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  • Anonymous
  • pk4
  • 10 Jun 2024

Very good phone with stock android and good software support, those are very good features.

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    • Jpt
    • skK
    • 09 Apr 2024

    The Fairphone 4 is currently on Android 13. Could you please update the specs?

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      • Anonymous
      • TqI
      • 24 Mar 2024

      I don't think this person even owns the phone, this person just hates something he doesn't even know.

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        • Agreeing with Bruno
        • 4jD
        • 18 Mar 2024

        James, 29 Feb 2024Fairphone has no respect for its customers. I hate screens ... moreNo kidding, James - Bruno is 100% right about your predictable problem with the device. Seriously, you gotta be a special kind of dumb and/or entitled to complain about a feature that is Publicly Known info.


        Like the only way you couldn't/wouldn't have known about the notch beforehand is your own intentional, willful ignorance; refusing to read or even look at the main advert photo. Either that or you have an impulse-control problem and buy things before thinking and actually opening them before being sure, thus rendering the item unreturnable.

        Regardless of the scenario, the blame rests squarely on your shoulders; solely on your shoulders.

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          • Bruno
          • 3EB
          • 18 Mar 2024

          You can know these things all beforehand, then why buy the phone when you already know it and conplain afterwards? That is really dumb.

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            • James
            • 39x
            • 29 Feb 2024

            Fairphone has no respect for its customers. I hate screens with a notch taken out. There is no headphone jack. No decent camera software. I hate this phone. It is Unfairphone

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              • Bulge5
              • D6e
              • 23 Feb 2024

              Anonymous, 18 Feb 2024it seems something new is coming for fairphone 4 might be a... moreYes, camera module for Fairphone 4 can now be upgraded if one likes 👍🏻

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                • Anonymous
                • M4S
                • 18 Feb 2024

                besides android 13 already very long available on this phone why is it not updated here

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                  • Anonymous
                  • M4S
                  • 18 Feb 2024

                  it seems something new is coming for fairphone 4 might be a new android update perhaps stay tuned on their socials

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                    • Bulge5
                    • D6e
                    • 08 Feb 2024

                    Potato-Waffles, 23 Jan 2024I got the Fairphone 4 in early December and I am very happy... moreVery good choice 👍🏻
                    Enjoy the phone for years to come

                      I got the Fairphone 4 in early December and I am very happy with it. Its not for everybody, but that isn't the goal of the company or the phone. Its not the biggest or smallest, the fastest or slowest, the cheapest or most expensive, with the largest or smallest battery. There will always be better-priced phones in those regards. Instead, what it is: durable, fair-trade, easily repairable with parts available directly from the manufacturer and easily customizable. Its for people, who want to stick to one phone for a very long time instead of buying a new one every year. And for people, who want easy access to alternative ROMs, especially for privacy-focused users.


                      I am using it with the /e/ (a degoogled ROM). Instalation of it was very quick and easy, anyone can do it. The OS is fast and responsive. The phone's hardware is also fully supported by this ROM. Camera works very well. The Android apps I've tried, work well. I have not encountered a single bug, problem or hitch.
                      I tried the stock ROM for a few hours when I first got it, it was also fast. All apps worked well there too.

                      More importantly, in terms of repairability, its amazing to have access to parts directly from the manufafturer (rather than dubious Ebay/Aliexpress sellers with questionable quality). I am unaware of any other phone company commiting to this. And they are not chrging thar much the parts either. A battery is 30€ where I live. The phone is also super easy to fully take apart and requires only a screw driver. No heatguns or spudgers. Replacing the battery takes mere seconds and requires no expertise or tools (unlike almost all modern phones).

                      In terms of durability - the metal frame provides a lot of protection on the sides. I have dropped it on a tilled floor and it had no issues. The plastic back is also very sturdy. The compartmentalized modules incased in their own housings should provide extra protection against internal damage in case of a fall. And if internal damage is done, since it is not a single PCB, but rather individual modules, the broken ones can be replaced as opposed to buying the whole phone again.

                      The back also has a rough texture, which prevents the phone from easily slipping from one's hand. The thickness of the phone also helps to get a good grasp on it.

                      I am not a proffesional photographer, but the camera quality is very decent imo.

                      Battery life is very dependant on use - around 6h of non-stop youtube and around 5h of PS1 emulation with 3D games. Charge time is very quick as well - a type-C fast charger fills it up completely in less than an hour.


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                        • Jex
                        • 13 Dec 2023

                        Quite disappointing. Bought the phone in July 23 and got battery problems 3 months later. Apparently a known problem, an existing blog was closed 6 months earlier but obviously the problem was not solved. No feedback from customer support
                        I adhere to the idea, but the service is poor

                          Bruno, 16 Nov 2023As much as I love the concept, I have to recommend that you... moreI do not get it, what's stopping you from buying a new battery?

                            rainman, 20 Nov 2023Good concept, bad execution, the hardware is just to weak f... moreIt is actually ok for the price and almost suprisently cehap for how is made and the ethics of the comoany, if iphlone or otger c9mpanies woud have made devic3s 8n this way and with this ethics and paying the works more then others, you'd buy devices with 2500 euros. So fairphone is quite ok pricesd for what it is and stands for. But how would you know that? The the only thing you're interested in is:cheap?

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                              • Qio
                              • MW@
                              • 09 Dec 2023

                              i like this fairphone 4 very much the green color is nice but i chose fairphone 5 it is newer and with oled display now it can have always on display
                              i use now for 3 weeks works perfectly fine and buttery smooth no complains

                                Good concept, bad execution, the hardware is just to weak for the price

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                                  • Bruno
                                  • sqf
                                  • 16 Nov 2023

                                  As much as I love the concept, I have to recommend that you don't buy it. My battery died, it's been almost 2 weeks waiting just for a response to my claim. I've had to buy another phone on the meantime and I lost access to all my apps, bank account, etc. The concept is great, and I think the company made a bold move. the phone itself is good though limited. Memory is amazing. But service is deficient. You cannot keep customers waiting forever, because it just defeats the purpose if they have to buy another phone. Also, the FP4 had lots of issues: Camera doesn't take stills when recording, weather app not working, some shortcuts not working, issues every now and then, screen freezes sometimes. I love the concept and always supported Fairphone, but I could've changed a battery on any android (which is still aligning to the repairing principle) in 40 minutes for 20-50 euros, in any quick-fix store, which you can't do with Fairphone. So, not really happy anymore.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • AAs
                                    • 15 Nov 2023

                                    Fairphone 4 New Life Edition is available now via their website.

                                      Fairphone - good phone but customer service sucks

                                      Bought an FP4 just over a year ago and was quite happy with this purchase until ran into an issue with the display which was clearly caused by a manufacturing flaw. So I went to the website, opened a case and asked for replacement part citing all the usual information such as order #, IMEI, etc. given the fact that they taunt sustainability and easy replacement of parts by an owner as their unique selling points.

                                      That was where the fun started.

                                      Through what seemed to be an endless chain of mails back and forth they insisted of having this phone shipped to one of their service locations despite the fact that this was clearly a hardware fault (I also sent pictures of the defect itself as proof). Trying to explain that this would imply a mandatory factory reset due to existing standard operational procedures / IT security requirements before shipping the phone (in a addition to a complex change window due to the mobile device management in place), I deemed this round-trip completely unnecessary given the unambiguousness of the situation at hand.

                                      As this wasn't bad enough, the next step really got me going.

                                      After another chain of mails explaining the complexity of this shipment, Fairphone finally agreed to send me a replacement part requesting that I return the faulty display after exchanging this part. So I sent them the shipment details, etc.

                                      And then radio silence. No mails, no phone calls, no other communication. Nothing.

                                      Given the significant markup of their prices in comparison to similarly speced phones from other brands I do expect a corresponding customer service. But not this disaster (putting it mildly).

                                      Unfortunately I don't seem to be only customer with this experience if other similar RECENT cases are anything to by (eg, https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/653547b273ed32ce49feaba2, https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/652a93c0cd070a86280532ff ).

                                      So Fairphone, if you're reading this, now is probably a good time to get your customer service act together once and for all!

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                                        • D6e
                                        • 15 Oct 2023

                                        Fairphone 4 can also be bought with /e/OS for better privacy. It's completely de-googled so no Google on the phone at all. Besides it's compatible with android apps. It's the 6GB/128GB version.