Fairphone 4

Fairphone 4
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Fairphone 4 green speckled overview
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Fairphone 4 green back
Fairphone 4 grey back

128 GB

Pro and cons Fairphone 4

  • Repairable
  • Waterproof housing
  • Big improvement
  • 5 year warranty
  • Durable means more expensive

Fairphone 4 with contract

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Fairphone 4 product description

Not only is the Fairphone 4 the world's best repairable phone, it's a big step up from its predecessor. And you get a longer than usual warranty. It doesn't get much greener than this

Honest materials, honest storey

We can only praise the mission of the Dutch Fairphone. The goal of most phone companies is to release a new model every year, and to make sure you don't use the same model for too long. At Fairphone they want you to use their phones as long as possible. And if they break down unexpectedly, that you can repair them yourself. And they want to use sustainable and fair materials as much as possible. This Fairphone 4 is made out of fairtrade gold, ASI certified aluminium, 100% recycled plastic and the cobalt and lithium is won in a fair way.

Fairphone 4 green speckled overview

Future-proof

Did the previous Fairphone phones always look a bit dated, this Fairphone 4 looks pretty modern. This is mainly because of the borderless screen with camera notch, but also because of the rounded aluminium side. The back is made of 100% recycled plastic, the most expensive version has a speckled green version. The Fairphone 4 is the first model of the company with 5G support. This assures you of a future proof phone that will last a long time. You get a 5 year warranty, as long as you register it before 2023. You can replace the parts with the screwdriver that comes with the device. Spare parts can be bought from Fairphone itself. Think of batteries, camera's, screens and back covers

Main Fairphone 4 specifications

  • Waterproof IP54 housing made from recycled and fair trade materials
  • 6.3 inch FHD+ display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Double camera (48+48MP) with 120° angle of view, f/1.6 lens and 4K UHD video
  • 25MP selfie camera in notch with f/2.2 lens and HDR support
  • Snapdragon 750G processor with 5G support
  • Choice of 6/128GB or 8/256GB of memory
  • Changeable 3905mAh battery with 20W fast charging

No headphone port, cable or charger

The Fairphone 4 has a spacious 6.3-inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution. On the back is a dual camera with a separate depth sensor. Inside we find a Snapdragon 750G processor with 6 or 8 GB of RAM memory and 128 or 256 GB of storage memory. The "4" came out with Android 11 and if we know Fairphone a bit by now, you can count on many more updates. With an IP54-rating the device is even water splash proof. What is missing this year is a headphone port. Fairphone also goes with the times. As usual a USB cable and charger are missing in the box. Fairphone assumes you still have one, and if not, you can buy it in the Fairphone shop.


Fairphone 4 in the news

Fairphone 4 colours Editions

Fairphone 4 with 5G announced; first e-waste neutral phone

Phone news ·

The Fairphone 4 has been announced. It's the first 5G phone from the sustainable Fairphone. It looks nothing like its predecessors, but is still highly repairable, easy to disassemble and made from sustainable materials.

The Fairphone 4 looks a lot more modern. Rounded sides, a borderless screen and a large camera module on the back. The Fairphone 4 also makes big strides on the inside. For example, there is now 5G support thanks to a Snapdragon 750G processor.

Fairphone 4 hands-on
The Fairphone 4 in real life

This now one year old chipset is much more powerful than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 632 in the Fairphone 3 and 3+. Moreover, the RAM memory is increased and available in 2 versions; 6 or 8GB. With the first one, you get 128GB of storage, with the second one, it's even 256GB. And then the memory is also expandable.

Dual 48MP camera

The display of the Fairphone 4 measures 6.3 inches, features a notch and displays an FHD+ resolution. It is still an IPS panel. On the back, there are now two cameras, both with a 48MP sensor. The main camera gets a bright f/1.6 lens while the 2nd camera features a 120° ultra-wide-angle lens with macro mode. The rightmost cut-out is for a time-of-flight camera for depth recognition.

First e-waste neutral phone

As usual, Fairphone uses as many fair trade materials as possible, including in this Fairphone 4. On top of that it recycles or refurbishes a phone for every copy it sells. This makes it the first completely e-waste neutral phone in the world. A data cable or charger can be purchased separately for €19.95 and €24.95 respectively. A new accessory this year is a USB-C to 3.5mm audio jack for €9.95. That means also Fairphone is ending putting the headphone port in its phones.

Fairphone 4 parts
The Fairphone 4 can be repaired by yourself

5 years warranty

The Fairphone 4 has an extra 3 year warranty on top of the standard 2 year warranty in Europe. If your phone breaks in the meantime, you can easily repair the part yourself. Parts can be bought separately. For example, you can buy a replacement battery for €29.95, and for the same amount you can replace the 32MP selfie camera. The 5 year warranty includes 5 years of software updates.

Fairphone 4 in Speckled Green, Grey and Green
The Fairphone 4 in Speckled Green, Grey and Green

The Fairphone 4 will be available on October 25, starting at €579 for the 6/128GB model and €649 for the 8/256GB model. Available colours are grey and green. The most expensive version also has an exclusive Speckled Green version.


Fairphone 4 5g Render

Pictures and specifications Fairphone 4 5G published

Rumours ·

Its existence was already known, and now its imagery and specifications are known as well. We're talking about the Fairphone 4. The largely recycled smartphone made out of fair materials and the first Fairphone with 5G support.

What's clear from the photos is that the screen edges have been dealt with. Fairphone is using a notch to incorporate the selfie camera instead of opting for a more subtle hole punch. The screen of the Fairphone 4 measures 6.3 inches which results in significantly more surface area than the 5.65 inches of the Fairphone 3+

Fairphone 4 5G in green and grey
The future Fairphone 4 in 2 colours

The RAM memory goes up from 4 to 6GB and there will be variants available with 128 and 256GB of storage memory. The previous model was only available with 64GB. The price is also going up. A single unit is estimated at 600 euros. It will be available in grey or green. Furthermore, we see 3 camera cut-outs on the back altho it seems that only 2 of them are occupied.

Fairphone 4 announcement

What will presumably remain is the high degree to repair and replace parts yourself. For example, Fairphone doesn't supply a charger but a screwdriver instead. Hopefully it has also done something about the dated chipset. The Fairphone 3 and 3+ are not exactly the fastest phones on the market. They don't have to be but it would be nice if they could at least keep up. We are now waiting for an announcement. This will probably not take long.

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Unannounced Fairphone 4 5G approved by Wi-Fi Alliance

Rumours ·

Fairphone is preparing a phone with 5G support. This Fairphone 4 5G has not been officially announced yet but it already has its Wi-Fi approval. The approval report appeared early at the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Dutch company Fairphone makes sustainable phones out of honest materials. The phones can be repaired by yourself, and some components can even been upgraded. This way you don't have to buy a whole new phone, you only have to change a single part. A new 48MP camera module, for example, as happened with the Fairphone 3+

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A Fairphone phone, still without 5G

It seems unlikely that existing Fairphone phones will be able to upgrade with 5G in a similar way. This requires a processor change. As far as we know that's not an easy part to change, but who knows, Fairphone might surprise us. They are going to do that anyway because we have no idea when it will announce the Fairphone 4 5G

Announce Fairphone 5G

The existence of a Fairphone with 5G was spotted by WinFuture who found an approval report from the Wi-Fi Alliance. The source thinks it could take "weeks or months" but that is still a rough estimate. There's nothing left to do but wait for an official press release.


Fairphone 4 specification summary

Dimensions 162 x 75,5 x 10,5 mm
EAN code 8718873972097, 8718819372158, 8718819372134, 8718819372110, 8718819372103, 8718819372097, 5413729239685, 5413729239678
Controls
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Colour display 6.3 inch, IPS
Hardware
Camera 48 MP, 48 MP, dual camera sensor
Front camera 25 MP
Processor 2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, octa core
Materials
Dirt and waterproof
Sustainable
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
5G
Build-in memory
Internal memory 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3905 mAh, user replaceable
Fast charging
Connections
Audio jack plug

All Fairphone 4 specifications


Videos about the Fairphone 4

Eva, the CEO of Fairphone, explains in her best coal language what the Fairphone 4 is. In short; very sustainable

The Fairphone 4 is the first "e-waste neutral" phone but what does that mean? This video explains it for you


Fairphone 4 alternatives

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Fairphone 4
Samsung Galaxy S21 (G991)
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (G781)
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (G990)
Google Pixel 6 (GB7N6)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android1111101212
Colour display6.3 inch, IPS6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.5 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.4 inch, OLED, hole-punch display
Camera48 MP, 48 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 8 MP12 MP, 50 MP, dual camera sensor
Front camera25 MP10 MP32 MP32 MP8 MP
Processor2.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G, octa core2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa coreQualcomm Snapdragon 865, octa coreOcta coreGoogle Tensor, octa core
Dirt and waterproof
Sustainable
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
5G
Internal memory128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)
Battery3905 mAh, user replaceable4000 mAh4500 mAh4500 mAh4614 mAh
Fast charging
Audio jack plug

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