Extending the life span of our products

Making sure your phone lasts longer than most

Most mobile phones are replaced within two years – with your help, we want to keep ours working for longer.

The challenge

These days, most phones aren’t made to last. They are complicated, closed devices that are difficult to repair. If something breaks, we think that the whole phone needs to be replaced. Industry release cycles of new phones and consumer behavior make the lure of the latest, newest phone hard to resist.

Our approach

The Fairphone 2 is designed to last longer than the rest by combining a modular architecture with the good old-fashioned power of repair. Affordable spare parts and helpful tutorials make it easy for anyone to fix the most commonly broken parts. And because we know how important software is to longevity, we’re opening up our source code to owners and developers.

Timeline

Now

Greenpeace guide: Fairphone leads the pack on the shift to greener electronics

Greenpeace guide: Fairphone leads the pack on the shift to greener electronics

At Fairphone, we’re working to make phones in a way that’s better for people and the environment. Today, we were proud to see that these…

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New camera modules make the Fairphone 2 upgradeable

New camera modules make the Fairphone 2 upgradeable

The word is out! We have unveiled the latest accomplishment in our journey for fairer electronics and long-lasting design. By introducing two brand new camera…

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The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

The Fairphone 2 earns Gold at Cannes Lions with sustainable design

For the creative sector, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is the pinnacle of annual industry events. Many agencies spend years dreaming of taking…

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Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

Android 6.0 coming to the Fairphone 2

After months of hard work, our software team is excited to announce that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will soon be available for the Fairphone 2. This…

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How sustainable is the Fairphone 2?

How sustainable is the Fairphone 2?

By combining modular architecture with spare parts and easy repairs, we designed the Fairphone 2 to last longer than the average smartphone. And logically, a…

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Releasing the Fairphone 2 Open Operating System

Releasing the Fairphone 2 Open Operating System

Note from the editor: We wrote this post to be accessible to everyone, no matter how technical you are. If you are a developer and…

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How we are fixing the spare parts supply chain so you can repair your Fairphone

How we are fixing the spare parts supply chain so you can repair your Fairphone

To break the cycle of constantly replacing broken or out-of-date phones, we’re designing our phones (and their lifespans) to last as long as possible. That’s…

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Software features of the Fairphone 2

Software features of the Fairphone 2

Now that the Fairphone 2 is in the hands of our first owners, we want to give the entire community a peek into Fairphone’s own…

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The architecture of the Fairphone 2: Designing a competitive device that embodies our values

The architecture of the Fairphone 2: Designing a competitive device that embodies our values

The big day is finally here! Nearly a year and a half after we started designing our new phone, we’ve released the first images and…

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What I find so remarkable about Fairphone is that the team started with a simple question: Is it possible to make a fair phone? They completely reimagined the existing process and they questioned the generally accepted set of rules for making mobile phones. And they began a movement.

18 November 2015 Matthias Huisken, iFixit

Designing the next Fairphone from the inside out

Designing the next Fairphone from the inside out

The process of developing a new product such as a smartphone is a complex one, and with our next Fairphone we wanted to stretch our…

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