The Fairphone 3 is a completely modular phone. Every individual component can be individually replaced, removing the hassle of constantly replacing entire phones due to defects, premature failure, etc. The premier phone in our product offerings, this is an excellent investment to future proof your tech in a smart way.
If you haven't heard of the Dutch company, sustainability is at the core of their entire small, yet ambitious operation. Then, what gives launching a new phone just a year after the Fairphone 3? That's way better than the ludicrous turnover that the smartphone realm is currently experiencing, hardly being sustainable.
So Fairphone isn't really launching a new phone. It is merely launching an optional upgrade package for the Fairphone 3, to refresh its hardware and work towards that coveted sustainability goal.
If you already have a Fairphone 3, the company will happily sell you just the upgraded cameras that the 3 Plus comes with. You don't care about selfies? Well, grab just the main camera module. It's simple as that.
See the video below for a more thorough review of this excellent phone!
What is it like to own a De-Googled phone
De-Googled phones are given a fresh new Android operating system that looks and functions the same way as any other Android phone, just without anything invasive. All of our DeGoogled phones are installed with alternative apps to the ones you usually use. So, instead of Google Maps, you will find Magic Earth. Instead of YouTube, you will find NewPipe. Instead of Google Play store, you will find F-Droid and Aurora store etc... Whatever you will likely need, we've got you covered!
It's important to understand that your De-Googled phone has been stripped of all software that has the ability to spy on you or intrude on your privacy. This means Apps like WhatsApp, Google Maps, Facebook and Instagram are not present on a DeGoogled phone, nor should they be added to one. Although you can if you like, but then you start to compromise your privacy again.
Another benefit of owning a DeGoogled phone is usually superior battery life and performance too!
Fairphone 3+ Specifications (Taken from GSM Arena)
Body Dimensions: 158 x 71.8 x 9.9 mm (6.22 x 2.83 x 0.39 in) Weight: 189 g (6.67 oz) Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type: IPS LCD Size: 5.65 inches, 82.4 cm2 (~72.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~427 ppi density) Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Open-Source software note: LineageOS is an operating system crafted by a group of privacy-conscious developers. It's important to note that as a free, open-source software, it may not have the same level of refinement and seamless operation as operating systems developed by big tech companies such as Samsung, even though it's highly functional and dependable. Therefore, we kindly request that you keep this in mind when purchasing your device, as there is a slight possibility that the software may occasionally encounter minor glitches. While these LineageOS issues are unlikely to cause any significant inconvenience, they may appear somewhat unpolished.
Lead Time Please be aware due to high demand we currently have a 1 to 2 week lead time on DeGoogled phones. Please be patient with us and we will endeavour to fulfill your order as fast as possible.
**Customs Disclaimer for International customers outside the UK** We are UK based, and although we supply to Europe, customs charges may be applied upon delivery. It is up to you to ensure you are aware of any charges you may incur and make your own arrangements to work with or work around these charges. We ship internationally via Royal Mail.