The Fairphone 5 is now officially available for pre-order via the company’s website. That was quicker than anticipated. Choose between Matte Black, Sky Blue, or the brand-new Transparent edition. The Sky Blue version won’t be available until the end of September, but shipping is scheduled to begin on September 14. The phone is created by workers who are paid a livable wage and is made up of 70% fair and recycled materials. Even better, you can send your old phone to the business in the box the Fairphone arrives in, and they will recycle it for you. The Fairphone 5 is a long-lasting device. It has a 5 years warranty and 8 years of software support until year 2031. The manufacturer intends to provide the phone with at least 5 OS upgrades after installing Android 13 out of the box. The simplest tool required to fix this phone is a Phillips head screwdriver. There are eleven modules that you can change on your own without visiting a repair facility. By working with partners, Fairphone sells the modules. The new OLED display, the front and back cameras, the USB port, and the battery are all included in the modules. Let’s examine these parts in more detail. The new display is 6.46″ in size. With a 1,224×2,700px resolution, a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a maximum brightness of 880nits, it is an OLED. It has Gorilla Glass 5 covering. The new phone ditches the notch in favor of a punch-hole selfie camera with a 50MP sensor. This particular one contains a Samsung JN1 sensor, a 1/2.76″ display, 0.64mm pixels. The 50MP Sony IMX800 serves as the primary camera on the rear. The 117° ultrawide camera, which uses an IMX858 sensor, is the next option. This one features autofocus and a 2.5cm/1 inch macro lens. A Time of Flight sensor is the third module from the back. Fairphone chose a Qualcomm QCM 6490 chipset, an industrial part with extensive software support, enabling them to guarantee maintenance until the year 2031. In terms of hardware, it is equivalent to the Snapdragon 778G. Only one memory option 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is available. A microSD slot is included and can accommodate cards up to 2TB.
Additionally, keep in mind that this phone is dual-SIM with one physical SIM slot and one eSIM. NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, and Wi-Fi 6E are also available including 5G network connectivity. The Fairphone 5 has a bigger 4,200mAh battery and enables 30W rapid charging. Wireless charging is not available. The USB-C 3.0 port, which is also the only wired connection, is used for data and charging. The 3.5mm headphone jack is no longer present and will not be replaced. The new model does include stereo speakers, though. Keep in mind that the retail box simply comes with the phone and a quick start manual, the cable is not even included. The phone is more robust than the previous model while still being simple to fix. It has greater water resistance because it is certified IP55. Additionally, it has undergone a 1.8m/6ft drop test.