looking forward to this review.
Honestly da best eco friendly phone on the market.
Shame is that is not available in all 206 countries in world.
Wereweeb, 16 Sep 2023Incredibly thoughtless comment. A midrange desktop from 10 years ago (Intel Sandy Bridge) is s... moreIdk man...maybe it's the software's fault, but I've tried older devices (samsung s4, iphone 6s, sony whatever tf it was called back when they had garbage naming) and they all felt INCREDIBLY slow. Despite the fact that they had flagship processors for their time (idk if that's true for the sony), they felt slower than a phone with a snapdragon 730. I expect phones with midrange chips to be even worse after that many years...
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2023As long as it is not filled with bloat like what Samsung did to their old phones. Have you see... moreSure, but if you are the kind of person to tinker with your phone and remove useless apps and make other improvements, why buy this phone? Surely there are other devices with better hardware, cheaper, more popular that are easier to work with no?
st0rmtr00per, 17 Sep 2023The chip is made for many different devices that get much longer support than chips made for p... moreIt's the raw power that will keep the it from feeling like a chore when you open apps years down the line...if you only use it for basic apps like messaging and a youtube video every now and then, then yes, you won't need a flagship chip. But anything more than that and the difference between an old midrange chip and an old flagship chip will become very apparent. Not to mention camera quality, internet speed, bluetooth connection, storage speed etc
Wereweeb, 16 Sep 2023Incredibly thoughtless comment. A midrange desktop from 10 years ago (Intel Sandy Bridge) is s... moreAs much as I hate this company, as long as they do not have bloat like ONEui by default and give an option for those who want to remove GMS (shocking, I know), this phone will be fine.
Americans have twisted the world into thinking that anything older than two years is a trash. Thanks to their scammy telco business model.
Digdigfig, 16 Sep 2023Making a phone that's supposed to be usable after 5+ years and using a MIDRANGE chip is s... moreAs long as it is not filled with bloat like what Samsung did to their old phones. Have you seen how fast their old Android 5 phones become when resource heavy stuff like GMS and Touchwiz (OneUI's ancestor)? Too slow for Android 6 but was blazing fast with Android 11? Imagine if that had official support instead of just nerds who tinker with it during their free time.
Maybe even the broken stuff will be fixed... but of course that ain't gonna earn them money lol.
Digdigfig, 16 Sep 2023Making a phone that's supposed to be usable after 5+ years and using a MIDRANGE chip is s... moreThe chip is made for many different devices that get much longer support than chips made for phones. It’s used in devices like IoT, machines used in catering, rugged phones etc. The chips is designed for long lasting. Your comment doesn’t make sense, it’s not only the raw power that is needed for long durability and long lasting life span.
Good to see a Fairphone getting a review treatment, the phone deserves attention for being the only kind of it’s kin 👍🏻
Digdigfig, 16 Sep 2023Making a phone that's supposed to be usable after 5+ years and using a MIDRANGE chip is s... moreActually, it is a great idea,less overheating, better battery life, still smooth to work with. If qualcome would be forced to update their drivers for more then 5 years, a 5 year support would have been standard by now, of course, with other forced implementations,like force companies to stop making ewaste and to actually do phones with sustainability in mind...
Wereweeb, 16 Sep 2023Incredibly thoughtless comment. A midrange desktop from 10 years ago (Intel Sandy Bridge) is s... moreno, just no. The smartphone soc is improving way faster then the pc soc as Intel stayed on 14nm for FREAKING YEARS, so computer SOC have little increase in cpu horsepower, while smartphone soc improve every day. Just try using some redmi note 5 in 2023 with a android 13 custom rom and that's how a 2023 midranger will perform in 2028.
My Huawei Y9 is a good example too-- the kirin 710f, a midranger in 2018/19 (equivalent to sd660 but with weaker gpu) is easily overwhelmed and turned into a lagging he11 by light scrolling of Facebook just after 4 years of usage.
Digdigfig, 16 Sep 2023Making a phone that's supposed to be usable after 5+ years and using a MIDRANGE chip is s... moreIncredibly thoughtless comment. A midrange desktop from 10 years ago (Intel Sandy Bridge) is still perfectly usable for basic office work, i.e. what it was designed to do. This phone's SoC has a CPU with 4xCortex-A78@6nm, it's equivalent to an older flagship. There's no way Android will ever get so heavy that this processor starts feeling slow.
Flagship processors are a waste of money if you don't play games on your phone, or don't use your phone as a desktop. That's the two things modern flagship processors are designed to do. The Fairphone clearly isn't a gaming phone nor is it a pocket workstation. It's just a phone. The SoC they chose was an excellent pick for a modern phone.
Making a phone that's supposed to be usable after 5+ years and using a MIDRANGE chip is such a dumb idea imo...app and even os requirements will increase over time
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2023Bad colours Excess of contrast. Excess of sharpening. Good photo does not have any of t... moreI want you to take a camera from 2001 and actually compare it to one we have nowadays...if you still consider the old ones to be better you have no idea what photography is
404, 16 Sep 2023What different league? You said an AVERAGE phone, that why I said iPhone 6s.Average on RELEASE. The iphone 6s was a flagship, not midrange like this phone
DVSeal, 16 Sep 2023The point of this phone is to show how much an A34 should cost if you didn't throw death ... moreWait, what? This thing costs much more than A34. And you can't speak of ethics if there is no 3.5mm jack. So since it's just another greed-oriented product, of course i'd chose the A34 over it if i had to. But because ot the missing 3.5mm jack, i won't buy any of them.
Androuser, 16 Sep 2023Iphone is in different league when it comes to long run. So no comparison What different league? You said an AVERAGE phone, that why I said iPhone 6s.
404, 16 Sep 2023> Who wants to pay a fortune for an AVERAGE phone and to tolerate it for 8 years? I mean, ... moreThe iphone 6s had a flagship chip at the time. Take any midrange chip that is 8 years old. The experience with it is horrible
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2023Exactly. Phone itself is not better than A34 for exampleThe point of this phone is to show how much an A34 should cost if you didn't throw death and human suffering at it until it is manufactured. The goal is to produce the phone as ethically as possible and use it as long as possible. If Apple or Samsung have to make a flagship like that, it would cost more than double what they are charging now.
You are given the choice to consume a product ethically here(at least as ethically as possible under capitalism). It's not about stats.