Here you go @anon90052001 !
Some deal with the typicaly different conceptions of “fair”, quite often fair is assiocated with os updates or privacy. Some are quite negative, some neutral and some slightly positive. Examples:
Conmio: “Whats fair about a Fairphone if it’s can only be solved with (buying) the successor.” http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/S-Was-ist-an-einem-Fairphone-fair-wenn-seine-Probleme-erst-mit-dem-Nachfolger/forum-293352/msg-26603601/read/
Francitus: “It would be worth thinking about if dealt fair with my privacy”.
Some are even very positive like:
Longthinker: “I wish the Fairphone-Makers perseverance and successer. So far i am a smartphone-objector - if is change this attitude sometime, then with something like the Fairphone. Thought (…) i don’t want Android at the moment.” He also recognizes that going small steps towards sustainable and fairness deserves respect. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/S-Viel-Erfolg/forum-293352/msg-26602846/read/
However, one response to this thread is from an alleged former Fairphone owner “red.herrings” calling this statement “heroic” and continuing he replaced the Fairphone because of issues with charging in his car, bluetooth and more, with a Samsung S4 Mini which he thinks is actually more sustainable. He/she seems very angry because he says Firefox OS / CyanogenMod were promised to him by email and now the phone is stuck on Android 4.2. He continues quite aggresive and implies buyin the Fairphone was like throwing 325€ out of the window. In a second post he excuses for being aggresiv and explains in more detail why he is angry of the Fairphone-Makers. The problems he speaks of are well known and deal mainly with “obsolence by software”: No alternative OSes like Cyanogen or Firefox OS and an old Android 4.2 plus bugs. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/S-Re-Viel-Erfolg-Wuensche-ich-Dir-auch-bei-Deiner-Fensteraktion/forum-293352/msg-26605053/read/
Software is a very important issue for the commenters: A lot of users ask for different operating systems or at least timly updates. Like Longthinker above. Some encourage to help the developers of the CyanogenMod port (ari1105p). User replaceble OS is an request/idea by ZaphodBB, in essence making very easy to install another OS. Some express their discomfort with Android (“M76”) stating an open System would match better with Fairphone and mentioning Sailfish, Tizen and Ubuntu: “Why with Android again??? Sad!”
“Crown3” questions that Mediatek was not really unwilling to provide updates, but rather implies Fairphone did not want to pay Mediatek for that. He/she states “Otherwise Mediatek cannot possibly put it’s foot down (querstellen)”.
“Nobody is Perfect” says “The device is not even 2 years old and there is already no more software support. The last android version os 4.2.2(…) The makers understand nothing of sustainability.”
“flare----*”: "The first Fairphone due to old android junk already? Really very sustainable."
Many more threads deal with that, mostly being dissatified with the lack of android updates.
In a rather long, but informed and interesting thread, “uki”, freetime kernel and android developer, discusses “Old Android - who is to blame” concluding Mediatek chipsets are really hard to work with software-wise and Mediatek currently simply being unable to deliver on recent Android versions for nothing but the newest chipset. “What is accused to the manufacturers of the devices is unfortunatly all to often a failure of their suppliers.” Interestingly here refers to having heard about much better support for Qualcomm chips. http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/S-Veraltetes-Android-wessen-Schuld/forum-293352/msg-26599756/read/
Also, Fairness and Sustainability is assigned with sturdyness and water-resistence, like by “wilma12”.
Another dissatiesfied user “DrCyber” states he will sell his FP1 because of unfullfilled promises, mentioning the “M” Version of the chipset, software sources and android updates, but also the impossibility to change the display glas. He also mentions he likes that it is possible to order spare parts with Fairphone. He asks “We should i still believe anything they say?”.
User legan710 this the price well be to high, assuming more then 400€.
User RC likes the size and weight of the current phone.
User IngoK says “Super! I’ll take it.”, stating being in need of a replacement for an old Nokia and wanting to wait until that one is broken,
User Moody asks “Who much sustainability is reasonable?” stating most phones live about 5 years long already and until then, are already obsolete (because outdated?).