Please add this manufacturer and their 3 models to your database and comparison tool. Thanks :)
As someone who often breaks my phones its interesting for me mostly for its easy repairability.
Would be interesting if you could add the phone for comparison with others on this site
I bought a Fairphone 2 seven months after it's launch and still use it after more than 3 years.
What I read here seems very theoritical:
- arguing that better specs allows to last longer, but what about security/version updates and battery ?
- hoping for a better chipset, but forgetting development's time (sd801 launched a year before FP2 launch, same for sd630. So to late for sd712 Feb2019, sd675 Oct2018, sd660 would be ok but not at the same cost and FP3 target a lower pricetag and hopefully wider audience than FP2)
- hoping for better price from a company that develop it's own design (not put its mark on an ODM), with far less economy of scale
- underlining what other products have, but forgetting what no one else offer (secure root on AOSP with no hacking, freedom and ease to change to lineageOS or SailfishOS, easy fix a.s.o.)
It's another product and just hoping it will offer opposing qualities is not realistic.
Btw I don't find the software specially optimized, hard with component's suppliers that give closed source drivers for a short period of time (Qualcomm is just not as worse as its competitors).
Well its not for everybody but is ECO friendly and thats plus compared to other competition.
It seems that Sky Mobile in the UK will be carrying the Fairphone 3 from this September.
Any particular reason why GSMarena doesn't list any of the Fairphones in the Phone Finder? This is after all a third-gen product of the company. One might have thought it would have been picked up at some point.
Except for bezels and waterproofing a 2019 phone. Much better than 1 and 2.
everyone, how do you think about (or if you actually working on the industry ("my friend say this and that" doesn't included ofc) then-how are) the working environment on big company like samsung, apple, xiaomi, etc. and what does "fair condition" means?
might be insensitive to say this but marketing gimmick has led me to think they could just give their employee a week day off each year or give $10 more than minimum wage/month to justify extra $250 for each smartphone.
Farhan aka Wolverine, 28 Aug 2019I was just batting for your son. Kids want the latest and greatest and don't care about issues... moreIt seems from your assumptions that you know alot more about my son than i do.
No offence taken and whatever views and opinions you have are just as valid as my own so please continue to share them as I am very interested to learn about things from another persons perspective.
The fact that people have such opposing viewpoints even about something as simple as an smartphone, shows me that our global problems and responsibilities are going to take some very brave and open minded individuals to get together and meet in the middle to get to the most beneficial solution for all.
Anders, 28 Aug 2019And what are you doing other than virtue signaling? Saying you care but then doing nothing abo... moreDon't make me pass for an hypocritical person. I'm not OnePlus.
Give me sustainable electronics and I'll gladly take part of my current tech. Fact is, too many selfish beings don't care about fellow humans suffering so they can save an amount of money that pales in comparison to their exploitation. Not my fault. If people cared a minimum, every product on the shelves would be sustainable and poverty would be greatly reduced (guess what? People who work in those conditions are mega poor. Giving them decency and a salary will only help them, and a lot).
Humans may not be entitled to live, but you're certainly not entitled to ruin future generations' life. Just make an effort. Don't buy more than you truly need (not want). Use public transportation as much as you can. Recycle. Compost. Insulate your house. Travel locally rather than internationally. Avoid disposable items such as plastic plates and utensils. Use a refillable water bottle rather than buying a bottle each time. Is that really too much to ask? Some of those actions are even going to literally improve your life.
Also no I don't buy horror clothes. And yes I do recycle thank you. Takes a few minutes and I'm not dead due to this. Need a laptop for school but not made in India or China. I understand you just listed those things and already thought I was an hypocrit without even allowing me to answer. That's a poor way to discuss and debate.
harcha, 28 Aug 2019And how are such people going to afford a 450 dollar phone? No way.The other choice is seeing their own friends and family supporting their inhumane working conditions. Mich better than saving up, isn't it?
BROKEASS TECH, 28 Aug 2019Well, the good thing is that my son has not been brought up to favour one brand or follow tren... moreI was just batting for your son. Kids want the latest and greatest and don't care about issues, especially the ones that they are too young to understand or do something about. Of course I am generalizing here.
I hate it when people impose their thoughts, their beliefs, their ideas on their kids. By your original post it felt a lot like you'll hand a phone to your son and he'd probably be stuck with it, maybe for years.
Education is fine and all but a smartphone is a lifestyle choice and has a great impact on the life on an individual to make him stay connected and updated to the latest happenings of the world. This is especially true for young ones.
I'm pretty sure your son would love to have an iPhone instead.
You should ask him before you start making decisions for him. Just my 2 cents, no offense intended.
Had they released a real flagship phone with hardware which would be use able for a long time, such as sd712 or sd 675, and charged 550 euros, then it would have been a competitive product. With the present specs, the phone will be obsolete in 2 years, nullifying the positive effects it trying to provide.
Farhan aka Wolverine, 28 Aug 2019What if our son doesn't want it? He'll resent it and probably never buy one on his own. The id... moreWell, the good thing is that my son has not been brought up to favour one brand or follow trends. To answer your question though, if he did not want it then that is absolutely fine with me. I would hope that just by bringing these ethical issues to his attention would be a great education in and of itself and help him to be more aware that his choices in life do have consequences and do make an impact on the planet.
As he is still fairly young, he is not in a position to fund his own smartphone yet so I think this subject is actually better focused on the adults who can make purchasing decisions regarding these products and are in a position to make a well informeded and personal choice to buy into these types of products.
So I would ask you, what are your priorities when buying a smartphone?
BROKEASS TECH, 28 Aug 2019I think what Fair phone are doing is very important and interesting. Whilst the real Amazon... moreWhat if our son doesn't want it? He'll resent it and probably never buy one on his own. The idea here is for people to change themselves.
Anders, 28 Aug 2019Your well reasoned and logical argument that phones being future proof spec wise is actually m... moreSad, but true. Principles behind this phone are good, but in reality it just won't work like that.
For 50 Euro less you can buy Xiaomi Mi9T Pro which will work fine after 4 years. And that 50Â€ you saved - you can spend on battery replacement.
S10e costs just bit more than Fairphone 3 and will still be usable after several years, and offers much better user experience.
What is the point of phone being repairable and removable battery if the device itself will be unusable after 2 years?
dev, 28 Aug 2019You've completely missed the point.
But I'm pretty sure smugsang is happy to take your money. I was also happy to give this money to Samsung for the S10e.
Compact flagship device isn't easy to find these days.
My point is, they went a bit too far with the price of this thing. Because that is a hardware that you can get for around 250 Euros. 300 tops.
So, another 100 Euros for removable battery would usually be fair, and also to know people got good wages... but this phone pretty much charges at least three times the value of it's hardware.