Fairphone 5 Protective Case - needed/Alternatives?

i liked the FP4 native case that it had kind of more elevated higher borders ridges around the phone. when scrolling up down, this helped to slide the finger exactly vertically.

the FP5 original case has very flat barely protuding edges above the surface of the actual display glass. i find this very bothering.

also that the FP5 itself kind of pops and peels itself out of the case every now and then during daily use, mechanical tear and wear. i miss those edges and that the fairphone used to settle deeper into the depth of the case.

what do you guys think? thanks.

I think that’s also a matter of taste, at least to some extent. I know lots of people who prefer it as slim and sleek as possible, as they don’t want a case that adds much to the phone, instead they want it to give most of the feeling of having the phone without a case. So I guess, you can’t objectively say how the perfect case should be. In other words, you can’t make it right for everyone.

That said, I also prefer bigger cases as I value best protection over slim and sleek design, and while the original FP5 case is okay to me, I’ll keep my eyes open for a bigger case as a replacement when this one shows wear :slight_smile:

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Following up my own answer,
Amazon.fr started Listing items with Prime delivery for the FF5, so it looks like the chinese products finally ended up in Amazon’s warehouses.

I’ll order one (10€ + glass protection) and report there.

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I’ll wait until there are some non-amazon options, as Amazon is not an option to me. But I’m sure some smaller retailers will also add FP5 cases to their portfolio, and there will be probably some manufacturers as well that allow direct ordering. And maybe we even get some fair products and not just china sweatshop ware at some point.

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There is already a list of resellers made by users of this forum.

I second your point. However, i’ve droped and dented my FP5 two times in 5 days already so i’d like to get a clear cover ASAP ^^"

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For your information, I asked BARK SWEDEN when they will be able to sell FP5 wood cases and they replied as follows:

In October we will get a Fairphone to test the new case on. For us it is important that we make a wooden case that fits perfectly.
We will gather all requests for this case, yous as well of course and write to you when this case is available to order.

Ciao,
Max

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Great - they make lovely cases. (I did have to widen the area around the USB port a bit for my bigger cables to fit, but since it’s wood that’s easy peasy).

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Found this today: https://amzn.eu/d/hRcV3UC

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EDIT, they say it’s TPU. Delivery to Poland 3-10 days. Decided to hang on a bit longer to see if Belsimpel one might be delivered this week as suggested.

Caseonline seemed to have developed a new case, this time already available for order, shipping from Sweden I believe

As I am still waiting for the belsimpel one, I consider changing the order, have not decided yet. I find it confusing them switching TPU and silicone in the description. I bought a popsocket and it is said to work on TPU surfaces but not on silicone ones. I did send the email to clarify.

It is kinda funny collecting all these items without a phone :wink:

I ordered this one via eBay as well.
But it had a delivery time of 4 weeks… so i had to do something.

I will see if that one will be better than mine, but i don’t think so.

But it surely is more beautiful.

gibt es auch bei amazon

Also available at amazon

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Following up to this,
I’ve bought this one off Amazon.fr (https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0CHVS8CTB?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details#customerReviews)

The glass is too tall. However, it fits with the case i was able to apply it properly.

The plastic is not rigid as i would have liked, but at least the phone is protected now.

I’ll be waiting for higher-end solutions but this will do for now.

At least there are already dozens of alternative cases available - currently just at Amazon, and send from China, but maybe some other reseller is going to offer them as well:

Link to nasty Amazon 1

Link to nasty Amazon 2

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I ordered that one (branded ‘Cresee’), it arrived today. It’s okay. There’s a ridge protecting the screen, the case is fairly snug (if it doesn’t ‘grow’ the phone will certainly not fall out) and it’s less slippery than the phone itself. There’s a bit of a seam all around the middle of the phone’s sides, but it’s not distracting. All in all probably good protection for the phone (better than the FP case because of the raised ridge around the screen).
Also, it’s transparent, which could be nice if you have the semi-transparent back cover (which I sadly don’t have - but might get as an add-on).

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Today I dropped my FP5, which is packed in the original FP5 case. As you can see in the picture, the case is intact but the phone has suffered a small damage at the bottom left :frowning: I seriously wonder what the original case is for if it does not protect the smartphone!

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A clear example of prioritizing esthetics over practicality.

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yes, I’m really angry about this :frowning:
You pay so much money for the case and it does not provide the necessary protection

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As I stated earlier, thats a matter of taste. Other people wouldn’t want to use a bulky case, but prefer the slim variant. Providing two models was probably not efficient for Fairphone, so they had to decide.

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