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Fairphone 5: Is it really worth buying? Everything you need to know about Fairphones.

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Fairphone 5: Is it really worth buying? Everything you need to know about Fairphones.

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In this article you will get to know everything about the all new Fairphone 5. Fairphone is a Dutch Company that produces smartphones with the goal of having a lower environmental footprint and better social impact than is common in the industry.

The company aims to minimize the use of conflict minerals in its devices, maintain fair labor conditions for its workforce and suppliers, and allow users to maintain their own devices. The company was founded in 2013, as a social enterprise and is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Overview of the all new Fairphone 5

Fairphone 5 is the latest sustainably produced and repairable handset from Dutch smartphone company Fairphone. And like it’s predecessors, the Fairphone 5 is made with ethically sourced materials by workers (who are given living wage bonus) and is designed to be easy to repair along with a lengthy software support period.

But the Fairphone 5 is specced-out much more like a modern midrange smartphone, with an OLED display, fast 30W charging, and dual 50-megapixel cameras at the rear.

Fairphone 5 is expected to be released on September 2023 with 4G, 5G Networks, 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM, 6.46 inches OLED, 120Hz Display, Android 13 OS, Dual Rear & 50MP Front Camera, Qualcomm QCM6490 (6nm) Chipset, Octa-core CPU, 4200 mAh Non Removable Li-Po Battery.

Fairphone 5 Price:-

Prices start at €699 in the eurozone or £619 in the UK. Fairphone 5 price in the USA is $579.00. This price in the USA is for the Fairphone 5 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant is priced at $649.00.

Fairphone 5 Full Specifications:-

Here’s all the specifications you need to know about Fairphone 5

Network Specifications :-
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4GLTE
5G5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G 2.3 Gbps DL
Body Specifications:-
Dimensions162 x 75.5 x 10.5 mm (6.38 x 2.97 x 0.41 in)
Weight189 g (6.67 oz)
ColorsMatte Black, Sky Blue, Transparent Edition
MaterialGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMsNano-SIM and eSIM
IP55, dust and water resistant
MIL-STD-810G compliant
Water/DustNo

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Display Specifications :-
Size6.46 inches
TypeOLED, 90Hz, 880 nits (peak)
Resolutions1224 x 2700 pixels, 18:9 ratio
PPI459 ppi density
Multi touchYes
ProtectionNo
Platform Specifications :-
CPUOcta-core (1×2.7 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.2 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A55)
ChipsetQualcomm QCM6490 (6 nm)
GPUAdreno 643L
RAM8GB
Storage256GB
Card SlotmicroSDXC
OSAndroid 13, planned upgrade to Android 14
Battery Specifications
TypeLi-Ion 4200 mAh, removable
Charging30W wired, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Talk TimeN/A
Stand-byN/A
Camera Specifications:-
Main Dual50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
50 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/2.51″, 0.7µm, PDAF
TOF 3D, (depth)
FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Videos4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS
Front50 MP, f/2.45, (wide), 1/2.76″, 0.74µm
HDR
4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Common Specifications:-
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Standard 5-year warranty
SoundYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Jack Yes
USBUSB Type-C 3.0, OTG, DisplayPort
WalanWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE
GPSGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS

At last, as well as being designed to survive for as long as possible, Fairphone has attempted to produce the Fairphone 5 in an ethical way. It lists over a dozen materials that it’s attempted to sustainably source and says that 70 percent of these materials are either recycled or ethically mined.

A big step towards Environment

So there’s recycled copper, magnesium, aluminum, tin, zinc, nickel, indium and plastics, and Fairphone has worked with the Alliance for Responsible Mining, the Fair Cobalt Alliance, and the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance in an attempt to improve the mining of other materials like tungsten and lithium.  A living wage bonus is paid to the 2,000 people who assemble the phone and components like its PCB, vibration motor and battery.

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