Cases and screen protectors for Fairphone 2

Have now used it a few days: The FX-Shock-Antireflex 2 Panzerfolie is really nice. Easy to put on without bubbles, and looks great (i like it non-mirror style)

Today bought the Black leather Valenta Pocket Classic Size 35, which is designed to fit the Sony Xperia Z2 as well, which is close in size. Purchased it a Mediamarkt NL. My previous Valenta sock-type pouch is still going strong after about 3 years. The fit is extremely tight (with the slim case on) I’m now stretching it a bit by sticking both the FP2 and a pencil in the pouch.

One issue I have, is that the Fairphone goes into some kind or reboot mode in the pouch, perhaps because multiple buttons are pressed. I hope this will go once the pouch is stretched :sweat:

Although after a few days I grew more fond of the regular Fairphone 2 bumper case than I was in the beginning, I still wanted to have the phone in the slim case, and I wanted to have a flip case around it. I found flip cases for the Fairphone 2 to be not as easy to find as I hoped, but I managed to check out two of them now:

Not very surprisingly a very good fit from the start is this Fairphone 2-tailored case from Mobilemagic.ch, and they have other colours for this case and other types of cases, too, which I didn’t check.

I can also confirm that this generic case I got via eBay would indeed work for the Fairphone 2. However, initially it would be a very tight fit, I guess it could use a little widening of the “hinge” part at the bottom of the phone first. It’s sold as being leather though, so probably it would adapt a little by itself over time … I will keep it as a spare.

P.S.: I’m not affiliated with any of the sellers :wink: .

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The original screen protector foil came off when I tried to put on the back cover for the first time, so I looked for an alternative on the internet and found a cheap airglass screen protector for the Fairphone (<6€). You get it even for a little cheaper on Amazon.

It arrived quickly and without any further shipping costs from Germany to the Netherlands and it was surprisingly easy to put onto the screen. I did not have any air bubbles or dust in there and it fits very well onto the screen.
It also sticks to it well, putting the cover back on was no problem. You can hardly see any difference with the foil, though the sensitivity of the touchscreen sometimes feels a bit reduced. I sometimes have some struggles with scrolling, or the keyboard not recognizing every letter I type.
Still it works and to me the extra protection is more important.

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@novski do you remember what models these codes actually map to? If I search for “GXN-B6606” or “M14-B6606” I get nothing, but your photo suggests you got the BROTECT Matte and the Vikuiti MySunshadeDispaly matte (DQCM30) — I guess the privacy one you got was the Vikuiti MyPrivateDisplay (GXN800)?

So I’ve got a DO NOT BUY recommendation: the “upscreen® Scratch Shield Clear Premium Screen” from protectionfilms24. I’ve been buying screen protectors from p24 for seven or eight years now, maybe longer, and have always been pretty satisfied with their products. The upscreen is a total disaster. It comes with the best install kit I’ve ever seen (sticky strips to lift and reposition, a sticky pad to remove dust, an alcohol wipe, a piece of plastic to press the protector down, etc.) and was a joy to install.

The next time I took my 'phone from my pocket, the corner was up. Pressed back down (no dirt), then it was up again next time I took it out. Now, a couple of weeks later, I realise that the whole protector has been slowly marching across my FP2’s screen: from being perfectly centred it is now 2mm to the left, pressing against the bezel and lifting up all along the left edge as a result.

Unfortunately protectionfilms24’s support staff have been very difficult to deal with, completely ignoring everything in my emails until I started to get angry and rude at them. Disappointing.

I’ve used the Vikuiti DQCT130 (MySafeDisplay clear) and ADQC27 (MySunshadeDisplay clear) before for other devices and they did the job. Not as easy to apply though: you need a dust-free environment, so I’m well-used to the “close your bathroom door and run a hot and steamy bath” domestic clean room process at this stage. Also used CV8 (not available for FP), but that’s been less scratch-resistant than I’d like.

Might try BROTECT since it’s had so many good reviews in this thread (though people don’t seem so complimentary on Amazon).

Has anyone tried both a matte and a clear film? What do you think of matte?

What do you mean? It sounds worrying, are all FP cases supposed to be deforming with time??

Conrad, I experienced the same. I have ordered a BROTECT Airless premium, and it never reached me. They accepted to send a second one; they asked me to check the address, I asked them to give more precision and they kept replying “we can’t change the country”… I live in an island, I tried to explain that it is not a different country, it is just part of the mainland, so it is NOT like changing the country, and besides the mistake comes from their side originally… They reacted so stubborn and impolitely, they ignored my precisions, and sent it again with exactly the same address, and guess what? It didn’t reach me either! It ended up like I had to order the screen again, to another country, and ask my friend to send it to me afterwards ! So I had to pay twice, and this 2nd screen once again didn’t arrive yet!! These people are really getting on my nerves, they are so rude, and obviously they don’t even know how to write an address on an envelope ! I recommend you to avoid this company !

They were not supposed to, but the former regular cases do that after a too short amount of time. That’s why Fairphone discontinued them and now only offer the new slim cases which don’t have this problem.

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OK, thank you… Unfortunately I have a regular case… :tired_face:
So if you’re using a case protection, does it help?

Nope.
Case protection does not help against that flaw.
As the soft material expands much more when getting hot than the hard cover on the bottom, the connection starts to break up at the weak spots, being the buttons.
But don’t worry, you will get a slim cover in exchange and it is covered under warranty. Fairphone does work really fast in those cases. If the cover breaks just contact support with the reference “broken cover” and attach a picture of your cover. Then you can select a slim cover from the shop (although they reserve the ones that are scarce for paying customers).:smile:

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I’ve seen a few threads discussing cases and screen protectors, but I would like to be more specific and ask if anyone has found a tempered glass screen protector that fits well with the slim back cover for the Fairphone 2?

I had a tempered glass screen protector that fit well with the original rubbery back case (I think it was a Brotect one), but I took it off when I got the new slim back cover because it was slightly too big and it was stopping the case from closing properly. Then I managed to slam my car door on the phone just as it fell out of my pocket…and my screen has been broken ever since.

Just shelled out 100EUR for a new screen module (finally back in stock, but so expensive!) and I’m keen to keep it intact this time.

Has anyone found a good screen protector?

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I use a flip case … protects the entire phone :slight_smile: .

Thanks for the response, I’m really only looking for a tempered glass screen protector though - I use the phone a lot and I don’t find flip cases comfortable to hold for long periods of time!

Lately I have seen a liquid screen protector in a shop.
No idea, if and how good it works; it’s some nano-tech stuff.
Maybe that’s an option. It is said to enhance clarity as well.
A short search has brought up quite a few varieties:
http://liquidprotector.com/



and lots more on amazon:

Anyone having some experience with that kind of protection?
Customer reviews aren’t that bad for many products on amazon.

Sorry, I’m always feeling bad citing amazon, but it’s at least a convenient ressource for product varieties and prices.

Bonjour à tous et toutes!

J’ai reçu mon FP2 il y a quelques jours maintenant, j’en suis très contente et je cherche à protéger l’écran.
J’ai regardé ce qu’il existait en protecteur d’écran en verre trempé qui corresponde à l’écran du FP2…
j’ai trouvé ceci :
http://www.protectionfilms24.fr/produits/protections-decran/selection-articles.html?geraeteklasse=105&marke=Fairphone&modell=28985
Ils proposent une dizaine de protection différentes, toutes pour FP2.
J’aurais voulu savoir si quelqu’un a déjà essayé ? Est-ce que cela rentre dessus (j’ai peur aux petits rebords de la coque…) ? Et si quelqu’un a déjà essayé, quel modèle vous me conseillez, car il y en a beaucoup et je ne m’y connais pas trop…? Est-ce qu’on peut changer ce genre de protection si elle casse par exemple, ou est-ce que c’est vraiment trop collé à l’écran ?

Merci !! :smile:

Hello, j’ai acheté celle-ci en janvier 2016, elle n’a pas vieilli à ce jour, en tout cas pas pas de manière visible. A noter qu’elle est en plastique et non pas en verre. Celle qui s’appelle “airglass” est en verre (j’en ai acheté une de ce type pour un autre téléphone).

Elle s’adapte parfaitement aux coques, ancienne et nouvelle, elle est quelques dixième de mm en retrait.

Pas de problèmes pour retirer ce genre de protection, elle ne sont pas collées sur la vitre du téléphone, elles adhèrent simplement grâce à un film de silicone ou similaire.

I consider buying a bumper for my new FP2. Does anybody have experiences with either this one
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Silikon-Bumper-fuer-Fairphone-Fairphone-2-Schutzbumper-Handyschutz-Schutzring-Bl-/131909719248


or with this one


?

Especially, does the second one, also fit for the FP2 with the slim case?

Any helpful comments are highly appreciated.

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Many moons later, the mapbagrag bag still is fine… Some usage traces, but totally ok still. Great product

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If one is registered at shapeways.com, they can send a message to the case designer and ask them about the slim cover. I would do that but don’t want to create an account :wink:

I and another person already contacted the designer. But for any reason he does not reply. :frowning: