The latest phone from Dutch-based Fairphone brings 5G connectivity, dual 48MP cameras and a 9.2 out of 10 repairability score on the French Repairability Index. In true company fashion, the latest Fairphone is produced in an ethical way with recycled materials and fairtrade gold and ethically sourced cobalt and lithium. It’s fairly easy to repair and you can purchase spare parts from Fairphone if something breaks down. A brand new battery costs €29.95, the dual rear cameras go for €79.95 while the selfie cam will costs you €29.95.
Fairphone is guaranteeing two major Android version updates and software support until the end of 2025.The device is also IP54 rated and MIL810G drop test certified. Fairphone 4 boasts a 6.3-inch LCD with FHD+ with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There’s a waterdrop notch for the 25MP selfie camera and a side mounted fingerprint scanner.
The back carries a 48MP primary shooter with OIS and a second 48MP ultrawide snapper. The third cutout on the back houses time-of-flight, autofocus and color sensors. The phone comes with 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage which is expandable via microSD. There’s a clean build of Android 11 on the software side.
The battery comes in at 3,905mAh and supports up to 20W charging speeds. Fairphone 4 comes without a bundled charger or cable to help save on e-waste. It also does not have a headphone jack though Fairphone is now offerings its own TWS earphones for €99.95.
Fairphone 4 starts at €579/£499 for the 6/128GB model while the 8/256GB one will go for €649/£569. Color options include grey, green and speckled green which is exclusive to the 8/256GB model. First shipments in Europe are scheduled for October 25.
I never heard of disposible brands updating their devices... especially with 3 android versions. Exagerate much?
Offering Android 9 in 2021 is totally laughable. When you only have 3 smartphones in your catalogue, you update them with each AOSP release. At the very least, they need to hire the Lineage developers to provide an in-house solution. This is a commer...
personally I'm not a fan of an android up-the-date just because they push it. I focus only on security patches which my Oppo F1 was getting for about 4 years.