Fairphone is a Dutch company that manufactures smartphones which, according to CEO Eva Gouwens, are "friendlier to people and the planet." The company seeks to create devices that demonstrate to the mobile industry that things can be done in a better way.
The company already produces two devices, which are designed to last longer than the average phone. They also work with NGOs and manufacturers in China that offer better wages and working conditions for people who assemble their phones. Fairphone also negotiates good wages and working conditions for those who extract the raw materials necessary to make the products, ensuring that the conditions are fair throughout the chain.
Today, the company announced the Fairphone 3, and could be the first ethical smartphone to become popular.
Fairphone 3 Specifications
Unlike previous models, in the third installment Fairphone decided to make a more elegant device, which will tempt people more to buy it. It includes everything that one expects from a current smartphone: Fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port, and breaks the schemes with its back cover to access the battery, SIM and microSD, facilitating its change.
The Fairphone 3 includes a 5.7-inch Full HD LCD display with an 18: 9 ratio, which allows for good quality and viewing angle. Inside, it includes a Snapdragon 632 with an Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. This makes it practically a mid-range smartphone, but many do not need as much power as current flagships offer. In addition, it offers 64GB of internal storage, which is more than enough.
The 3000mAh battery is removable, and it will be easily changed when necessary. In comparison, the battery of the Fairphone 2 can be obtained for $ 22.
The Fairphone 3 comes from the factory with Android 9, and runs it without problems. As for the cameras, this ethical smartphone brings a 12 megapixel main camera with f / 1.8 aperture and Sony Exmor IMX363 sensor, and an 8 megapixel front camera with f / 2.0 aperture.
Fairphone's main idea is to reduce CO2 emissions and make sure you're not buying a device made with cheap labor. To reduce emissions, the device is composed of six easily replaceable modules. Anyway, its price makes it a complicated purchase. For $ 500 we have much better devices, and if we look for something like that, we can get a Xiaomi for half the price.
What do you think of this new Fairphone?