I just love the idea of the fairphone, ordered the first one prerelease, now after having had a bit of a sidetrack with another brand i’m back with my FP2.
but damn it’s hard to sell the idea to collegues or friends. Especially because I just cannot be positive about the performance of both my devices.
the first one died after 1 year, with a blown up battery
the second one is 1 week old, and suffers from different problems which I would have expected to be resolved long time ago. I can’t find a release date but I see blog posts stating FP2 in stock in may 2016 so these child diseases i’m suffering from should have been cleaned up long time ago.
my phone reboots nearly every day
just had such a reboot half an hour ago. with only 14% left of battery it came back after the reboot with that same 14%, only to die 30 seconds later … I litterally saw the counter going down, 14 13 12… 3, 2, 1 Powering off.
not to talk about the fact that half the time i want to pick it up it does not respond to powering on through the button on the side. Oh i know something is happening behind the black screen, but i have to do weird stuff with it to get the black screen to show me the content.
This does not sound like a phone being in released over a year ago. this sounds like a phone released too soon and not tested enough.
don’t get me wrong, I would buy a FP3, or a second generation fp2 if that even exists, but I do urge you guys to make em more stable because even though I’m sold to the cause, the devices in my hand just don’t sell themselves to my friends / family and other peers.