I bought a 3+ in February this year, and it is just lacking in performance. Even side by side with a Pixel 2 from 2018, it is slow. Camera is not as good and fingerprint sensor is temperamental. The dual sim capability was ditched after a few weeks as it seemed to randomly switch between the SIM cards for no apparent reason, which was very annoying.
I use my phone for work (I am CTO for a global software company) and would describe myself as a power user.
I am hoping FP have some good news about potential changes with FP4, and whether FP3/3+ users will get a main board module they can fit to the new spec as well, so its not just a throw away phone like the other manufacturers. This would seem a missed oppoertunity and just silly.
Price point is always a consideration when adding memory/processor/cameras, but perhaps a ‘pro’ model, or pro main module upgrade could work?
Great ethos and goals for the company, but the phones need to be available with more va-va-voom!
I have emailed FP with these issues / concerns, and I hope there is a resolution.
yes! I bought my FP3 nearly 2 years ago and i couldn’t see a reason to buy another one. I like that the people are paid well and fair but that it! I couldn’t see the positiv effekt for the enviroomente especially if they stop selling the fp3 after 2 years.
All the time i was fighting against the problems and all for the aspects for a better world and than this… I thougt i could use my FP3 for many years and could change the base and other parts… FP has failed. So RIP FP and good luck for the future!
If you can do the repair by yourself, that certainly is good for you and the environment. The thing is that many users cannot, and especially display repairs cost a lot, so people rather buy a new device than spend extra money for an old one…
Well the years are telling but you may have a few more FP3 year ahead. And irrespective of your expectations of Fairphopne and their failure to live upto your expectations, you have not failed.
You tried and you made a difference to the way you treat the world around you, keep doing that, the phone is/was just a token, a badge, a reminder of what you want…
Forget about the apparent failings of others and look at yourself and see what you can do, you will not ultimately fail in what you do but just change the focus of your intelligence and the direction you travel.
Because the “mainboard” costs more than the rest of the phone and leaves a major part unusable, after the replacement. Whereas buying a new phone leaves a working phone, which can still be used. And if the screen, connections, wireless capabilities stay the same, because all modules are still the same, most of the people would complain about the phone not being up to date, in spite of changing a very expansive part.
Ah. And the fact that many lives were saved by locating a phone’s position, that is just a “toy” for you? Well, if you are in trouble one day, make sure that you have your “toy” with you. A close friend of mine, probably at your age, fell on the floor at home headfirst, he was badly injured. Luckily he had his mobile phone with him to call his neighbor, who had a key to open the door, help him up, and drive him to the hospital.
To be able to communicate can save lives, be it by mobile or landline. Enough car accidents happen on the road, and if there is someone badly injured, every second counts. Should someone have to run to the next faraway village first, the injured person might already be dead before the paramedics arrive…