On December 2015, Fairphone 2 was the first ethical modular smartphone to grace the world. And almost three years later, it becomes the first and only Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 device to get an Android Nougat update.
Fairphone 2 is made from ethically-sourced supplies and can be easily repaired or changed with parts available on its website. When it was released, the device ran on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which was then updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. What also makes this smartphone stand out is it supports third-party operating systems such as Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch, and LineageOS.
The phone now houses a 12-megapixel dual flash camera: an upgrade that’s made possible by the device’s modular design. With the Fairphone 2, users can pay for the repairs or upgrades they would only use, instead of paying premium for a device with a lot of features that is useful to the user.
The company has also been very transparent on where the users’ payments go, and everyone can view the cost breakdown of the Fairphone 2 on their website. The Fairphone 2 is available in Continental Europe and UK for €529 (~PHP31,725).