The Fairphone 4 Camera Refresh: Before and After


We spent a day cruising through Amsterdam to get a good feel for the before and after of the Fairphone 4 camera upgrade IRL. As you can see, much fun was had. Check it out.

Spoiler alert: Photos are richer, sharper, and more true to life with better contrast, while videos are buttery smooth and ultra-high def, thanks to improved video stabilization and 4K capabilities.

“Incredibly happy with the update. Photos are quicker, crisper, better. It’s just like having a new phone – as everything else about the phone was already great. It makes a world of a difference.”

“How did you do it? I’m truly impressed!”

“Definitely a much faster reaction time when taking pictures. Thanks for this update. Another reason to keep my Faiphone 4 for years to come.”

This was some of the feedback we have been seeing online from Fairphone 4 users who have been blown away by the recent camera software update. It’s not just users. Even the media have been singing praises about the revolutionary update and our commitment to software and device longevity. Here are some quick news bytes.

Android Police

“Fairphone is known for its sustainable and repairable phones that are built to last, long before Google and Samsung started offering seven years of software upgrades on their flagship phones. But a long software update cycle means nothing if you don’t keep adding new features during the lifespan of a device. Fairphone proved how it’s done with a big upgrade for the Fairphone 4’s camera.”

Les Numeriques

“Plus qu’une simple mise à niveau, il s’agit là d’une refonte de l’application de prise de vue, dont l’ergonomie a été repensée, mais aussi d’une amélioration de la rapidité de l’autofocus, en hausse de 50 % selon les calculs de la marque. Surtout, Fairphone annonce avoir amélioré la qualité photo : la société promet “plus de contraste et de détails qu’auparavant” en basse lumière, mais aussi du mieux sur le terrain de la réduction du bruit numérique et de la gestion de la colorimétrie.”

“Verbessert wurden auch die Rauschunterdrückung und die Farbabstimmung, sowohl für die Hauptkamera als auch für die Superweitwinkelkamera. Der digitale Zoom der Hauptkamera soll nach der Aktualisierung schärfer sein. Auch die KI-Szenenerkennung soll nun besser funktionieren.”

Super Night Mode

Super Night Mode improvements have made a vast difference to low-light imaging

Android World

“De upgrade focust zich dus vooral op de camera’s, maar dat betekent niet dat de veranderingen miniem zijn. Zo gaat de Fairphone 4 beter presteren als er weinig licht is. Hiervoor gebruikt de fabrikant speciale algoritmes voor het vastleggen.

Ook de snelheid van een foto maken is verbeterd voor de smartphone. De camera’s kunnen sneller scherpstellen en een foto maken zonder (al te veel) vertraging. Ook is de nabewerking van de foto meteen na het fotograferen naar de achtergrond verschoven, zodat er meer foto’s achter elkaar geschoten kan worden.”


“Daarnaast heeft Fairphone extra aandacht besteed aan de snelheid van de camera. Omdat deze niet optimaal was, werd het beeld soms minder nauwkeurig vastgelegd. In de nieuwe camerasoftware zijn de algoritmes voor autofocus geoptimaliseerd, waardoor de camera sneller en nauwkeuriger moet scherpstellen en gebruikers dus zonder vertraging scherpe foto’s kunnen maken. Fairphone heeft verder de postbeeldverwerking naar de achtergrond verschoven. Volgens het bedrijf kunnen daardoor meer foto’s per seconde gemaakt worden.”

You can check out the refreshed Fairphone 4, now at a much better price, by clicking right here.



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