Dear Fairphone community,
ever since I had the pleasure to be invited to the FP3 official release, I have been wondering what to do when my FP2 dies. I have one single absolutely non-negotiable criterion for a phone, and sadly, FP3 does not meet it:
A mobile phone must fit in my Jeans front pockets. The FP2 already exposed many of my Jeans to excessive wear & tear, in effect breaking them faster, and having a negative impact on the environment.
Sadly, the FP3 was designed to be even longer, therefore making it a big no-no for me, even though I would like to buy another Fairphone.
So, this brings me to my question: Is there any phone on the market that
- is approximately of the dimensions of a FP1 (<= FP2)
- allows me to install any OS & is working acceptably well with LineageOS or Sailfish?
(= no cloud services, no preinstalled spyware)
- is not by a company located in the united states?
If I weren’t concerned about 3), I’d go for a Librem 5, and this may actually be my only true option (even though I haven’t even checked the dimensions of the Librem 5 and it might also be too large)… But I am not happy with it
All suggestions are welcome. I’ll eventually need a working phone
And @Fairphone: please design a smaller phone next time. If people want a bigger display, tell them to go buy a tablet computer.
Maybe that would be an idea? Fairphone and Fairtablet? That way you can satisfy the requests for bigger displays without ruining the phone?
Edit: Just checked Librem 5 specs. Screen at 5.7" is a tiny bit bigger than FP3