When comparing Challegram / Telegram X vs Telegram F-Droid, the Slant community recommends Challegram / Telegram X for most people. In the question“What is the best Telegram client for Android?” Challegram / Telegram X is ranked 3rd while Telegram F-Droid is ranked 5th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro More fluid than the official client
Pro Quick settings and preview by long pressing chatw
Pro Nicer UI
Pro Easy to search media on group or channel
Everything grouped based on its type.
Pro Music player plays even if tgx is closed
The music still played even if tgx closed (not minimized).
Pro No mute
No big annoying mute button in channel wall.
Pro More cusomizability
You can modify colors of everything, switching to use system font and most importantly changing the emoji set.
Pro Bubbleless chat
More space on the screen.
Pro Fully open source
More trust worthy than the official.
Pro Dont need Google Play Service
Telegram FOSS have Notification Services, they can running in the background without GPlay Services or another services.
Pro Matching UI
No differences between the official and FOSS UI and settings.
Con Not integrated with assistants like Google, Bixby etc
Con Still no chat groupings
Folders have been in the code for a while, but still not built in by default.
Con Annoying vpn options aren't necessary for us users but still get pushed on you
Con Slower updates
Con Emoji is ugly
Using FOSS emoji but this one is not good as IOS emoji -_-