Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware

Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware

Have you gone to an extent that one can say that you are sick of having smartphones that can’t be repaired? I know that you end up creating e-waste instead of just fixing the damn thing up and using it for another year. How does that feel? “Annoying or sad?” Well, any can be used to describe that experience you may be going through. Simply it feels just annoying. Here comes an alternative for you! Enter the Fairphone 2, it is made with open hardware and is designed to be completely fixable.

Although the Fairphone won’t necessarily give you an iPhone 6S equivalent experience, I can guarantee you that you are going to have a phone that you can play with — inside and out. Besides, it is designed such that it can be recycled, repaired, and long-lasting. You cannot ignore its specifications as they are pretty good, too. Here are some of the features;

Its 5” display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and it’s packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It features a 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel camera. Those were just the advantage side of it. Well, advantages go along with disadvantages. The disadvantage of the Fairphone is that it only runs Android Lollipop current, but then there is a prospect that this could change.

The main attraction/ attention drawn to its customers making them want to possess it is that it’s hacker and maker-friendly. It can be seen that most phones are hard to reuse because they break when you dismantle them. Because of this weakness they, are not Fairphones.  Fairphones are designed in such a way that they can be taken apart, upgraded, and repaired. This feature makes Fairphones sustainable as well. Average smartphones’ components can be said to bring in less money than the cost recyclers pay workers to dismantle all their fixed-together parts. However, with the Fairphone, recyclers can rip them apart quickly and sell every little bit.

The Fairphone project has been going on since its initiation in the year 2010. This project represents a DIY version of the dream behind Google’s now-canceled Project Ara, a modular smartphone with replaceable components.

Now that you have an alternative to that darn thing you have, it’s time to check out on a true friend, the Fairphone 2.  It’s the most appropriate time to pre-order them!

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