The €450 Fairphone 3 is probably the greenest phone you can buy

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Fairphone, the company that values ethical smartphone manufacturing practices, has announced its latest device.

The Fairphone 3 is the firm’s first phone since 2016, but is also built using recycled material and ethically-sourced precious metals wherever possible.

Fairphone also believes that phones should be wholly repairable, which means the 3 sports a removable battery (at 3000mAh), and a piece-by-piece plastic design. There’s no glass sandwiches anywhere in sight.

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While we can admire the device’s design philosophy, does look quite dated.

You’re getting fat bezels top and bottom sandwiched by a 5.7-inch display, with a single rear camera (12MP) and front camera (8MP).

Internally, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a card reader also features. A rear fingerprint scanner, headphone jack, and Android 9.0 Pie also features.

The Fairphone 3 will be available in Europe from 3 September for €450 (or just under R7700).

Andy Walker
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