Fairphone 5 Protective Case - needed/Alternatives?

thx, for the quick reply. I’ve send the question to the otterbox support and asked them, if they are planning one for the fp5. Will post here, once I get a reply.


Hi! Did you get around to reviewing/trying the Belsimpel Mobilize case? I also fell into the trap of buying the official case, and am planning on exchanging it for another.

Thanks for your time!

Hey, sorry to hear that. Some folks managed to return the official case, perhaps you could do it as well.

Finally I haven’t purchased the belsimpel one, they put me on hold, so I got one from Amazon, see my posts for review

It is very similar to other items also reviewed in this thread

hi. I have been looking into more outdoorsy, waterproof cases for a while. I mainly considered three options

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  3. MX-UN1 | Universal Waterproof Case for Phone – ARMOR-X

I had some waterproof cases at home, see the pics attached, but you couldn’t charge the phone in either of them, and the bicycle one didn’t allow taking pics

So I have decided for the Armor-X one. The diving one felt too thick.
The rookie mistake was getting stuff from Hong-Kong. The paperwork was off, I ended up paying thrice the price, for shipping and the customs, and the UPS mishandled delivery as well.

I got it today. It feels ok. I am not going to dive with it though. For obvious reasons you cannot reach the power button so it is not possible to turn on the phone while in case. With apps like wave up or with double tap on you can wake it. You can take pictures and they again feel good enough.

Due to all the issues with customs I have mixed feelings about advertising it. Perhaps the Italian case (number 2) would have been better.

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I just discovered this:

That looks pretty awesome. When I go to the US early next year, I think I will give it a try. (I don’t want to have to deal with expensive shipping and import charges.)
For now, I’m talking to one company who will print this bumper for me:


Does anyone know if there are foil skins/wraps for the FP5? I’m not a huge fan of cases and would like to have a foil skin to make the phone less slippery. I used a foil skin from Extreme Shields for my OnePlus Nord but they don’t have one for the FP5. Any ideas?


I just got a Rowan case from Bark Sweden. It’s wonderful :slight_smile: Slightly raised sides, all holes nicely centered, nice contrasting colors in the wood grain - just perfect. It seems I won’t even have to widen the charger hole (will see tonight, don’t have that charger here).
(I got the Bark case now because it wasn’t available before, and because I hated the transparent TPU case’s greasy feel - though I liked the look well enough)


I’ve just received my Bark Sweden wooden case, I got the elm one.

Well… it’s really wonderful, it looks better than in the pictures on the site. It smells of vax, like old furniture.

It looks solid and it’s border is around 1mm higher than the display which makes me think it should protect the screen in case of fall.

All buttons and USB port are perfectly accessible.

It’s by far the best case I’ve ever seen, really a piece of art.

I now think that one of the reasons to buy a Fairphone is that it fits into a Bark Sweden wooden case :joy::joy::joy:



As a follow-up, I report that at Fairphone support service they’ve been so nice as to offer me a refund, moreover they confirmed me that they’re aware of the issue about the FP5 Protective Case and are doing their best to develop a more permanent solution for the product (so go people! The more feedback the better they’ll have an idea what the customers want! ;D).

On the other side, I’m still looking for a case, as I still can’t find any which protects the camera (with something like a movable covering part): suggestions?
A flipcase, without camera window but which can rotate the phone to take pictures like the one found by @Dryhte in this same topic would do the job, but then I’m concerned whether its generic internal case would be strong enough to hold the phone or if I have to glue the very backside of the fairphone to it in order to avoid it from slipping away in case of abrupt movements.

Please let me know if any of you finds something fit my case (pun intended :smile: )!


the company BROTECT is making this foils for the Fairphone 5 but im struggling to find a proper place to buy.

looks like the one i was looking for as well, about 40 Euro with shipping thats not uncommon for those products. i will probably order one soon.

good find thanks.

someone already ordered one? i like to know the experience.


@T4om btw: you know is also on Amazon.nl?


Awesome, getting it right away! Thanks… (That NL link has it unavailable for me… so I’m ordering from DE Amazon.de )

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@k3dAR thank you i didn’t know.

i have ordered one from amazon.nl/dp/B0CNWXMY4R
i did get it for €20 so much cheaper than directly from the manufacturer.

it will take some time before i have it.
i hope its that nice as expected.

I just received mine. It’s a nice case in terms of quality but it is massiv. It doesn’t look to bulky at first glance, but if I compare it to any other case it is just huge. But I guess the level of protection is also higher than any other case so far.

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I’m not happy with those. They slide around on the screen for me

A protective case is to PROTECT it! If you’ve no worries about it, why bother?
On the other hand PLASTIC cases are only 1 (max 2) mmm thick and… don’t provide a lot of protection. If that’s too much for you, it’s another reason to not bother, isn’t it?

10 years ago the were REALLY USEFUL PROTECTIVE CASES. To be useful they need to be in rubber (avoid plastic which more like covering a stone with some paper to avoid damaging the stone.
OK, I exaggerate, but it’s a metaphor).
And YES, rubber takes at least 3mm thickness, but it’s well worth it, cause t 's a REAM protection, not just some mental false belief, to lower worries.

My concern: Why isn’t there any intelligent company providing rubber cases?

there are options made of wood or hard plastic disscussed above, please check the thread for further details.


I love the TUDIA case so far. I think I can retire from this case-searching part-time job now:)
Hope it stays fit!

I bought mine on Amazon DE… Search for ‘fairphone 5 tudia’ (you can pick from black/navy blue/light blue/dark green)
The images there match the reality


I apologise. You’re right. Sorry. In the meantime I fond a truly amazing good PROTECTIVE CASE.
Here is it’s URL: