I am new in the forum. Apologies for my English, it is not my mother language.
I would like to express my feelings about the Fairphone 2. So here we go.
I started using my FP2 on January 2017 and I never was completely happy with it. Obviously, the first months everything was alright but after a few months it started having small problems. I was trying to ignore them as I thought I did the best buying this phone and tiny little issues wouldn´t make me change my mind nor my phone.
It’s been 3 years now. During these 3 years I have changed the battery once (it was lasting just for a few hours), then I realised that the new battery was not much better (kept restarting itself for no reason as it did before). About a year ago (so the phone was 2 years old) the microphone broke somehow, started having problems until it completely broke. I bought a new unit and change it successfully. Currently I’m having the same problem: a couple of weeks ago, my mic wasn’t working at all. Again.
It keeps restarting itself; it’s a very slow phone; the camera is not very good (I changed it too, hoping it would have a better resolution and, again, it didn´t).
I am so sorry because I wanted to believe it was a proper phone and I don’t want to invest any money on a non-fair phone as FP. However, I had to. I decided I needed a new phone and I bought one. Not an FP. It hurts because I thought I would have the same phone for a long period of time (at least 5 to 8 years) and I’d show it pridely to everyone, trying to convince other people to invest on it. Sadly, that’s not the case. I understand it varies between devices but I can not risk to buy another FP (yes, I was thinking for a moment to purchase the new FP3).
Sorry for the long message but I needed to post it somewhere.
I really hope your devices are working properly and maybe in the future the new new FP would be much better and I’ll think about purchasing it again. Let’s see.
Thanks to the community.
M G A