Fairphone and the story of the smartphone that wanted to be different


The original Fairphone was really a fair phone, but this second generation model goes even further. This is a phone that defies Project Ara and other modular concepts.

Owners can replace the screen, the microphone, the speaker, the camera, and the main circuit board using nothing more complicated than a screwdriver, with all the replacement parts available directly from Fairphone

You can get not only replacement parts, but upgrades such as a better camera. I wonder, though, if the logistic platform from this company can really meet the expectations of its user base.

Not bad for a phone that is not really cheap from its looks (525 €) but that is definitely a bargain for what it offers. Smartphones can really be different.

Source: Fairphone wants you to take apart your smartphone | The Verge

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.