A 'case-study' on cases for FP2 and FP3

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!

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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!

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Just to make sure – you did hear that Fairphone is about to produce FP3 cases in black & green, right?

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Cool, I like it. It’s vegan, upcycling and biodegradable. :ok_hand::+1:
Put some swarowski jewellery on it and a pink “hello Kitty” sticker and I order it from you :rofl:

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.

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I heard it.
Is there a date to it?
And how about pink and golden? :heart_eyes:

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It had slipped my mind that Anna Treurniet still sells her FP2 flip cases. They’re pricey, but they are definitely made specifically for the FP2 and there are clear pictures of the phone in the case, along with descriptions of how the case is slightly wider and taller than the FP2 to protect the edges and corners of the device. They’re leather, which may disturb you - but they’re sturdy and look good. Here’s a review by @JeroenH of one of Anna Treurniet’s FP3 flip cases.

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Thanks for sharing that information, @robbert.f. I hadn’t heard of her yet.
Offtopic: What a tasteful Chesterfield sofa as background, @Dramaqueen. :smile: I opted for antique red, but white with bling buttons makes a whole new style.

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@StephanK It is actually a Bretz Marilyn, from german manufacturer Bretz, and regrettably leather, but they don’t build it anymore. Thanks for noticing :heart_eyes:

I’ve been using my FP3 without the bumper for a few days now and I really love how good the phone looks. Wouldn’t a flip case make it huuuge? Tbh I’ll put the bumper back on when I venture outside.

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@Linn My Fairphone and I - it’s kind of a tough love :grin:
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 …
:gorilla::iphone::gorilla:

Nothing else will do for a Dramaqueen of course. :grin: :wink:

Yepp :grin::+1::rofl:

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I’m actually fine without a case, I’m thinking if the case is not slim enough it won’t fit into my pants pockets anyway. It would be better if they made the back cover more rugged.

Same here. Ordered one via Amazon and one by gsm55 “for Fairphone 3”. Doesn’t fit at all! :roll_eyes:!
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Hi Cheetah12,
nice 2 meet u :wave:
Oh, that one, … I almost bought it, too :scream_cat:
Thanks for contributing!
I copy your photo into the post for to make it visible:

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?? :thinking: For I really hate a messy phone.

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If you don’t use it a lot, you can design a custom velcro around it. For example like this (you don’t have to buy specifically this one or buy it here its just an example).

Interestingly, there’s also some OSINT research on detecting cameras based on minor artifacts. Which would work around stripping EXIF. Though I guess that’s a bit beyond the scope here.

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I’ll wait for the first person to report on how it fits. If fairphone will design a new model in the next 4 years I think it has to be ingenious not just better. If I look at fp2 and compare it with fp3 I think they did well.

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I looked for a silicone case for ages for my FP2, and after a year settled for this case, which is not very useful when the phone rings and your phone is in your bag, but it is soft, sturdy and protective and handmade, and it fits: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B077RDRLNR/ref=pe_3044161_185740101_TE_item
I still hope that one day there will be such a case similar to a silicone one…

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There was a thread here from someone who designed and 3D printed a case and apparently you can use his design and have it printed somewhere.

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