I think i think i’ll buy the fp3 it seems the only difference is the camera, that is not my priority, and reading your replies fp3+ seems to be more resistant, but the bumper that comes with the fp3 should be enough to protect the phone, for sure the protective case is better, but it’s really too expensive (that back cover sold in the spare parts section is cheaper).
…and I think I like this transparency.
I think I’ll go with fp3 to save some money
The new back cover, which is 25€, and does very little except maybe it’s less likely to crack if you drop the phone, but it doesn’t protect the phone and the price is crazy. The case at 35€ is also unexpectedly high. Each is just a dumb piece of plastic.
There are also a few views that the camera upgrade isn’t very good, so you may have the best idea.
Hope all goes well. You may still be interested in:
Hi @antonio1 ! I’ve had my F3 for 1,5 years now and I’m satisfied with the F3 and the bumper. One month ago I forgot the F3 on the roof of my car…I drove away and after 5 min I heard something from behind. It was the F3 falling down from the roof into the paved road in 80km/h. Oooops! A few minutes later I found the phone beside the road. Still on and only a small scratch on the bumper! No cracks!
Just before that I had ordered a new case https://en.barksweden.com/ I got it last week, it’s in elm wood, very nice and exclusive! Makes the phone a little bit bigger, but nicer! And hopefully, with good protection.
that wooden case looks very promising to me, I love the idea of a wooden phone case. Would you mind posting some photos that show how well the case fits the FP3? That would be greatly appreciated!
thank you @Alis , the wooden case is very nice, I will maybe reconsider my choice, I work in a very dusty enviroment (red clay…tennis court) and with the wind or if the phone falls…you can imagine the result. Maybe a cover is what i need, luckly I can easily open the phone to remove dust.
The Fairphone case protects the power and volume buttons, which the wooden case doesn’t. I also have the usb port covered as that is very vulnerable to collecting dust and denigrating charging ability.
As I work managing land, I too have a dusty, and damp work place. Currently I use gaffer tape to cover the usb but have ordered a magnetic cable.
@amoun that’s true, but that wooden case is so cool :), anyway your’re right. I already saw those magnetic cable, I’m not aware if they works good or not, but they seem very practical to connect the phone.
For those who are looking for a Fairphone case, I have found an ideal one from Sweden at https://en.barksweden.com/shop-1 , quite wonderful and with no plastics.
It is made out of hardwood (ash) robust yet elegant; it has a
natural feel to it and a great touch to the hand.
The design of the case is so sophisticated and fits the Fairphone
perfectly. It is made by a couple in the countryside of Sweden,
where they have reclaimed old fallen trees, protecting them from being used as fire
wood, a delightful way to recycle.
I’m very happy with it and highly recommend it to other Fairphone users.
P.-A. Toronto, Canada.