The new Fairphone 3 is a device that although not the most groundbreaking in quality/price if it is a mobile that claims to be the most sustainable. The Fairphone brand may not be the most technologically advanced, nor is it characterized by making cheap terminals. However, if it has a mission and reason for existence, and is to offer a sustainable and fair alternative with users.
The smartphone market is full of innovations, from offering cutting-edge features to reducing the prices of products that are capable of offering a good experience at a really low price. However, these low prices are sometimes the result of bad practices, such as low-paid factory workers, or many more details that often remain hidden.
The fair trade mobile returns
Starting from there, Fairphone 3 mission since its foundation has been to create a fair trade mobile. From labour to the necessary construction materials. For example, tin and tungsten come from conflict-free areas, while copper and plastic are obtained through recycling. The necessary gold is also obtained from fair trade sources.
All these conditions so sustainable and not having popularity to reduce costs when ordering large component units have an impact on the price of this terminal, which costs 450 euros for a device that would be in the mid-range. There are more competitive mobiles for less than half of its price, but here you are not only paying for technology but also in sustainability.
As a result, Fairphone 3 ensures that your new terminal will receive updates for at least 5 years. To ensure that you can continue using the mobile phone over the years, it is important to know that the internal design of the terminal is completely modular, so it is a very easy mobile phone to repair . The previous generation enjoyed a 10/10 reparability index by iFixit , and each of the components is accessible from the manufacturer’s website.
As a curiosity, in the case of the device, we do not find a charger or headphones since sometimes we usually use the ones we already have at home and end up turning these into electronic waste. What they have included is a bumper to protect the phone and a screwdriver, which will be the only tool we will need to repair the mobile.
Fairphone 3 features
- The IPS panel of 5.65 inches.
- 18: 9 aspect ratio.
- FullHD + resolution.
- Gorilla Glass Glass 5.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor.
- 4 GB of RAM.
- 64 GB of internal storage, expandable by microSD card.
- Rear of 12 Mpx, f / 1.8 and dual pixel PDAF. Sony IMX 363 sensor.
- 8 Mpx front, f / 2.0.
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 2.4 and 5 GHz. NFC.
- GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo.
- Dual 4G SIM
- Fingerprint scanner.
- USB C port (USB 2.0).
- Dual speaker with stereo sound and a headphone jack with support for FM radio.
- IP54 protection.
- Dimensions and weight:
- Dimensions: 158 x 71.8 x 9.89 mm.
- Weight: 187.4 grams.
- Android 9 Pie.