Yesterday a new blog post appeared with a photo that to me is the first time I saw a Fairphone 2 actually in use:
I’ve seen photo’s before of the Fairphone 2 in someone’s hand, but this photo made me realise how BIG the thing is.
I wouldn’t know of another safe way to carry a phone but in my front trouser pocket.
In the rear pocket, it’s easy for a pickpocket to lift it, plus you would crush the phone on your bicycle saddle. Put in the pocket of a jacket or coat, you might lose your phone as you either forget to take it out or you take it out of your jacket and have to lay it down somewhere where someone might grab it and run away with it. When put in a bag, the phone can get stolen if you put the bag down (and I don’t carry a bag continuously at my side, nor do I always have a bag with me). The only safe place is the front pocket of a trouser, I conclude.
But how is the Fairphone gone fit?
So my question is: if anyone has experience with 5" phones (my only experience is with a tiny Nokia 1100 and an even tinier Alcatel 311), how easy is it in your pocket and if not in your front trouser pocket, how do you keep it safe from theft?
It’s this worry among others that kept me from buying a smartphone (that is, until the mineral trade policy of FP tempted me to join the movement, not to have a huge lumbering phone, but to make a statement consumers want fair mining and are willing to pay up for it). I asked a friend once to try out his smartphone, if it would fit and it did, but I did not fully realize there’s so much difference in sizes of smartphones and this baby would be so huge.
P.S.: there’s also the topic What about a smaller Fairphone? but as FP didn’t make a smaller one, that question doesn’t answer the question of where do I put this 5" thing? Help appreciated.