow originated from my phone and I can block unwanted requests.
I’m not using facebook apps, so facebook itself is not a problem for me.
I’ve replaced Google cloud with my personal cloud, using my Synology NAS. This involves contacts, calendars, notes, pictures and videos.
I also installed my preferred apps from F-Droid and from Aurora Store.
Everything seems amazing…
But my phone has rapidly become quite slow (mainly during animations, while scrolling pages or surfing the Internet via the browser) and sometimes this is frustrating. I have about 60 apps in total and the same configuration if very fluid on my Xiaomi MI A3 that runs stock android and is not a powerful phone.
There is clearly a problem with lineage OS, perhaps it should be optimized for the device. In fact there is no official distribution available up to now from lineage OS for teracube 2e.
I hope that this problem will be solved with future updates, but I think that Teracube itself should consider to work on this topic (maybe with iodé) in order to offer a privacy oriented phone without sacrifying too much the user experience.
Privacy + Sustainability = perfect phone