Introducing the Fairphone 5 – it's here, and it's quicker than expected. Ready to make a purchase? Head over to the company's online store now. Priced at €700/£620, it's a tad more expensive than its predecessor, which was at €580/£500. But wait, there's a choice to make – select your preferred color from Matte Black, Sky Blue, or the brand-new Transparent edition. Shipping commences on September 14, but if you fancy the Sky Blue version, you'll have to wait until the end of September.
What sets the Fairphone 5 apart? It's crafted using 70% fair and recycled materials, and the workers receive a fair wage. Plus, when you're done with your old phone, you can use the Fairphone box to send it back for recycling – just one of the ways this company champions eco-friendliness.
Fairphone 5: Eco-Friendly, Repairable, and Ready for the Future
But the Fairphone 5 isn't just about now; it's for the long haul. With a generous 5-year warranty and software support lasting until at least 2031, it's designed to stand the test of time, potentially even a decade. Right out of the box, it offers android 13, with the promise of at least 5 future OS updates.
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What's truly remarkable is its repairability. All you need is a Phillips head screwdriver to tackle any of the ten user-replaceable modules. No need for a repair shop; Fairphone and its partners have you covered.
These modules encompass the impressive 6.46″ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a punch-hole selfie camera, and a trio of powerful rear cameras. The main camera boasts 50MP, while the ultra-wide can focus as close as 2.5cm for stunning macro shots. And there's even a Time of Flight sensor for added depth perception.
Under the hood, a Qualcomm QCM 6490 chipset ensures longevity and performance akin to the Snapdragon 778G. It arrives with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card.
Connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and 5g support, though North America's release remains unconfirmed.
With a larger 4,200mAh battery and 30W fast charging, the phone keeps you powered up all day, and swapping the battery is a breeze. Yet, it forgoes wireless charging for simplicity.
In terms of connections, USB-C 3.0 handles both charging and data duties. Regrettably, the 3.5mm headphone jack no longer exists, but on the bright side, stereo speakers are now onboard.