Ahh, the warranty disclaimer. Sure, its great that Fairphone isn’t anal about that but it is a lot of hot air.
I’d love to see that one in court:
That’s a Dutch lawyer’s take on it.
So what he writes is that the shop where you buy it, still has to give you warranty regardless of you unlocking your phone.
If you buy, say, a Google Pixel from Google.nl Shop and then the device just… the screen malfunctions a few months later. Well, that means its within the first 6 months, so the burden of proof is on them. Regardless of whether the device was unlocked or not. In this case, it is Google.nl Shop who has to give warranty.
But if you bought the Google Pixel from, say, Alternate.nl (not sure they sell it but lets assume they do for sake of argument), then it is Alternate who has to give you warranty. Not Google. And if that shop would go belly up, then it is bye bye warranty. Google does not give you warranty; you didn’t buy from them.
So yeah in that regard the good advice is to buy from reputable shops who don’t go belly up instead of hunting for the cheapest.