✏ FP2 - Reviews/Previews of the phone

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Reviews / tests of final Fairphone 2

19 - Futurezone (:de:) (13.12.2015) - review

20 - The Nex Web (:uk:) (14.12.2015) - review

21 - Golem (:de:) (14.12.2015) - review
http://www.golem.de/news/fairphone-2-im-test-fairer-phoniger-und-noch-dazu-modular-1512-117964.html

22 - mobilenet.cz (Czech) (13.12.2015)

23 - ZDNet (14.12.2015)

24 - heise.de (:de:) (14.12.2015)
http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Fairphone-2-Das-Smartphone-fuers-gute-Gewissen-3043164.html?hg=1&hgi=2&hgf=false

25 Tweakers.net (:nl:) (16.12.2015)
Tweakers - Wij stellen technologie op de proef

26 Gadgette.com (16.12.2015)
Fairphone 2: the ethical, sustainable phone you can upgrade by hand | Gadgette

27 WiWo Green Economy (:de:) (17.12.2015)

28 Positive News (12.01.2016)
http://positivenews.org.uk/2016/economics_innovation/technology/19022/making-phones-fixable-and-more-fairly-produced/

29 news.utopia.de (:de:) (14.01.2016)
Fairphone 2 Test | Über 1 Jahr DAUER-TEST | Lies unsere Erfahrungen

30 Spiegel online (:de:) (21.01.2016)

31 derstandard.at (:de:) (21.01.2016)
http://derstandard.at/2000027989577/Fairphone-2-im-Test-Aufbruch-ins-modulare-Smartphone-Zeitalter

32 areamobile.de (:de:) (26.01.2016)
Fairphone 2 Test: Dieses Smartphone fällt aus dem Rahmen

33 pocketpc.ch (:de:) (31.01.2016)

34 - International Business Times (:uk:) - review

35 - Wired (:us:) - review

36 - Newsweek - review

37 - Techradar (:uk:) - review

38 - Le Figaro (:fr:) - review

39 - RTL (:fr:) - review

40 - Les Numeriques (:fr:) - review
http://www.lesnumeriques.com/telephone-portable/fairphone-fairphone-2-p26923/test.html1

41 - Ouatch TV, Le Studio Mobile (:fr:) - review

42 - Phonandroid (:fr:) - review

43 - NRC (:nl:) - review

44 - Consumentenbod (:nl:) - review
http://www.consumentenbond.nl/mobiele-telefoon/fairphone-2-review/

45 - TV Limburg (:nl:) - review
http://www.tvl.nl/nl/programmas/limburg-vandaag/rubrieken/pats-wondere-wereld/een-eerlijke-telefoon-2016-01-20/#.VqDua1MrJhE

46 - Bright (:nl:) - review

47 - La Liberte (:fr:) - review

48 - Le Temps (:fr:) - review

49 - Bluewin (:de:) - review
https://www.bluewin.ch/de/leben/nachhaltigkeitsblog/2016/16-01/ein-nachhaltiges-smartphone--das-gibt-es-.html

50 - El Pais (:es:) - review

51 - HDblog (:it:) - review

52 - International Business Times Italy (:it:) - review
http://it.ibtimes.com/fairphone-2-recensione-dello-smartphone-modulare-ed-etico-video-1438492

53 - Computerbild (:de:) - review
http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-Tests-Handy-Fairphone-2-Erster-Eindruck-Oeko-Smartphone-11974607.html

54 - Wired Germany (:de:) - review

55 - Androidmag (:de:) - review

56 - Krone Zeiting Online (:de:) - review

57 - Androidpit (:de:) - review

58 - TestLabor (:de:) - review
http://www.testlabor.eu/blog/fairer-handel/279-fairphone-2-das-faire-smartphone-im-test.html

59 - Nyteknik (:se:) - review
http://www.nyteknik.se/tekniknyheter/article3960599.ece

60 - M3 (:se:) - review

61 - Mobil (:se:) - review
http://www.mobil.se/tester/produkttester/fairphone-2-i-test#.VsWIv5MrJhE

62 - Dagens Næringsliv (:no:) - review
http://www.dn.no/tekno/tester/2016/03/01/2143/Mobiltest/telefonen-du-kan-oppgradere-selv

63 - Kemikaalicocktail (Finland) - review

64 - RTBF TV (:fr:) - review

65 - Stuff - review

66 - SVD (:se:) - review

67 - The Verge (:flag_us:) - review

68 - TutopolisTV (:flag_de:) - review

69 - Computer Totaal (:nl:) - review
http://computertotaal.nl/smartphone/fairphone-2-eerlijkheid-duurt-het-langst-69472

70 - DraadBreuk (:nl:) - review
http://www.draadbreuk.nl/mobiel/fairphone-2-review/

71 - Knappzak (:nl:) - review
http://www.knappzak.nl/2016/04/13/test-fairphone-2/

72 - PCtipp.ch (:ch:) - review
http://www.pctipp.ch/tests/hardware/smartphones/artikel/fairphone-2-im-test-dieses-handy-koennen-sie-selber-reparieren-84907/

Previews

Published before release of FP2.

1- The Verge (28.09.2015)
'Just found this… :blush:
http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/28/9407877/fairphone-2-specs-preview
Nice close up pics!

2- Digital Trends (28.09.2015)
http://www.digitaltrends.com/android/hands-on-fairphone-2-an-ethical-smartphone-to-end-throwaway-culture/

3- Engadget (25.09.2015)
(Already shared on the forum…)
http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/25/fairphone-2/

4- Phonandroid (03.09.2015)
http://www.phonandroid.com/fairphone-2-interview-olivier-hebert-directeur-technologie.html

5- Computing (24.09.2015)
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/feature/2427538/fairphone-2-pre-production-review

6- Heise (:de:) (30.09.2015)
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Fairphone-2-15-000-Vorbesteller-fuer-modular-aufgebautes-fair-hergestelltes-Smartphone-2829845.html

7- ZDF (:de: TV) watch from 2:00
http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek?utm_content=buffer9b99a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#/beitrag/video/2483562/Service:-Smartphone-Trends-der-IFA

8- Golem (:de:)
http://www.golem.de/news/faires-smartphone-fairphone-2-erreicht-erstes-crowdfunding-ziel-1509-116600.html (30.09.2015)
http://www.golem.de/news/fairphone-2-ausprobiert-fairer-display-tausch-in-unter-einer-minute-1508-115598.html (06.08.2015)

9- Telegraph (28.09.2015)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11895911/Ethical-Fairphone-2-smartphone-launched-to-combat-electronic-waste.html

10- Gizmag (28.09.2015)
http://www.gizmag.com/fairphone-2-details/39611/

11- Computing (22.10.2015) - story of collaboration with Jolla
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2431636/jolla-sailfish-os-to-be-ported-to-new-fairphone

12- Arstecnica (22.10.2015) - “Modular phones are finally here”
http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2015/10/fairphone-2-hands-on-modular-phones-are-finally-here/

13- T3N (06.11.2015)
http://t3n.de/news/fairphone-2-fairer-produziertes-653789/
http://t3n.de/news/fairphone-2-fairer-produziertes-653789/fairphone-2-hands-on-8584/

14- inside-handy.de (:de:) (06.11.2015)
http://www.inside-handy.de/news/37856-fairphone-2-hands-on

15 - Galileo (:de: TV) (12.11.2015)
http://www.galileo.tv/videos/schafft-das-fairphone-wirklich-fairere-arbeitsbedingungen/

16- Wired.it (:it:) (23.11.2015)
http://www.wired.it/mobile/smartphone/2015/11/23/fairphone-2-ifixit-miglior-smartphone-riparare/#

17 - Journal du Geek (:fr:) (10.12.2015)
http://www.journaldugeek.com/2015/12/10/preview-fairphone-2/

18 - Les numériques (:fr:) (10.12.2015) - A screen test
http://www.lesnumeriques.com/telephone-portable/fairphone-fairphone-2-p26923/test-labo-fairphone-2-ecran-full-hd-convenable-n47983.html

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Shall we make it a wiki, so everyone can add their links?

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Good idea. Your brilliance illuminates our horizons. :smile: :sunglasses:

(I needed something to fill the 20 characters)

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Sorry, @Fred, I’ll take these nice words from @huskers with me… :wink: (Even though I’m not sure, if they were meant for me, or for you…)

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thanks for sharing!!

Mahahah! :smile:
(posts must be at least 20 characters!)

Here’s also a nice review:

First live picture of the phone with the “FAIRPHONE” on the front, below the screen? :blush:
New pictures here :

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thanks @Fred! that’s a great article with cool photos and also “new news”. And even that they are starting to work on Fairphone 3 (omg!!!) in January 2016 is mentioned! :heart_eyes: :open_mouth:

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@Fred Nice Articel and Pictures inside…20000 sold Phones until know is also very nice additional its great that they starting to think about the FP3…keep selling guys :slight_smile:

Fairphone 3! News to me too :wink: We are really focused on Fairphone 2 right now. I think that comment refers to an update for the North American market (those bands) but I’ll get more clarity for you guys.

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A new big gallery of pictures :smile:
Black matte FP2.
http://t3n.de/news/fairphone-2-fairer-produziertes-653789/fairphone-2-hands-on-8619/

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Here is a (german) video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNf2Nw-bc64 related to a (german) review article http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-Tests-Handy-Fairphone-2-Erster-Eindruck-Oeko-Smartphone-11974607.html about the Fairphone 2 .
The following information about the Fairphone 2 is revealed in the video, that I didn’t know before:

  • the display as spare part will cost around 90€
  • update to Android 6.0 scheduled for early 2016

I don’t know whether this information is correct.
Additionally the video is nice live picture material of the phone :smile: (transparent back cover)

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Here are two other sites that tell about plans for an update to Android 6.0:

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Nice :smiley:

http://www.wired.it/gallery-fullscreen/?wpID=108608&wpPos=#

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Focus Downunder: http://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/dutch-product-fairphone-is-the-next-phone-you-need-to-buy/news-story/aa10fb4899fddc2f2caed5aa32cd5340

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First hands-on in French: http://www.journaldugeek.com/2015/12/10/preview-fairphone-2/ .

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The first review/test in German: http://futurezone.at/produkte/fairphone-2-im-test-ein-statement-fuer-mehr-nachhaltigkeit/168.901.638

edit:

  • changed the link from “mobile to desktop”.
  • and added it to the wiki. @jftr I was aware of the thread being a wiki, but adding it on my phone seemed too complicated with all the formatting, so I postponed it until I was in front of my PC again, but I thought sharing the first review in german was important enough to just post it as an normal entry…
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Can we distinguish between articles talking about prototypes of the phone and those that tested the release version? We could add a new section at the top which only contains the latest reviews of the actual phone.

BTW: Everyone, the original post is a wiki. Please don’t just post links, add them to the original post instead.

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I read the translation, but it doesn’t seems that they are entertained in any aspect, they find battery life “less than average”, the photo module seems close to bad (no details, bad focus), idem for the front “not convincing”, they also say that the cover is making screen operation difficult, the screen seems quite good, but the luminosity is a bit under the average.
The benchmarks are “ok”, if i compare to a sony xperia z3 compact ( 1 years old, a 801 -AC at 2.5ghz), the Z3c scored 50 000 , where the FP2 scorded 41 000… its enough for everyday life and gaming, but still…not awsome at all.
The Techy inside me is disapointed by the benchmark results, but i was excepting that (my kind of “sacrifice” for a bigger good), but the other part of me is also really really disapointed :frowning:
Yeah, i excpeted that for the price it wasn’t going to be super powerfull, i excepted that it was going to be way bigger than average, but, i also excepted that the camera sensor was going to be at least “good” (from viewing what a 8mpix camera on an iphone can do !), i excepted that the battery life was going to be good due to the reduced frequency, but it seems that the software need some improvments !
overall, i excepted i bit more than just “a bit less than average”…
BUT ANYWAY I DON’T CARE BECAUSE I CAN COMPLETLY TAKE APART MY PHONE (the techy inside me wanted to talk)