Having experienced many disappointing tries and failures on finding me a case - Bumper, Flipcase, Bookstyle, whateverDoesTheJob - for my FP2 AND FP3 respectively, and wasting lots of time, resources and money ordering them and sending them back right away, I’d like to share my wisdome. And -hopefully - save others the same tedious procedure.
Watch out: Googling (or ebay-search oder amazon-search) “fairphone 3 case” or “fairphone 3 bumper” will get you lots of results, but most, if not all of these cases that are classified “fitting FPx” are actually standard cases made for mainstream phones and not particularely for the FP. So most of them are too small, too short or simply not fitting the height of the FP3. Most of the vendors do not give exact dimensions - for good reason!
To seize the protective effect, the case must protrude the phone in each dimension and most do not.
In particular the vendor K-S-Trade (via ebay and via Amazon) as well as the shop gsm55.de offers quite many cases explicitely tagged as FP2 or FP3 compatible, but they are NOT.
I know, for I tried. And failed.
See my photos on that …
Optically my favourit, the one with the golden dots from gsm55.de tagged as “fits FP3” … well … it does NOT!
The rubber or silicone bumper that ought to hold the phone is too short and too slack and does also not fit the height of FP3, so the phone will inevitably fall out of the case and be damaged.
Tried it with the FP2 just for fun and also not fitting!
Besides that, the slider mechanism is quite fragile and was already broken.
Very bling-bling and one of my favourites - also being available in pink, gold, silver and many other colors - this model is … quite as useless!
The small one should fit FP2, the bigger one the FP3, but none fits none. Not long enough for FP3 and not high enough as well and both don’t match the buttons and plugs for both phones. A pity also the slack quality of the silicone (or is it rubber? No clue!).
This is offered by vendor K-S-Trade and distributed via ebay and Amazon.
Both bumpers - the one dedicated for FP2 and the one said to dedicatedly fit FP3 - are … THE SAME PRODUCT!!! Who would have thought that?!
And so, by no surprise, both do not fit - neither FP2 nor FP3. Completely useless product this is. Also material is very slack.
Though I really like the pink color, take my advice: DON’T BUY THIS!
Your diligence and persistence are a credit to the community!
Most reliable solution as it seemed to me at the time was to get out the dreaded needle and thread and make my own sleeve from cardstock and some denim from an old pair of jeans. Doesn’t look like much but it fits like a glove and gets the job done!
Cool, I like it. It’s vegan, upcycling and biodegradable.
Put some swarowski jewellery on it and a pink “hello Kitty” sticker and I order it from you
But seriously: I like the idea of the slider and the bookstyle flip case and making photos w/o taking it out of the case.
Thanks for sharing that information, @robbert.f. I hadn’t heard of her yet.
Offtopic: What a tasteful Chesterfield sofa as background, @Dramaqueen. I opted for antique red, but white with bling buttons makes a whole new style.
@Linn My Fairphone and I - it’s kind of a tough love
The FP3 is absolutely gorgeous, very beautiful phone, I love the handling experience, dimension, everything. And the bumper is no drawback to me and I rather have it well protected …
I admire all the folks that manage to keep the micro, the lense(s) and the speaker dust- and crumb-free without a case. In especially, when I carry my phone in my pants or jackets pockets. Is there a trick to it?? For I really hate a messy phone.