Ok, so I´ve had my Fairphone 2 for about 7 months now. While I love the idea of a fair phone that´s parts are changeable, I must say that I have some serious issues that I wish folks around the drawing board to solve soon.
What is wrong with the antenna of the phone? I live in Finland and me and my wife have the same exact mobile carrier, and when we go anywhere outside the urban area, my FP2 is practically useless. She has iPhone SE and (as I said) the same exact carrier. Standing next to each other she is having full or next to full 3G signal while my FP2 is showing zero signal. I mean completely dead. I might as well shut down the phone all together, because it´s not just unable to get 3G or EDGE reception, it´s unable to find any signal. The mobile reception sign on top bar is completely empty. And we don´t even have to go anywhere far in the wilderness, just outside the urban areas. And it´s not just iOS vs. Android thing. Just last week I noticed the same thing with my pal having the same mobile carrier as mine, but a Sony phone. While she was able to call a video phone via WhatsApp, I couldn´t find any reception what so ever while standing right next to him. What´s up with that?
Compared to many other modern phones, mine is often very laggy and I get a lot of “not responding” messages. Right now the phone is attached to my computer and charging. As I try to open it, nothing happens. Often, when the phone is charging, this happens.
I am sorry to say, that as much as I love the idea of this phone, and will keep using it hoping the future will bring some improvements in these issues, if the folks at Fairphone really want people start using these in a large scale, they have to address these issues.
Is anyone else having same issues with the mobile reception? Are these something that can be addressed and are these something that the folks by the drawing board are aware?