I have a dillema: I bought a Fairphone 2 about a year and a half ago, and it’s showing it’s age already. The camera is frequently disconnected (I have to push it in to reconnect) and the screen is showing signs of weakness as well (it sometimes “burns out” and then loses touch). In general, the FP2 doesn’t have good coverage in the house and I can’t make many calls (in Montreal, with Fido telco).
So I’m considering buying a Fairphone 3, even though it’s kind of against the spirit of the whole thing. Really, I should have been able to keep the FP2 for longer than a year and a half… But finding parts is hard, and even if I would, I’m kind of disappointed by the camera and the whole thing (see this post for details).
So what should I do? Should I get spare parts for the phone? Should I buy a Fairphone 3? Where from? (I know that Vireo, Clove and /e/ now ship the FP3 to Canada, any other options?) Will spare parts be easier to get?
I’m also tempted to get a rooted Samsung S9 from /e/: that I am certain will work locally… But then I wouldn’t be supporting an ethical project…
Thanks in advance!
PS: oh and before someone asks about this, yes, i have just filed a support ticket about this.