seeking earnest foss advice I guess, might regret this
@ldopa Android is tricky in that Play Store is basically the single source of apps. There's Fdroid that kinda sorta replaces it to a large extent; ProtonMail for mail, or librem.one for mail, chat and VPN, I guess. Also, look into Librem 5 linux-based phone (coming soon). There's also one in the works by Pine64; @ubports is another interesting #FOSS alternative.
Socializing like it's 1999!