🇬🇧 🇩🇪 Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

(1). Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

I used a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

(2). How long did you use your last mobile phone?

1 year

(3) How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

1 mobile phone, my first phone, a Sony Ericcson W580i

(4) How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

3 smartphones : LG Optimus 2X, Motorola RAZR HD and Sony Xperia Z3 compact

(5) Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

I badly broke the screen, repaired it myself , but 1 month later it stopped working again, probably a motherboard failure …

(6) .Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

my original demands were : a robust phone ( the Z3C was terribly fragile and got scratched and damaged very easily, and i don’t want to always “check for my phone security”) , easily rootable, powerfull and with a big battery. but Fairphone made me discover the ethics problem around our phone, and it influenced me, as my dream phone didn’t exist, i took the FP2 despite its little battery and processor.

(7). Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

Bought it myself in at the very end of speptember ( order n°17 xxx)

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Ein Nokia RH-93.

seit Ende 2010, habe es von Freunden, die es vorher nutzten, bekommen

eins, das Nokia

Keins; das Fairphone 2 wird mein erstes Smartphone sein.

Weil ein Smartphone viel mehr kann als das Nokia. Besonders freue ich mich auf folgende Funktionen: Internet samt E-Mails, Nutzung als eBook-Reader, Musik hören.

Ich möchte ein Gerät, das ich möglichst lange nutzen kann. Die Ziele von Fairphone für eine “faire” Produktion des Smartphones haben mich außerdem davon überzeugt, dass mein neues Smartphone ein Fairphone sein soll.

selbst gekauft

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1 Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?[/quote]
Google Nexus 4

1.5 years (got the phone second hand)

about 5 (2Motorola; 2Nokia; 1*Samsung)

about 4 (Nokia 5830; Samsung S2; Moto G; Nexus 4)

I gave it to my son, as his phone got unreliable.

I like the idea of making smartphones more fair. The great repairability was a big point.

bought it myself

1 Welches Mobiltelefon hast du vor dem Fairphone 2 benutzt?[/quote]
Google Nexus 4

1,5 Jahre (habe das Telefon gebraucht gekauft)

ungefähr 5 (2Motorola; 2Nokia; 1*Samsung)

ungefähr 4 (Nokia 5830; Samsung S2; Moto G; Nexus 4)

Ich habe mein Gerät an meinen Sohn weitergegeben, dessen Telefon unzuverlässig wurde.

Ich möchte die Idee eines faireren Smartphones unterstützen. Die Reparierbarkeit ist ein wichtiger Faktor.

selbst gekauft

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Ah, a trip down Memory-Lane
I might have jumbled the numbers-questions, while composing this reply

  1. Earlies mobile phones:
    First one, Around 2007-2008, not sure, a gift from close friend . A Nokia…
    ended up in the laundrymachine…and drowned
    Second one: Nokia 1100(?), second hand (gift) from colleage.
    Got stolen (from my home!) in nov/dec 2010.
  2. Earlier SMARTPhones: My first Smartphone was a HTC DESIRE HD, got this ‘for free’ in combination with a (expansive, as it turns out) Contract. Purchased in nov/dec 2010. In 2013 I switched to a SIM ONLY from another mobile provider, so I could continue using my HTC DESIRE HD. A fine Phone, that one!
    Unfortunately HTC no longer supplied system-updates since ehm…2012.
    Kept this Phone in use, although hopelesly hindered by the aging system and slow decay of the Phone itself (buttons stop functioning, etc) 'till mij FP2 arrived, 22th december 2015.
    So all in all, 3 previous phones, one of these a smartphone.
    Reasons for FP2?
  • sustainability
  • durability
  • continuation (> 2 years) systemsoftware-updates/upgrades
  • repairable
  • dual-SIM
  • Android
    And I guess all the reasons others have very eloquently noted down in the answers above.

I am NOT a Professional Experienced Smartphone User, so it will be a true adventure, starting the use of this FP2!

Hopefully this info will suffice

Greetz & best wishes

1 Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

A Huawei Honor 3x (720p version). Pretty good phone for the price (~200€ with a spare battery) at the time (end of 2013), but it only had 3g. I didn’t want to wait for my suppliers’ stock of Mi Notes to be refilled at the time.

2 How long did you use your last mobile phone?

A bit more than a year and a half.

3 How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

4 : A Motorola L6 that got stolen from me, a Sony Ericsson K750i that lasted pretty long, then a Samsung f480 that did its job for almost five long years :slight_smile: Ever since I’ve run my Honor 3x.

4 How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

1, though I own two NVidia Shield Tablet LTE Edition which might be considered smartphones (I know I’ve used one of them as a text message receiver when my phone screen was broken).

5 Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

I broke my screen by letting it fall half a year ago. I repaired it myself but the antenna seems to bug and sometimes I don’t receive any text message for a week, which I find annoying (plus they are definitvely lost, I don’t even know I should have had them, it’s embarassing). Also, the software is stuck at Android 4.4 and it’s very hard to make custom roms. I don’t like that.

6 Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

Durability and ethical concerns, obviously. Plus a slight hope for modularity, but I don’t really expect much in this area from FP2. I would have liked the ability to hack my own software on the phone (ie. not have to use binary blobs, especially tailored to Android) but that won’t be a deal breaker. Especially if we can get Ubuntu Touch and SailfishOS on it.

7 Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

Bought it myself, for myself, with money from my first real job :slight_smile: I preordered it with delivery number 2795 (because of the bank transfer delay sadly…).

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This is somehow releated:

I’m eagerly awaiting @Zissi’s results. :slight_smile:

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(1). Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

A fairphone 1, which goes to a friend, before that I used a Nokia 5230

(2). How long did you use your last mobile phone?

Fairphone 1 - 2 year
Nokia 5230 - 5 year and then it went to a friend where it still worked for 2 years.
Nokia 3310 - 5 years
Motorola cd 160 - 5 years

(3) How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

Motorola cd 160, the battery was giving problems so I changed to
Nokia 3310, again because of batteryproblems it was time for a new one.
Nokia 5230, it still worked, but I wanted a phone so I could combine a ‘TomTom’ and a phone in one product.
Fairphone 1, I wanted a smartphone for the wifi (the Nokia 5230 had no wifi) for apps, especially for the traintable, easier agenda,

(4) How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

none

(5) Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

I wanted a smartphone, but couldn’t find one which wasn’t in line with my ideas.

(6) .Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

Because of the fairness

(7). Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

I bought it myself. I wanted to change to the Fairphone 2 because of the better GPS. Luckely my friend’s phone is breaking down, so he can get my Fairphone 1 and I can justify it to buy a new phone.

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FP2 only or are you interested in FP1 owners as well?

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I think that this thread should be FP2 only because the FP1 launch dates back some time. The readers then can also be clear at the first look that the answerers here (will) use a FP2. But I allow you to use the questions in an own thread. (There could be more questions like “Are you satisfied by the FP1?” which now not really can be answered for the FP2.)

  1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    –> Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE
  2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?
    –>3 years now.
  3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    –> A lot. My first one was a used Siemens S1 early 90s. It had a pull-out antenna and was heavy weight. After that came a Motorola, several Siemens (at least 2, maybe 4) and 2 Sony Ericssion
  4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    –>A Sony Ericsson Slider with external keyboard and the current Samsung S3.
  5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?
    –>I had to change the battery already more than a year ago. I have memory issues and the phone apps run slower and slower and sometimes freeze off.
  6. Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?
    –>I like the concept and share the goals of fairphone, so I decided to support with €’s. And beyond, I don’t like the situation of 3 providers dividing the world market, this is far to few competition for the big companies. And all of it is pressing the supply chain. If there were more companies developing and selling mobile devices they would not be oligopoly demand for e.g. manufacturing.
  7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?
    Bought it myself.
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  1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    Galaxy S4 mini dual sim

  2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?
    1.5 year

  3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    Six:
    Nokia 3310, Ericson Cyber-shot, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Y-pro, Wiko Cink Slim, Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

  4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    Four:
    Samsung Nexus S (single sim): 2 years
    Samsung Galaxy Y-pro (single sim for pro): 1 year along with Nexus S
    Wiko Cink Slim (dual sim): 1.5 year
    Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (dual sim): 1.5 year

  5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?
    For now, I have no reason. I may even continue and use my old mobile for a while, and use the Fairphone as a dev terminal (not sure I’ll get the time though).

  6. Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?
    I want to believe in the utopia. I wish I was not just a cash cow in this world. I’m concerned. Durable phone sounds good, I hope this will become the norm. I’ll stick to it, I hope I’ll use it for at least five years.

  7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?
    By myself, for myself, with my wife’s consent :stuck_out_tongue: .

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  1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    Nokia Lumia 820

  2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?
    2,5 years

  3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    Six:
    Nokia 3210
    Nokia 3310
    Nokia 6021
    Nokia 3109
    Nokia 6700
    Nokia C5
    Yes, I’m a Nokia addict, so the FP2 is my first non-Nokia phone :smiley:

  4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
    One:
    Nokia Lumia 820

  5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?
    Because I liked the Fairphone idea.
    I gave my old smartphone to my wife, who had an old outdated phone (no smartphone).

  6. Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?
    Because I liked the Fairphone idea.

  7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?
    I bought it myself

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1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

Currently using an Xperia Mini.

2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?

Bought in early 2012, so pretty much exactly four years.

3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

Five. That’s including my current phone and a shared family mobile back when they were slowly breaking into the general consumer market.

4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

I’m on my first one.

5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

It’s constantly wigging out on me, doing funny things to the settings on its own terms. As a phone it’s still doing its job, but it’s lacking in the smart department. At only a couple hundred MB of internal storage even minor software updates are impossible, and Wi-Fi reception is spotty at best. In technical terms it’s always been a dumb phone in disguise, and I’ve gotten used to it. The real problem is that it’s replaced my alarm clock (praise tantalum for vibration alarms), and my particular phone came with a built-in flux capacitor, so each morning I might wake up at some random hour some time in the 80’s. Also, I would kind of like to have a real smartphone that actually lets me do things.

6. Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool slacktivist. I choose to do “the right thing” whenever convenience allows. I’ve had an eye on FP since they were crowdfunding their first phone. Back then, the consumer in me was itching to get one, but I did have a functional phone and FP explicitly told potential buyers in my situation not to buy for the sake of sustainability, which instantly doubled my admiration of and respect for their mission. Enter FP2, except this time I will be more than happy to ditch my current phone for the above reasons. The price tag weighed heavy, which is why I was hesitant to commit until the very end of the crowdfunding phase. I did eventually because at the end of the day I truly believe the product and people behind it deserve all the support they can get.

7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

Mememe all the way :wink:

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I had a Lumia 630.

I got the phone in summer 2014, after my previous phone was stolen.

I had some Siemens dumbphone followed by a Nokia 3310, an iPhone and then a Lumia 800. Including the Lumia 630 - that’s 3 smartphones, and 5 phones altogether.

It was… erm… not very good. Web pages crashed after around 20 seconds, almost without fail. It broke completely at the end of November.

I’ve felt quite uncomfortable about the ethics of smartphone production for a while, and stumbled on Fairphone by accident.

It’s all mine! evil laugh

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

I’ve had my Sony phone since August 2015

About 8.

Not sure but 4 I believe.

It is not old but I don’t like it. I can’t open it so I don’t own it. It took me nearly 2 weeks to work out a way to root it. It is also waterproof, which means if you open it, it no longer is. The battery is stuck on to the mainboard and everything in there is extremely fragile. It is a beautiful, excellent phone, but very unexciting to people like me. I will support sustainability by selling it.

I like the ethics, the aims and everything behind the Fairphone. I also like to experiment with my hardware, repair it, modify it and customize it - which I believe I will be able to do in a much larger extent with a FP2.[quote=“tofra, post:1, topic:11524”]

  1. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?
    [/quote]

I have bought it myself for myself.

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  1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?
  • Nokia 1100
  1. How long did you use your last mobile phone?
  • I didn’t keep a record of when I bought it on a second-hand marketplace, I’ve no paper or digital record with a date, but probably some 5 years or so.
  1. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
  • Alcatel 311, it died down after some 2-3 years of use
  • Nokia 1100, bought new, lasted me some 4-5 years before it started disfunctioning and I bought my second hand Nokia.
  • Nokia 1100, the later second hand one, has now merged with the former one (that I kept as backup), with my current phone lasting some 4-5 years until this year when I started combining the best functioning parts of both (phone, cover, keyboard, battery) to keep it alive till the FP2 arrives.
  1. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?
  • None.
  1. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?
  • To create a voice for change in the electronics industry. My hope is this initiative will spread out and we’ll see desktops, laptops and tables with fairly mined minerals and assembled in worker-friendly factory conditions.
  1. Why have you chosen a Fairphone and not another smartphone?
  • Because I didn’t want a smartphone at all, I’m very much afraid of theft and fraud and decided my next phone after the Nokia 1100 dies down would be a dumbphone again, but then I got very enthusiastic and happy from reading about the project, about what the FP team is doing to start a movement to bring fairness and sustainability to the electronics industry. Being very depressed about the state of the world for half my life and for instance about what I’ve read about tin-mining on Bali and tantalum-mining in the Congo, something that lifts my mood is a welcome change, so I bought a smartphone to support fairer more sustainable electronics by ‘voting with my wallet’.
  1. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?
  • I bought it myself and I’m happy with well-spent cash, just anxious about possible bugs that’ll appear as this is the first ever modular phone - and still anxious about such an expensive phone getting stolen or hacked. But that anxiety is a sacrifice I’m making for the mood-improvement of being part of a small start in changing the way electronics are produced…
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1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

I won’t receive mine untiul I return home in February, so until then I’m alternating between my iphone 5 and a cheap basic nokia phone (the iphone doesn’t support sims local to my area for some reason)

2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?

The iphone 5 has had a longer life than it might’ve - got it second-hand off eBay three years ago, and after it got stepped on a year ago I sent it off to the insurance people to be repaired (a perk of my bank account) and bought the nokia phone. The latter has lasted one year.

3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

I think I’d say about 7 - used a succession of cheaper phones as a teenager for security’s sake or emergencies, and upgraded to my Dad’s old iphone 3G, then a 4 a few years later, and now my current 5.

4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

See above - about 3, always second-hand.

5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

It’s a combination of a number of factors. The inconvenience and £60 fee for repair of my iphone 5 last year has taught me to value repairability and longevity rather than continually updating to new models; the 16-GB storage space without the possibility of expansion grows irritating; and I’d like to detach from the general Apple super-connectivity.

6. Why have you choosed a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

Initially I was thinking of getting a Jolla, and I’ve been exploring modularity in smartphones as news progresses. Sadly, Project Ara is no nearer completion now than when I heard of it two years ago, and looks increasingly unviable in the long-term (especially as there is thusfar no convincing solution to the problem of dropping an Ara and the modules flying everywhere). I like the idea of a phone that is built to last and to repair, that symbolises a movement for change and equity rather than ceding to a corporate empire. It helps that the FP2 design is beautiful, rather reminding me of the “Swiss Army Credit Card” put out by Victorinox ages ago…

7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

Both! I bought it for myself as a present, buoyed by my first-year GDL exam results in November. Contributed to the crowdfunding campaign in its final few weeks, and will get one of those special-edition models right out of the gate. Looking damned forward to it, I can tell you.

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[quote=“tofra, post:1, topic:11524”]
1- Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?[/quote]
FP1

Almost 2 years (it was shipped on 09.01.2014)

6: Siemens S11E, Nokia 6130i, Nokia 6230, Nokia E65 (still looking for a new owner, anyone interested?), Nokia N95 8G, FP1
When I got a new phone, the old one was used for my second SIM/as a spare phone and its predecessor was given to a friend.

1: FP1

I really like my FP1, it replaced almost all my other devices (digital camera, e-book reader, tablet, notebook), at least when I’m not at home, but I’m really longing for a better camera and a larger screen (that has always been my reason to get a new phone). And on the other hand, it really makes me nervous not to have a good spare phone in case it gets damaged or stolen. I’d really hate to switch back now to good old Symbian…

When I first heard about the FP1 crowdfunding campain back in june 2013, I liked the idea so much that I decided to support it to make Fairphone possible. Otherwise, maybe I would still walk around carrying several kilos of devices and their proprietary chargers…
And this year, I couldn’t resist the temptation to preorder FP2, because I’m quite unhappy with most of the fotos I took during the last 2 years and the modularity concept is sooooo cool.

I bought it by myself.

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1. Which mobile phone did you use before the Fairphone 2?

A Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

2. How long did you use your last mobile phone?

About three years and it was actually still working fine until I lost it… :frowning:

3. How many mobile phones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

Phew. About eight.

Alcatel Brickstone, don’t remember the model (second hand)
Siemens C25 (second hand)
Nokia 3310 (second hand)
Siemens A55 (new but it died after 2 years or so)
Nokia 3100 (new)
Nokia 6610i (second hand)
Sony Ericsson K310i (new)
Samsung Slider, don’t know the model (second hand)

4. How many smartphones did you use before the Fairphone 2?

Two, a second hand iPhone 3G that actually worked perfectly fine until Apple decided to stop updating the OS for this model and I couldn’t use some apps any more :angry:
And then my Samsung S3 mini.

5. Why have you decided not to use your old mobile phone anymore?

Lost the old one, really annoying…

6. Why have you chosen a Fairphone and not another smartphone?

I like the concept and I want to support the idea of fair electronics. I don’t want to have to buy something new every two years and I’d rather have something reliable that lasts for a loooooong time than the newest technology that is gonna be outdated in any case after one year.

7. Have you bought the Fairphone 2 by yourself, did you get it as a present or where did you get the Fairphone 2?

Bought it myself and I can’t wait for it to arrive!!

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Samsung Xcover (first edition).

Must be about 3 years. Only had to replace the batteries before last summer. Now it will become a second phone for my significant other (after flashing cyanogen on it to get rid of the bloatware and finally have an OS upgrade).

5 (in about 15 years)

4 (of which one was the openmoko phone)

  • bloatware
  • only phone so need a second one to experiment with cyanogen
  • was getting difficult to install new apps
  • OS (android 2.3) was getting ridiculously out of date

Fairness in materials, processes and OS.

By myself.

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