Fairphone 2 the company’s goal is an ethically sourced smartphone which promotes social equity throughout the life cycle and supply chain of the phone. The phone features a modular design in which users can replace and upgrade parts in order to increase longevity and sustainability. Additional features include two SIM slots for separation of home and work use or local and international use. Currently only available for purchase in Europe.
Europe, United Kingdom
Fairphone is the only commercially available modular phone. Other modular phones in design and prototype phase can be viewed here
users seeking an ethically sourced smartphone, users seeking a more environmentally sustainable option versus traditional smartphones, users seeking a modular smartphone
Over 100,000 phones including Fairphone 1 & 2 as of 5/2016
A complete list of technical specifications is available here
Length – 143 mm Width – 73 mm Thickness – 11 mm (back of case to top of glass) Weight – 148 g (phone) + 20 g (external case) Display size – 5 inch full HD Resolution – 1080 x 1920
All components of the phone are available for replacement:
-Fairphone 2 core module
-Fairphone 2 camera module
-Fairphone 2 bottom module
-Fairphone 2 top module
-Fairphone 2 display module
-Fairphone 2 battery
Not specified. All parts in the Fairphone 2 are replaceable.
5 inch full HD LCD screen
Android 6.0, for Fairphone operating system
4G, Wi-f- and Bluetooth connectivity
Qualcomm quad core chipset (2.3 GHz)
built to last
changing supply chains for the better
supports conflict-free mineral sourcing
An amplifier and nightstand are available separately. Both accessories are printed locally using woodFill 3D printing filament. When ordered, Fairphone will locate the nearest 3D Hub for manufacturing.
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Wernink T, Strahl C. Fairphone: Sustainability from the Inside-Out and Outside-In. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance Sustainable Value Chain Management.2014 Sep:123–139.
Akemu O, Whiteman G, Kennedy S. Social Enterprise Emergence from Social Movement Activism: The Fairphone Case. Journal of Management Studies. 2016;53(5):846–877.
Regulatory compliance text is available here
Fairphone Open, open source OS for Fairphone.
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