Fairphone 5 and the FP4 Protective Case?

Now this might not be Fairphone’s favourite topic by me, but I guess sooner or later people would wonder anyway:

How good or bad a fit is the FP4 Protective Soft Case (PSC4) on the FP5?

Note: Fairphone makes it clear PSC4 is Made for the Fairphone 4 only, not for any other Fairphone.

I just tried this and will go from bad to good. How do they match or mismatch?

  • Microphone #3 (long slim side) is far, far away from the PSC4 cutout (like 4-5 centimetres, so no point in a photo; it came out blurry anyway :wink: ). Here’s where you would need to make serious considerations about your PSC4 warranty and look at your tools.

  • Power button: Works ok’ish for switching it on, haven’t tried fingerprint recognition (doubts are allowed). Volume buttons like 2-4 mm shifted (lower on PSC4, higher on FP5), but still give significant clicky haptic feedback – better on volume down/just 2 mm than on volume up/more like 4 mm).

  • Microphone #2 (top end) looks ok.

  • Main Cameras look good, flash a tad bit close to the PSC4.

  • Microphone #1 (bottom end) looks almost like PSC4 was a PSC5. Same goes for the USB-C port. Speaker ok.

  • Generally the FP5 sits/feels rock-solid in the PSC4, although you can see some minor misfits on the front corners. Nothing shakes. Pressing on the middle of the back reveals the slight thickness difference. This might be easy to padden if necessary.


They already did. :wink:

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Awesome! Thanks for checking! Very comprehensive :slight_smile:

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