Fairphone 4 – Most Sustainable Smartphone to Date

Netherlands-based social enterprise company launched Fairphone 4, which the company claims it’s the most ethical, reliable, and sustainable smartphone to date.

On 30 September, the social enterprise company based in the Netherlands unveiled its latest 4th-generation Fairphone that comes with 5G network technology and 5 years of warranty as well as software updates, this means, we will get the major software update till Android 16 on Fairphone 4.

The new generation of Fairphone is designed and built with responsibly sourced and conflict-free recycled materials, including the body, which is machined from certified aluminum and 100% recycled plastic back. Under the hood, there is an integration of fairer cobalt and lithium into batteries. The Fairphone is the only smartphone manufacturer to use fairtrade gold in its supply chain.

The Fairphone is also developed as one of the easiest repairable smartphones. The company mentioned, “you don’t need to be an expert to swap out the battery and display, you can easily repair it even with the standard screwdriver.” It receives a Repairability Score of 9.3 out of 10 which is given by the French Repairability Index.

Here’s the Full Specification of the new 4th-generation Fairphone.

Fairphone 4 -Specifications
  • Display:
    • 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
    • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
    • 409-pixel density
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Cameras:
    • Triple Rear Camera Setup:
      • 48MP primary-wide-angle lens with f/1.6 aperture
      • 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture
      • TOF (Time-of-flight) 3D depth camera
    • Front Camera:
      • 25MP wide-angle front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Internals:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G octa-core processor
    • GPU: Adreno 619
    • Operating System: Android 11
  • Biometrics:
    • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Connectivity:
    • 5G
    • Bluetooth 5.1
    • USB Type-C port
    • Dual SIM (nano)
  • Battery:
    • 3905 mAh removable battery
    • 20W fast charging
    • 50% charge in 30 minutes (Company claimes)
    • (Power adaptor and charging cable sold separately)
  • Weight: 225 grams
  • Variants:
    • 6GB RAM and 128GB storage
    • 8GB RAM and 256GB storage
  • Colors:
    • Gray
    • Green
    • Speckled Green
Pricing and Availability

The pricing of the new Fairphone 4 is €579 in Europe for the base 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, and the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage model costs €649. The pre-orders of the new Fairphone are already begun at the official Fairphone website and the availability will be started from October 25 in Europe.

The base variant only comes in a Grey color option, while other variants are available to purchase in Green, Grey, and exclusive Speckled Green color.

Note: 5 years warranty on the Fairphone 4 is only applying when you register your smartphone and purchase before 31st December 2022.

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