i’ve had my FP3 for about a week now and it’s been problem free for me.
The only issue, per se, I’ve come across is the LED thing which is not problematic for me at all.
If anything, it’s surpassed my personal expectation on battery life, performance etc. The wifi’s fine and I don’t use fingerprint bits, so won’t comment on that.
Had it for a few days now, it feels much better than the FP3: battery running time is great, feels well manufactured, all the little bugs I know from my FP2 are gone. Many things on the plus side, so you’ve got good reason to excited, I’d say.
2 issues for me: no LED pulse notifications, and using my headphones with play/pause button is sometimes breaking audio playback completely (have to restart phone).
I also am happy with my phone so far. Like many said, the LED thing is super annoying, but not so much an issue with the phone itself but either a feature that will hopefully be implemented eventually or, as mentioned above, a super …unfortunate… decision by Fairphone.
(I somehow misread above post as being about FP3. Rest of post is kept as-is.)
It is too early to tell at this point as the sample size is too small, and we don’t know if/how some of the known issues are going to be resolved.
Here is a list thus far. This is just a placeholder post of some known issues in FP3. Be aware that reports of issues need to be confirmed by the community and customer support. Therefore, everything in this list is UNCONFIRMED and heresay until stated otherwise.
My biggest beef with the FP2 is the frequent reboots, particularly those inconveniently timed as I was relying on my phone as a satnav while driving. I’ll admit that they seem to get worse as the battery gets older, so initial experiences only bear limited value, but… Is there any sign of such instability with the FP3?
So far there has been no real issues with the FP3 for me. I’m quite happy with my purchase. I have only one thing to complain: My new phone seems to have a low quality DAC inside the phone. It makes some pretty quiet static noise when listening to something through the headphone jack. I can only notice it when I’m in a totally quiet room. It seems similar to the problem described here:
I’ve tried a bunch of different headphones and audio sources. This static noise isn’t there when using wireless headphones. I also had this problem on my previous phone Nokia 7 plus.