Fairphone 2

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The Fairphone 2 is one of the few, perhaps the only ethical phone you can buy today. In every phone you will find metals that are sometimes not always mined cleanly. Workers are exploited and sometimes child labor is used. You can buy the Fairphone 2 with confidence, as it does not consist of so-called "conflict materials."In itself, the first Fairphone also consisted of fair materials, the Fairphone 2 adds to it. This time it is modular so you can easily replace defective parts yourself. In the Fairphone webshop you can order parts yourself. Repairing the camera or screen, for example, is a piece of cake. There is no need to buy a completely new phone. That makes the Fairphone 2 a sustainable phone.

Work and private

Fairphone uses Android with the Fairphone 2, namely version 5.1. This gives you access to numerous popular apps and games that you can simply download and install in the Play Store. Handy is also that you can put two SIM cards in the device. For example, you can use your work and private SIM card simultaneously. That saves an extra phone, which is also good for the environment. The Fairphone 2 comes standard with 64 GB of storage memory, which is large enough not to have to buy a memory card right away. Something you can do, by the way.

Main Fairphone 2 specifications

  • Fully ethical phone with no conflict materials
  • Self replace and repair defective parts5.0-inch IPS display equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 32GB of storage but expandable thanks to microSD cards
  • Fast mobile internet on the go thanks to 4G (LTE)
  • 8 megapixel main camera with Sony sensor
  • Placing two SIM cards thanks to Dualsim support
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.3 GHz assisted by 2 GB of RAM memory

Some downsides

The modular nature of the Fairphone 2 does make it a bit large, especially compared to other 5-inch phones. It is also a bit thicker at 11 millimeters. For ultra compact phones, you better look further afield. Another downside is the camera, especially the selfie camera. While Fairphone does apply a Sony sensor, it is a bit on the low side at 2 megapixels. However, the biggest complaint about the selfie camera is the lens, which has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 which makes it unsuitable for taking selfies in the dark. If you really care about that then we recommend you look further. Also, the Fairphone 2 has a relatively high price. An ethical phone has its price.

Pro and cons Fairphone 2

  • No conflict materials used
  • Replace defective parts yourself
  • Suitable for fast internet on the go (4G)
  • room for 2 sim cards
  • Durability has its price

Most important Fairphone 2 specifications

Dimensions 143 x 73 x 11 mm
Weight 168 grams
EAN code 8718819378242, 8718819378235, 8718819378228, 8718819371557, 8718819371540, 8718819371489, 8718819371175, 8712421528392, 4250967715356
Operating system
Android 5.1
Color display 5.0 inch, IPS
Camera 8 MP
Processor 2.26 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad Core
Secondary camera 2 MP
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 2 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 2420 mAh, user replaceable

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The Fairphone 2 is modular so you can easily replace parts yourself. Handy if you drop your screen again! Saves a lot of money and that's fair

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Android5.18.0 (Oreo)
Color display5.0 inch, IPS5.2 inch, IPS
Camera8 MP16 MP
Processor2.26 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad Core2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa core
Secondary camera2 MP8 MP
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory2 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery2420 mAh, user replaceable4500 mAh

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