Is there a waterproof case for the FP4?

What is the difference in everyday battery life between a Fairphone with 6 GB RAM compared to a Fairphone with 8 GB RAM?
I understand that the one with 8 GB RAM always has 256 GB storage.

Is there a waterproof case for the Fairphone 4?
I cannot seem to find one.
Never mind, while searching I found this comment on this Fairphone forum:

So, when using a Fairphone I’m at higher risking having to repair my phone? That sounds not right. I have never had to repair my phones, because of the cases Lifeproof supplies / sells.

No this case

doesn’t meet my demands for a smartphone case.
I want a case that really protects my phone and since the fairphone isn’t waterproof itself it should be waterproof.
Or at least be a hard case that’s proven dropproof.

Smartphones are way too expensive to repair for me for not using a dropproof case.

There’s no ‘designer’ case for any of the Fairphones, the best you could hope for is a generic waterproof housing, for the beach etc. or heavy rain when attched to a bike’s handle bars.

The soft case however is effective in protecting against drops, it is flexible and takes more impact than a solid case.

By the way this about users ideas on what they want out of the FP5 there are topics that deal with cases and the FP4, so I have asked your query to be moved.

Until then search for such and I will also look and provide links

If a soft case also gives protection against drops, then why are all those expensive cases hard cases?
Are there soft rugged cases?

I feel like I’m missing something.

Anyhow, there are people I know that are reluctant to buy a Fairphone, because it’s not waterproof so a case that helps with that would be very useful for selling the Fairphone.

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I haven’t seen many or any hard or expensive cases and the word ‘all’ may only include two or three. :slight_smile:

Which expensive and hard cases are you reffering to?

They all provide for different user tastes

A post was merged into an existing topic: FP4 Battery life

I like Lifeproof as a brand and the cases they provide have never failed my devices.

I have used their Fre cases in the past, those were waterproof.
As other have done, I also asked them if they were developing a Lifeproof case for the Fairhpone, their response was:

, so we shouldn’t expect them to make a case for a Fairphone case anytime soon.

I am also really sad about not having a reliable case. Used iPhone with lifeproof case for decades and never had any issues after falls, water exposition or disinfection. Fairphone after a bit more than a year has 2 small breaks in the display corners and USB-C connection issues. Despite use of softcase and display protection.

As the USB issue is still under warranty, it would have been cheaper for the fairphone makers to subsidize a proper case.

Maybe the company can initiate a cooperation with a producer of waterproof cases?

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I would not buy a Fairphone 4 because it in my view the IP54 rating is not adequate and no waterproof case is available. For less money I can buy a phone the performs better and has an IP68 rating and buy a case to protect against accidental drops. I had a phone that was ruined because I used it in the rain. I venture into semi-wilderness areas and want a phone that I can use for emergency purposes.

Hi Doug and welcome to the forum.

Whereas that is true the Fairphone wasn’t designed with those goals, it was to improve the pay and conditions of miners and factory workers, whilst also providing the end user with some degree of modularity so they can swap modules as a repair option.

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