Currently I’m choosing my next smartphone and I’m evaluating, if I would buy a Fairphone.
In the German product testing organization “Stiftung Warentest” the Fairphone 3 has “won” the last place because it fails on the raining test and get broken.
Because this is almost the only thing that is different to one of the best smartphones - and a water proof smartphone is a very important thing for me - it would be great to have an outdoor case like the Lifeproof cases for Samsung and Apple smartphones. I know that there are similar discussions:
Although this seems to be a discussion about the FP2, there is an argument I do not agree to and I want to mention: BertG says that an outdoor case is not feasible for a modular phone. This is not correct, because you only need to open the case if something is broken and you have to replace the battery or some other parts. The most time, this is not necessary, so even if it is not easy to remove an outdoor case, you can do that if necessary. After repairing the phone, you can use the outdoor case again.
In this discussion, a case is linked, but it doesn’t seem to be water proof.
There are waterproof cases like this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016I8T1AW?tag=aboutcom02lifewire-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=4158190|n2c87645f98fa4c1a9628fb763bc9532e16), also more general versions for a lot of different smartphones, but in my opinion they are definitely not for daily use.
So do someone know a company that provides an outdoor case like the Liveproof cases for the FP3 to turn the FP3 into an outdoor smartphone? Or would it even be possible that the Fairphone company itself provides such a case?