Honesty Plus: Greenest Smartphone Upgrade Released - Fairphone 3+

Despite the many misfortunes of thisa difficult year, Fairphone continues its highly sustainable business, which resulted in a new smartphone - Fairphone 3+. As the name quite honestly says, this is an upgrade from the Fairphone 3 smartphone released a year ago.

Fairphone 3+

The idea, if anyone is not in the know, the basis of the projectlaid exceptionally beautiful. No defamatory connections with companies that violate workers' rights. Only environmentally friendly recycled or recyclable materials. Clean production that does not harm nature. The design of the smartphone, which allows it to be easily disassembled into parts for subsequent self-repair, and the availability of individual parts for replacement on sale, which, in fact, implies the concept of modularity. You don't have to throw out the entire device if you can only pay for the necessary piece of it. Reasonable, economical, responsible.

Confused only by the fact that there are model updates. Why are they? Fairphone 3+ differs from Fairphone 3 only in more serious cameras, 48 ​​MP main and 16 MP front instead of 12 MP and 8 MP, respectively. So why not offer to replace the photomodule with a device from the previous year? In appearance and in other parameters, the models are identical. The same case, similar filling - not the freshest mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 as a base, 4 GB of RAM and a 3000 mAh battery. The screen is not bad, IPS, 5.65 ″ with a resolution of 1080 × 2160 (427 ppi is obtained, solid), but the margins and forehead with chin are hefty. However, here they obviously cared more about the beauty of the inner world than about modernity or even more so - the catchy design.

The fair price of an honest smartphone isimmodest € 469 (₽41800, $ 554). Available from September 14th. For such moderate characteristics, it is somewhat too much, but what to do, the ecology requires serious economic sacrifices.

Key features of Fairphone 3+:

Screen S-IPS, 5.65 ″, 1080 × 2160, 427 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 5
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 632
1.8 GHz, 8 x Kryo 250 (Cortex-A53), Adreno 506
Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 400 GB
Mobile Internet LTE cat.13 390/150 Mbit / s
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,13,20,26
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 3040 mAh
Dimensions158 x 71.8 x 9.89 mm
Weight189 g
Rear camera: 48 MP, f / 1.79, 1 / 2.25 ″, 0.80μm, S5KGM1SP03-FGX9, flash, autofocus
front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.0, 1 / 3.10 ″, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
OS Android 10
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (back), NFC
USBType-C v2.0

Tatyana Kobelskaya