The fairest, most sustainable smartphone comes from Amsterdam. Fairphone has been proving that consumer electronics do not need to have a terrible impact on the world around us since 2013. With their recent launch of the Fairphone 3+, an upgraded version of their modular Fairphone 3, they keep striving for a better world. Fairphone founder Bas van Abel is eager to tell about the steps the Amsterdam-based smartphone maker made in the past years. But he also points out the real change has to come from all of us: the people buying stuff.
Fairphone 3+ launched as new phone or upgrade
One of the selling points of the sustainable smartphone maker has always been that their phones will last for a long time. They do so by making them extremely repairable, bagging a perfect score at repair guru’s iFixit, as well as promising five years of software support. Not launching a new phone with small upgrades, just to get people to ditch their old ones was the point of Fairphone. So how did the launch of the Fairphone 3+ go down with the loyal community?