Looking for an ecological smartphone? The Fairphone
Fairphone has always been at the forefront of ecological smartphones, because its devicess are made with many recycled parts and from conflict free materials. The company has launched a new handset now, perfect for people who want a green phone (green in eco-credentials, no color).
This new phone is the Fairphone 3 Plus, an improved version of the Fairphone 3 was released about a year ago. The front and rear cameras now have a higher resolution at 16MP and 48MP respectively, its battery is a little bit bigger, and its body is made from a higher proportion of recycled material than before.
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For the most part, the Fairphone 3 Plus is the Fairphone 3 - it has the same 5.85 FHD + LCD display inch, an in-house fingerprint scannerrear, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Snapdragon 632 chipset and 4 GB of RAM.
In fact, it's so much the same phone that people who own the Fairphone 3 and want an upgrade don't need to buy the new handset - since this handset is easily and openly modifiable, Fairphone 3 owners can simply buy the new camera array for a fraction of the cost of the new phone and connect it to the old phone to upgrade.
This is a good initiative. respecting the eco-friendly nature of Fairphone, and should reduce electronic waste somewhat.
If you don't have a Fairphone 3 but want the 3 Plus, it will go on sale September 14, although you can pre-order it now at the Fairphone website . The handset costs £ 425 (around $ 560, AU $ 775, although Fairphone doese does not sell phones outside of Europe).
It's a little more than what you would normally pay for a phone with these specs, but you're also buying the peace of mind you're helping the planet, which is hard to put in in price.
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