Fairphone: the Sustainable Smart Phone

Since yesterday the fairphone can be pre-ordered. Why is this worth a news? Because this is the name of the program: Dutch designers, together with the charitable Waag Society, have developed a smart phone that is socially and environmentally compatible. Many do not worry about how smart phones (and tablets) are made. The raw materials come from mines that finance military troops. The workers are tinkering the small technical miracles under partly unworthy working conditions. And if something breaks on the smart phone it is often difficult to repair and the device is replaced directly by a new one. Fairphone presents itself-and that with good specs and a reasonable price.

Technical Information

Since yesterday, the technical details of the fairphone are known:

Dimensions: 123 x 64.5 x 9.8 mm, 165 grams

Display: 4.3 inches, qHD with 960 × 540 pixels resolution, Dragontrail Glass

Processor: Quad-Core from Mediatek (clocking unknown)

Memory: 1 GB memory, 16 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB (MicroSD)

Operating System: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera: 8 megapixel camera on the back, 1.3 megapixel front camera, LED flash

Battery: 2000 mAh

Dual Sim

Overall, the Specs make the fairphone a good mid-class smartphone, which can be quite impressive. Add to this the favorable price for this equipment: 325, -Euro.

Fairer Traded And Manufactured

The favorable price is all the more surprising when you consider that the fairphone is made “fairer” than many others. As a supplier of raw materials, Congo mines serve, which are conflict-free and therefore do not finance military troops. The working conditions of the Chinese contractor A’Hong are examined by an independent expert. The smart phone can be easily repaired and the battery is interchangeable. In addition, the materials of the fairphone are recyclable. The initiators of the project, however, restrain: “A completely fair-traded product will not be possible in the first year of production.” There is still potential for improvement, especially in the trade of raw materials. With the fairphone the right way is shown and proved that a fair-traded smart phone is not more expensive than the competition.And it gives everyone the opportunity to advertise with a purchase for better conditions in the production of smart phones from http://www.electronicsmatter.com/.

Pre-Orders Possible

The fairphone can be pre-ordered since yesterday at our site. From a pre-order quantity of 5,000 pieces the equipment goes into production. Current status: 1,300 pre-orders.