I have been intensively using my FP2 since the beginning of 2016 and I have been super happy with it. I have replaced the casing twice; the battery, the bottom module and the camera module once.
Today, I am having several chronic malfunctions:
- Screen display pixelizes partially and randomly. By moving/pressing the phone, i get the full screen back (screen module is probably at his end of life)
- Some recent apps are incompatible with the OS (This is really annoying, especially for the latest app by a magazine I subscribe to)
- Connection between camera and screen is slow/bad, same for the flash-light. I mean a very slow reaction time between the command and execution. Sometimes it just fails (this is getting very annoying too)
- Random switch off of the phone but it’s a rare enough occurrence
Logically, I am thinking to replace the screen and since the spare parts are not being continued, I would also buy myself an extra bottom module and battery for the years to come.
But I wonder if it’s not the main phone system that is just old and the end of the road for my FP2. I am asking myself if I should just buy the FP3.
I am torn by principle and I am sure people here understand that without needing to explain.
I wish I was an expert enough to know if the hardware dysfunctions are generated by the screen module or the main phone module but I don’t know.
So if any member of the community could give me a hint that would help my decision making I would be grateful
I have to add that I still use a regular camera to take pictures so camera quality on phone has never been a criteria for me, being able to quickly take some is.
Should I stay with my FP2, replace the screen and buy spare modules or should I go with the FP3?
How about the OS? When is the FP2 new upgrade planned? Is Fairphone looking at alternative open-source OS?
Thanks in advance for your help and/or diagnosis,