Finally a "bio-smartphone" – what does it offer?

by Kelvin
Finally a "bio-smartphone" - what does it offer?

The most important thing is still how it is produced – but also the technical characteristics want to convince the customers: Fairphone today presented the Fairphone 3.

Great camera, fat battery, high performance – these are the aspects that most buyers of a smartphone use as purchase criteria. But fair and environmentally friendly production is important to many. If you put your focus on it, and if you just have a device suitable for everyday use, you have in principle only one choice: the Fairphone. On Tuesday afternoon, the Dutch manufacturer presented the latest model.


This is the Fairphone 3

Like the predecessor of 2015 that is Fairphone 3 modular again, which makes comparatively easy repairs possible. The camera, which was bad in the second model, especially in low light, should now convince, as the manufacturer mentioned at least in the video:

Another negative point of the Fairphone 2 was the battery packwho the Note tested by Stiftung Warentest 2016 on the quality rating "sufficient" (Note 3,7). The manufacturer now speaks of a battery life, which should survive even busy days without reloading.

Technical data for the Fairphone 3

The Fairphone 3 is a Android smartphone 9 with a 18: 9 display that has a screen size of 5.65 inches offers. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 and 4GB of memory. That's solid middle class, no more and no less. The 64 GB memory can be expanded with a microSD card.

The main camera offers 12 megapixels, with an aperture of f / 1.8, the selfie camera 8 megapixels with f / 2.0. The battery – 3,000 mAh capacity – you can change and charge quickly thanks to the support of Quick Charge 3.0. With LTE, Wifi 2.4 and 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5, NFC (for payments, for example), USB C, back fingerprint scanner for unlocking and stereo speakers, one is well equipped and contemporary. You do not have to expect any special technical features – most likely here is the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, which is a special feature because it is now (unfortunately) dying out.

Headphones, USB-C cable and charger are not included. This corresponds only consistently to the product strategy. Many already have chargers at home and use their personal headphone darling.

Finally a "bio-smartphone" - what does it offer? 2 Source: Manufacturer.

At a price of 450 euros The Fairphone 3 is well above a comparable Android smartphone. At "Bio" you pay more and more. This is usually well founded and worth the thing. And the battery exchange, which one makes without any problems, turns out to be 30 euros cheaper.

Is the Fairphone really fair?

The Fairphone tries to minimize several problems of the production and recycling of classic smartphones.

  • The design is modular designed so that you can fix the Fairphone and thus operate as long as possible.
  • The raw materials should be mined as fairly as possible for people and the environment.
  • The company strives for fair working conditions,
  • Repair and recycling should be operated as extensively as possible.

Really completely fair, the Fiarphone is not produced – so has been in the past criticism noisy that not all commodities were bought without warring parties. The company seems to be aware of this and tries to implement as much as possible according to its own guidelines. The Fairphone 2 meant a significant step forward in comparison to the first model. The Fairphone 3 uses fairtrade gold and recycled plastic, according to the company,

The well-known Awards show that the Dutch company is doing a convincing job: in addition to the German Environmental Award and the first smartphone with the "Blue Angel" seal, the United Nations honored the Fairphone at the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 as a model for the change to more sustainability and environmental compatibility.

Nice that Fairphone is now again a good choice for all who consider the environmental impact of their smartphone purchase.

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