🇬🇧 Interesting links / news articles somehow related to Fairphone

But the Lightning plug is used by Apple for their phones since more than eight years. So every Apple user has a working charger and cable already. And packing a USB-A cable into the Box would have been completely useless, as USB-C is the current standard.

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I remember I once read an English article where some guy who usually reviews smartphone for a magazine or online smartphone site was using the Fairphone 3 as his main phone for a longer period of time than he usually takes when writing a review.

One of the key sentences to me was that he found the camera to be good enough for a daily driver, even if he has to point out all the flaws/what other cameras do better when writing a review for his magazine/website.

Unfortunately I can’t find that anymore and forgot to bookmark it.
Does somebody else by chance remember that article, too, and still has the link?

They will still have to manufacture 1 charger per 1 phone to meet the potential demand, which means same carbon emissions. If people would really care about the planet there would be a law and that law would be called usb-c for the next 100 years, which as you can imagine is an impossibility as it will hamper our precious technological progress…

In any case this particular case is such a trivial matter.

Well, the key-word would be potential.
They would estimate how many users order a charger and produce the respective amount. As time goes by, they can adjust their estimate to their experience.
In the end ‘ticking a box’ is just a slightly different approach than the one practised by Fariphone.

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Yes, in time, the supply and demand will even out, but there’s too many factors involved for this idea to be considered to be green in reality and not just on paper.
Do you believe this idea is not a show? What exactly we’re talking about here? Migrating plastic out of chargers into something else is what will happen.

7 min video of a durability test (e.g. scratching various parts of the phone, bending it, holding a lighter to the screen etc.) where the FP3 does pretty well I’d say

And that guy has 6.6 million subscribers. I hope the shop can cope with all the new fans :laughing:


That guy must be ex cia

I found two old posts of people mentioning this brand while asking a question but as far as I could see they didn’t write about the aspects that makes those headphone somewhat familiar to the Fairphone

“Designed to last”

  • Sustainable Design
  • Modularity
  • Recycled Materials


Edit: just found a modular, repairable laptop

Framework is a hardware startup, founded by former Oculus engineer Nirav Patel, that is looking to take the Fairphone model and bring it to laptops, even shipping with a screwdriver in the box.


I just wonder, how durable the so called “expansion cards” (i.e. exchangeable expansion ports to be plugged into an USB-C port on the mainboard) of the Framework laptop will be.
Since the bottom module of the FP2 was a kind of weak spot, this might spell trouble, if one is really switching those expansion cards regularly. Though the idea - of course - is striking.

Well it’s about time! But judging by specs the laptop will cost premium. My concern is the hinges, will they last a long time, and thunderbolt support which allows for external gpu. 11th gen Intel is decent but already eclipsed by Apple silicon (which I own).

And another Fairphone review on YouTube & an interview with the one and only Bas:


“Electronic anorexia” I’m coining this phrase.

I think I see a problem here very clearly, we want to innovate the products faster than technology can advance, as well the infrastructure to utilize that new technology, for example a slim smartphone with a removable battery is possible if we wait a bit longer until the graphene batteries gain momentum, but we can’t because of how competitive the market is, so what is the solution? To glue in the battery, to “hide the fat”, and when batteries will become even more slimmer we still will be gluing them to achieve an even slimmer phone (which I assume will also require the use of titanium or magnesium due to fragility).

Article from Heise mentioning Fairphone. (It’s in German, sorry!). For non-german-speakers: The topic is the EU and it’s (planned) supply chain law.


Interesting study on the influence of lithium-ion batteries on water scarcity.
I found this (really scientific) nature article linked in a German newspaper (Was Handy-Akkus mit Wasserknappheit zu tun haben):

Extended life cycle assessment reveals the spatially-explicit water scarcity footprint of a lithium-ion battery storage

There is also a PDF-Version for download


Article putting the spotlight on the role of SoC manufacturers in upgrading devices:


PocKit, modular Raspberry Pi (think: ‘Raspberry Pi Phonebloks’).

Website / YouTube demos / Reddit thread / HN thread


Is anyone using AirPods?

Unfortunately this service is just available in the US, but I like the idea behind. I guess it was never foreseen by Apple that one can use AirPods longer than 2 years.


I don’t know why fairphone isn’t mentioned in this article: Opinion | Your Smartphone Should Be Built to Last - The New York Times


Good question. Maybe because FP is not sold in US. Maybe because D. Beres is not aware of FP. You might try to update him via writing to letters@nytimes.com
EDIT: I’ve moved your post here as I think that altough Fairphone is not mentioned the topic is still related…


Here’s a video of some guy on YouTube with 14 million followers who talks about right to repair and how companies like Apple, John Deere and Tesla are working against it.