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Fairphone 3 Smartphone in Review: All Around Improvement

Hooray for repairability. The makers of the Fairphone can certainly claim to make the most sustainable smartphone currently available. While some devices will not even let you swap out the battery anymore the Fairphone comes with various modules in order to reduce waste. Let's find out how the concept evolved with this latest iteration, the Fairphone 3, in our review.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Finn D. Boerne),
Fairphone 3

The current third generation sustainable smartphone has certainly been improved over its Fairphone 2 predecessor. The most notable improvements we see are in design and cameras. Its internal hardware, bumped to a Qualcomms Snapdragon 632, an Adreno 505, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage, hint at lower mid-range performance levels. Comparatively equipped smartphones can be purchased for much less, and at 450 Euros ($500) you can get a lot more. The big plus for the Fairphone is its supply chain, which can now rely almost exclusively on fairly traded resources.

Fairphone 3
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 8 x 1.8 GHz, Kryo 250
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.65 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 427 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorrilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combo, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 400 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM (850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz), 3G HSPA+ (800/850/900/1,700/1,900/2,100), 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/20/26), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.89 x 158 x 71.8 ( = 0.39 x 6.22 x 2.83 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable, 3.5 hours charging time, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 300 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix IMX363 sensor, 1/2.55", f/1.8, 8x digital zoom, 4K video at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps, 720p at 30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4", f/2.0, 8x digital zoom
Additional features
Speakers: speaker and earphone, Keyboard: on-screen, bumper, miniature screw driver, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 0.388 W/kg, body SAR: 1.405 W/kg, fanless
Weight
189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
450 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Reference Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
77 %
02/2020
Fairphone 3
SD 632, Adreno 506
189 g5.65"2160x1080
79 %
02/2019
Motorola Moto G7 Power
SD 632, Adreno 506
193 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.2"1570x720
82 %
02/2020
Samsung Galaxy A71
SD 730, Adreno 618
179 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.7"2400x1080
83 %
12/2019
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
SD 730G, Adreno 618
208 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.47"2340x1080
82 %
05/2019
Google Pixel 3a XL
SD 670, Adreno 616
167 g64 GB eMMC Flash6"2160x1080
76 %
12/2019
Gigaset GS290
Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080

Case – Smartphone with Swappable Battery

The Fairphone 3 case’s primary design language is repairability, and it is made of robust plastic. The rear cover can be removed without requiring tools, and the battery is located underneath. Behind the battery we find two NanoSIM as well as a single microSD card slot. A total of 13 removable Philips screws are located around the battery compartment.

Once undone you can separate the display from the base in order to replace it if necessary. You will also have to remove the display in order to access other internal components, such as the speakers, the microphone, the USB port, the cameras, or the sensors. Prices for these components can be found on the manufacturer’s website. For example, a new display can be had for around 90 Euros ($100), and a new battery will set you back 30 Euros ($33).

Due to its somewhat old-fashioned design the Fairphone 3 is significantly larger than other smartphones with displays smaller than six inches in diameter. Its footprint is not unlike that of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10’s, although the latter features a much larger 6.47-inch display.

Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3
Fairphone 3

Size Comparison

163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs160.1 mm / 6.3 inch 76.1 mm / 3 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 167 g0.3682 lbs158 mm / 6.22 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 9.89 mm / 0.3894 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.2 mm / 2.92 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 208 g0.4586 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 9.65 mm / 0.3799 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs

Connectivity – Fairphone 3 with Headphone Jack

The internal hardware can be considered to be lower mid-range, and it offers enough performance for everyday tasks and challenges. The Android smartphone is charged via a USB 2.0-connected USB-C port at the bottom and features a 3.5-mm headphone jack. DRM Widevine L1 is not supported, and the Camera2 API supports Level 3.

Software – Sustainable Smartphone with Android 10

At the time of writing the Fairphone 3 shipped with Android Pie and security patches as of December 5, 2019. An additional security update, dated January 5, 2020, was already available for download. The device comes with a promise of at least one major operating system update, which means it is going to receive Android 10 soon.

The installed version if Android is very pure and clean, and it lacks additional third-party software. Installed microSD cards cannot be formatted as internal storage, and can thus not be used for offloading applications.

Software Fairphone 3
Software Fairphone 3
Software Fairphone 3
Software Fairphone 3
Software Fairphone 3
Software Fairphone 3

Communication and GPS – Poor Data Rates

The Fairphone 3 can take two NanoSIM cards simultaneously in order to establish 2G, 3G, or 4G LTE cellular connections. Thanks to support for LTE Cat. 13 it can achieve up to 300 Mbps downstream and up to 150 Mbps upstream. VoLTE is supported, VoWLAN not.

Supported near-field communication protocols include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi 5 with support for 802.11 ac. When connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router it managed to achieve download speeds of up to 275 Mbps but only comparatively slow upload speeds of up to 92.3 Mbps.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a XL
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
668 (min: 617, max: 692) MBit/s ∼100% +143%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
338 (min: 295, max: 356) MBit/s ∼51% +23%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
331 (min: 317, max: 341) MBit/s ∼50% +20%
Fairphone 3
Adreno 506, SD 632
275 (min: 235, max: 293) MBit/s ∼41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=562)
267 MBit/s ∼40% -3%
Gigaset GS290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
111 (min: 98, max: 120) MBit/s ∼17% -60%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Adreno 506, SD 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
49.4 (min: 35, max: 53) MBit/s ∼7% -82%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Google Pixel 3a XL
Adreno 616, SD 670, 64 GB eMMC Flash
580 (min: 548, max: 602) MBit/s ∼100% +528%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
327 (min: 321, max: 333) MBit/s ∼56% +254%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Adreno 618, SD 730, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
317 (min: 151, max: 367) MBit/s ∼55% +243%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=562)
253 MBit/s ∼44% +174%
Gigaset GS290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 64 GB eMMC Flash
107 (min: 81, max: 121) MBit/s ∼18% +16%
Fairphone 3
Adreno 506, SD 632
92.3 (min: 43, max: 227) MBit/s ∼16%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Adreno 506, SD 632, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52.8 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼9% -43%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø275 (235-293)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø90.4 (43-227)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Supported location services include GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. According to our GPS test it achieved an outdoor accuracy of up to 5 m (~16.4 feet). Obtaining GPS lock indoors was not possible.

The Android smartphone did very well when compared with our Garmin Edge 500 reference satnav. Its recorded track only differed slightly from the Garmin’s, mostly in and around turns.

GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Fairphone 3
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Telephony and Call Quality – Good Connections with the Fairphone 3

Fairphone opted for Google’s default telephone application. Phone calls were loud, and voices were clear and well understandable. Ambient noise was filtered out very reliably so that both participants were easy to understand.

Cameras – Fairphone Takes Better Photos Now

Front-facing camera sample photo
Front-facing camera sample photo

The Fairphone 3’s main camera features a 12 MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. Its front-facing camera features an 8 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The latter took decent portraits slightly pale in color. Individual objects were clearly delineated, and we only noticed blurriness when zoomed in. The only setting with direct effects on image quality supported by the camera application is HDR.

The main camera took great panoramas rich in detail with popping colors. When zoomed in we noticed a grainy pattern on uniform-colored surfaces, and the edges were slightly smudgy and blurry. Macro photos were rich in detail and colors. Nevertheless, they, too, showed a noticeable graininess. Poor lighting conditions result in individual objects no longer being distinguishable. A professional mode supports manual adjustment of ISO, focus, white balance, and brightness.

Recorded videos can be preset to 30 seconds, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or unlimited. Overall quality was comparable to the camera’s photo capabilities. Video image quality was crisp and clear thanks to image stabilization and an active noise reduction feature. Supported video modes include HD 720p (30 fps), FHD 1080p (30 fps), FHD 1080p (120 fps), and 4K UHD (30 fps).

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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The ColorChecker passport revealed that the Fairphone 3 captured colors darker than they should be. Our test chart was rich in details and clearly recognizable patterns but at the same time noticeably pale in the bottom corners.

ColorChecker
28.2 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.4 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
44.9 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
53.3 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
63.5 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
48.3 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
76.4 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
44 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Fairphone 3: 46.77 ∆E min: 12.85 - max: 92.93 ∆E
ColorChecker
3.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Fairphone 3: 5.86 ∆E min: 1.4 - max: 10.84 ∆E
Fairphone 3 - test chart
Fairphone 3 - test chart (zoomed-in)
Fairphone 3 - test chart (1 Lux)

Accessories and Warranty – Power Supply not Included

Included in the box are the smartphone itself, a bumper, and a miniature screwdriver. In order to avoid unnecessary e-waste, the device comes without a power supply and USB cable since most customers will have those already. If not, you can order a USB-C charger with matching USB-C cable separately from Fairphone for 20 Euros ($22) each. A modular headset with detachable ear pieces is also available separately.

By default, the Fairphone 3 ships with 24 months of warranty.

Input Devices & Handling – Decent Fairphone 3 Touchscreen

The Fairphone 3’s touchscreen is very smooth and responsive, and reacted very quickly to input. The preinstalled GBoard keyboard application allowed for fast text input. Extended drag and drop operations caused no issues whatsoever.

At the rear we find a fingerprint reader, albeit its position is too far up for short fingers. Overall, it worked very reliably and virtually instantaneously. Face recognition is not supported.

Fairphone 3 - input devices
Fairphone 3 - input devices

Display – Run-Of-The-Mill Quality

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 5.65-inch display features an IPS panel with an average maximum brightness of 490 nits and a brightness distribution of 92%. Accordingly, the Fairphone 3 placed in the middle of our test group. It reached a maximum brightness of 505 nits in the APL50 test, and up to 512 nits with enabled ambient light sensor. The lowest supported brightness setting resulted in 19.14 nits.

For brightness levels of 99% and below we found PWM flickering at a very high frequency of 22.32 kHz.

483
cd/m²
509
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
499
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 511 cd/m² Average: 489.2 cd/m² Minimum: 19.14 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 511 cd/m²
Contrast: 1065:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 9.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.21
Fairphone 3
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.65
Motorola Moto G7 Power
IPS, 1570x720, 6.2
Gigaset GS290
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.47
Google Pixel 3a XL
OLED, 2160x1080, 6
Samsung Galaxy A71
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.7
Screen
29%
36%
32%
36%
41%
Brightness middle
511
608
19%
465
-9%
625
22%
409
-20%
629
23%
Brightness
489
585
20%
460
-6%
607
24%
410
-16%
646
32%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
88
-4%
89
-3%
96
4%
95
3%
Black Level *
0.48
0.36
25%
0.2
58%
Contrast
1065
1689
59%
2325
118%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.4
5.08
31%
5.3
28%
4.38
41%
1.3
82%
2.7
64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
14.2
8.74
38%
7.3
49%
6.83
52%
2.3
84%
6
58%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.5
5.9
38%
4.2
56%
4.1
57%
1.5
84%
3
68%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.219 99%
2.09 105%
2.251 98%
2.22 99%
2.1 105%
CCT
9381 69%
7772 84%
6558 99%
7251 90%
6621 98%
6340 103%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 22320 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 22320 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 22320 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17878 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

A good contrast ratio of 1,065:1 was accompanied by an elevated black level of 0.48 nits, which was only good enough for last place in our test group.

Our CalMAN analysis showed colors with a blue tint which could be somewhat alleviated by activating the night mode. Manual adjustments or color presets are not supported.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
57.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.6 ms rise
↘ 30 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 93 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Outdoor usability was decent overall, albeit the display was a bit difficult to read in direct sunlight due to reflections.

Fairphone 3 outdoors
Fairphone 3 outdoors
Fairphone 3 outdoors
Fairphone 3 outdoors

The Fairphone 3’s IPS panel had great viewing angles and showed no shifts in color regardless of angle.

Fairphone 3 viewing angles
Fairphone 3 viewing angles
Fairphone 3 viewing angles
Fairphone 3 viewing angles

Performance – Well Suited for Everyday Life

The Fairphone 3 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, an Adreno 506 GPU, and 4 GB of RAM, and accordingly places in the lower end of current mid-range devices. Nevertheless, it was fast enough for everyday applications. It performed as expected of its hardware in our benchmarks. Similarly priced competitors offer up to 80% more oomph.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
285 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
861 Points ∼49% +202%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1127 Points ∼64% +295%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
639 Points ∼36% +124%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
688 Points ∼39% +141%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
285 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼100% +517%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1233 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1647 Points ∼84% +34%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1727 Points ∼88% +40%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1343 Points ∼68% +9%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
875 Points ∼45% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
1233 Points ∼63% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=92)
1961 Points ∼100% +59%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
271 Points ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
542 Points ∼97% +100%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
543 Points ∼97% +100%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
350 Points ∼63% +29%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
150 Points ∼27% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
271 Points ∼49% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=92)
558 Points ∼100% +106%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
5913 Points ∼76%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6076 Points ∼78% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7773 Points ∼100% +31%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
7558 Points ∼97% +28%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7377 Points ∼95% +25%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5068 Points ∼65% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (5785 - 6076, n=6)
5942 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 13202, n=494)
5834 Points ∼75% -1%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6907 Points ∼74%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
7498 Points ∼80% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
8885 Points ∼95% +29%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
9052 Points ∼96% +31%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
9397 Points ∼100% +36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6566 - 7498, n=6)
7099 Points ∼76% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19711, n=652)
6378 Points ∼68% -8%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2245 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2445 Points ∼88% +9%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2768 Points ∼100% +23%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2314 Points ∼84% +3%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2129 Points ∼77% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
2245 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4057, n=151)
2634 Points ∼95% +17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
450 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1731 Points ∼60% +285%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2153 Points ∼74% +378%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1416 Points ∼49% +215%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
466 Points ∼16% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
450 Points ∼16% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=151)
2899 Points ∼100% +544%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
547 Points ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1851 Points ∼71% +238%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2265 Points ∼87% +314%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1550 Points ∼59% +183%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
564 Points ∼22% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
547 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6644, n=151)
2613 Points ∼100% +378%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2281 Points ∼72%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2260 Points ∼71% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2827 Points ∼89% +24%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3188 Points ∼100% +40%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2532 Points ∼79% +11%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1619 Points ∼51% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2281, n=5)
2202 Points ∼69% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=500)
2171 Points ∼68% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
468 Points ∼19%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
423 Points ∼17% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2085 Points ∼86% +346%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2425 Points ∼100% +418%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1612 Points ∼66% +244%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
431 Points ∼18% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (423 - 477, n=5)
461 Points ∼19% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 9567, n=500)
2067 Points ∼85% +342%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
568 Points ∼22%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
516 Points ∼20% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2214 Points ∼86% +290%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2561 Points ∼100% +351%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1754 Points ∼68% +209%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
515 Points ∼20% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (516 - 576, n=5)
559 Points ∼22% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8204, n=501)
1920 Points ∼75% +238%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2323 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2702 Points ∼85% +16%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3193 Points ∼100% +37%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2495 Points ∼78% +7%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1619 Points ∼51% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2130 - 2323, n=4)
2200 Points ∼69% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=530)
2081 Points ∼65% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
814 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3101 Points ∼85% +281%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3646 Points ∼100% +348%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2537 Points ∼70% +212%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
642 Points ∼18% -21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (809 - 814, n=4)
812 Points ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=530)
2754 Points ∼76% +238%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
951 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3002 Points ∼85% +216%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3535 Points ∼100% +272%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2528 Points ∼72% +166%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
741 Points ∼21% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (941 - 951, n=4)
944 Points ∼27% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=530)
2316 Points ∼66% +144%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2363 Points ∼74%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2260 Points ∼70% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3210 Points ∼100% +36%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3171 Points ∼99% +34%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2466 Points ∼77% +4%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1541 Points ∼48% -35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2119 - 2363, n=5)
2232 Points ∼70% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=580)
2058 Points ∼64% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
419 Points ∼18%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
423 Points ∼18% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2296 Points ∼100% +448%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2237 Points ∼97% +434%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1487 Points ∼65% +255%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
440 Points ∼19% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (419 - 430, n=5)
423 Points ∼18% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 8469, n=580)
1730 Points ∼75% +313%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
513 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
516 Points ∼21% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2451 Points ∼100% +378%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
2394 Points ∼98% +367%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1631 Points ∼67% +218%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
523 Points ∼21% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (512 - 523, n=5)
516 Points ∼21% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7323, n=581)
1653 Points ∼67% +222%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2341 Points ∼73%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2309 Points ∼72% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2792 Points ∼87% +19%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3191 Points ∼100% +36%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2489 Points ∼78% +6%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1545 Points ∼48% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2132 - 2341, n=5)
2238 Points ∼70% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=622)
1922 Points ∼60% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
790 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
799 Points ∼23% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2999 Points ∼86% +280%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3498 Points ∼100% +343%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2428 Points ∼69% +207%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
630 Points ∼18% -20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (780 - 807, n=5)
793 Points ∼23% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12494, n=621)
2272 Points ∼65% +188%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
926 Points ∼27%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
935 Points ∼27% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2950 Points ∼86% +219%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3425 Points ∼100% +270%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2441 Points ∼71% +164%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
725 Points ∼21% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (913 - 936, n=5)
926 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9492, n=624)
1958 Points ∼57% +111%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
15123 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
16162 Points ∼73% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
21898 Points ∼99% +45%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
22054 Points ∼100% +46%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
14631 Points ∼66% -3%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11675 Points ∼53% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (15123 - 16647, n=6)
15916 Points ∼72% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=770)
15259 Points ∼69% +1%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14741 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14526 Points ∼28% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
52600 Points ∼100% +257%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
51267 Points ∼97% +248%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
35596 Points ∼68% +141%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11180 Points ∼21% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14395 - 14741, n=6)
14546 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=768)
25884 Points ∼49% +76%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14824 Points ∼37%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
14860 Points ∼37% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
40105 Points ∼100% +171%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
39608 Points ∼99% +167%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
26999 Points ∼67% +82%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11286 Points ∼28% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (14577 - 15000, n=6)
14826 Points ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=768)
20357 Points ∼51% +37%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
24 fps ∼29%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
24 fps ∼29% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼100% +250%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
84 fps ∼100% +250%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
58 fps ∼69% +142%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
22 fps ∼26% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (24 - 25, n=6)
24.2 fps ∼29% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=774)
43.9 fps ∼52% +83%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
23 fps ∼38%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
37 fps ∼62% +61%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
59 fps ∼98% +157%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +161%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
53 fps ∼88% +130%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
20 fps ∼33% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (23 - 37, n=6)
32.2 fps ∼54% +40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=783)
30.5 fps ∼51% +33%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
10 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
10 fps ∼24% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼100% +310%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
41 fps ∼100% +310%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
29 fps ∼71% +190%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼27% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (10 - 11, n=6)
10.3 fps ∼25% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=679)
25.8 fps ∼63% +158%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
9.9 fps ∼26%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
19 fps ∼50% +92%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
37 fps ∼97% +274%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼100% +284%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
28 fps ∼74% +183%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
10 fps ∼26% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (9.9 - 20, n=6)
16.1 fps ∼42% +63%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=687)
21.8 fps ∼57% +120%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.9 fps ∼23%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.9 fps ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼100% +335%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
30 fps ∼100% +335%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
20 fps ∼67% +190%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.7 fps ∼22% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.9 - 7, n=6)
6.93 fps ∼23% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=542)
20.8 fps ∼69% +201%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.5 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
15 fps ∼56% +131%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼100% +315%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼100% +315%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
19 fps ∼70% +192%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.1 fps ∼23% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (6.5 - 15, n=6)
11.8 fps ∼44% +82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=544)
18.9 fps ∼70% +191%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2.1 fps ∼19%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4.2 fps ∼38% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼90% +376%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼90% +376%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
7.2 fps ∼65% +243%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2.2 fps ∼20% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (2 - 4.3, n=5)
3.36 fps ∼30% +60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=292)
11.1 fps ∼100% +429%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1.3 fps ∼13%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1.3 fps ∼13% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.7 fps ∼67% +415%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
10 fps ∼100% +669%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
4.5 fps ∼45% +246%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.4 fps ∼14% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1.2 - 1.3, n=5)
1.28 fps ∼13% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=290)
7.98 fps ∼80% +514%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.7 fps ∼22%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
6.7 fps ∼41% +81%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼97% +332%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼97% +332%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼67% +197%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.6 fps ∼22% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7, n=5)
5.56 fps ∼34% +50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=296)
16.5 fps ∼100% +346%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼20%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼20% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼94% +362%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼94% +362%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼63% +208%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.9 fps ∼20% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.8 - 3.9, n=5)
3.88 fps ∼20% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=295)
19.1 fps ∼100% +390%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼23%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.9 fps ∼23% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +336%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼100% +336%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼65% +182%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4 fps ∼24% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.9 - 3.9, n=6)
3.9 fps ∼23% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=467)
14 fps ∼82% +259%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
3.6 fps ∼24%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
7.8 fps ∼52% +117%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼100% +317%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼100% +317%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
11 fps ∼73% +206%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.7 fps ∼25% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3.6 - 7.9, n=6)
6.4 fps ∼43% +78%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=471)
12.4 fps ∼83% +244%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
149794 Points ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
247507 Points ∼79% +65%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
266417 Points ∼85% +78%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
190804 Points ∼61% +27%
Gigaset GS290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
108862 Points ∼35% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
149794 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=96)
312334 Points ∼100% +109%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
820 Points ∼66%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1078 Points ∼87% +31%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1103 Points ∼89% +35%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
1237 Points ∼100% +51%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
1186 Points ∼96% +45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (820 - 1078, n=6)
1009 Points ∼82% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=711)
808 Points ∼65% -1%
Graphics (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1091 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1081 Points ∼28% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3175 Points ∼82% +191%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3878 Points ∼100% +255%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2815 Points ∼73% +158%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1069 - 1091, n=6)
1076 Points ∼28% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=711)
2428 Points ∼63% +123%
Memory (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1844 Points ∼43%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
2049 Points ∼48% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3466 Points ∼81% +88%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
4281 Points ∼100% +132%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
3316 Points ∼77% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1068 - 2049, n=6)
1742 Points ∼41% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=711)
1809 Points ∼42% -2%
System (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4430 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
4399 Points ∼68% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6426 Points ∼100% +45%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
6445 Points ∼100% +45%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
5507 Points ∼85% +24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (3865 - 4430, n=6)
4245 Points ∼66% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=711)
3376 Points ∼52% -24%
Overall (sort by value)
Fairphone 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1644 Points ∼48%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, Adreno 506, 4096
1800 Points ∼53% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A71
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2972 Points ∼88% +81%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Adreno 618, 6144
3392 Points ∼100% +106%
Google Pixel 3a XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Adreno 616, 4096
2794 Points ∼82% +70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  (1465 - 1800, n=6)
1676 Points ∼49% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=711)
1717 Points ∼51% +4%

Browsing performance was also reflective of its internal hardware. Websites scrolled smoothly, and media contents loaded quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
79.228 Points ∼100% +74%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
65.293 Points ∼82% +44%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
57.573 Points ∼73% +27%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=602)
46.3 Points ∼58% +2%
Fairphone 3 (Chrome 79)
45.445 Points ∼57%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
45.099 Points ∼57% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (42.6 - 45.5, n=5)
44.5 Points ∼56% -2%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
77 Points ∼100% +54%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=238)
69.7 Points ∼91% +39%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
62 Points ∼81% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
60 Points ∼78% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (50 - 58, n=3)
55.3 Points ∼72% +11%
Fairphone 3 (Chrome 79)
50 Points ∼65%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
16241 Points ∼100% +96%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
12771 Points ∼79% +54%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
11056 Points ∼68% +34%
Motorola Moto G7 Power
8420 Points ∼52% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (8185 - 8420, n=6)
8287 Points ∼51% 0%
Fairphone 3 (Chrome 79)
8279 Points ∼51%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=769)
7696 Points ∼47% -7%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=795)
9886 ms * ∼100% -96%
Fairphone 3 (Chrome 79)
5037 ms * ∼51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (4806 - 5037, n=5)
4899 ms * ∼50% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A71 (Chrome 79.0.3945.136)
3435.5 ms * ∼35% +32%
Google Pixel 3a XL (Chrome 73)
3360.7 ms * ∼34% +33%
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Chrome 78)
2769.8 ms * ∼28% +45%

* ... smaller is better

A total of 64 GB of eMMC flash storage is available, but it turned out to be very slow in both reading and writing. In return, the internal card reader performed on a par with its competitors when benchmarked with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card.

Fairphone 3Motorola Moto G7 PowerSamsung Galaxy A71Xiaomi Mi Note 10Google Pixel 3a XLGigaset GS290Global Average -3Average of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
84%
149%
250%
154%
26%
15%
29%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.77 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
57.18 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
73.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
12%
50.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=582)
-23%
50.8 (1.7 - 87.1, n=514)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
87.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
86.73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
73.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-16%
81.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
68.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=582)
-21%
68.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=514)
-21%
Random Write 4KB
16.96
72
325%
109.57
546%
118.9
601%
86.96
413%
19.77
17%
28.2 (0.13 - 319, n=1096)
66%
33.2 (0.14 - 319, n=862)
96%
Random Read 4KB
71.33
67.5
-5%
112.25
57%
106.2
49%
92.12
29%
54.7
-23%
50.1 (1.04 - 324, n=1096)
-30%
57.2 (1.59 - 324, n=862)
-20%
Sequential Write 256KB
130.12
215.21
65%
192.38
48%
243.6
87%
179.09
38%
196.75
51%
107 (2.04 - 911, n=1096)
-18%
122 (2.99 - 911, n=862)
-6%
Sequential Read 256KB
132.95
292.44
120%
493.04
271%
480.5
261%
315.6
137%
274.2
106%
289 (4.36 - 1802, n=1096)
117%
329 (12.1 - 1802, n=862)
147%

Gaming – Capable Enough on Medium Settings

The Fairphone 3 offers enough performance to run most current games smoothly on medium settings. More demanding games, such as Asphalt 9: Legends, will require low settings in order to run adequately smooth. Touchscreen controls worked reliably, and so did the gyroscope.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends

Emissions – Decent Speakers in the Fairphone 3

Temperature

With a maximum surface temperature of just 39.5 °C (103.1 °F) under load the Fairphone 3 remained comparatively cool. While performing our tests we found no problems that could have originated in high temperatures.

Max. Load
 34.5 °C
94 F
35.3 °C
96 F
35.9 °C
97 F
 
 33.5 °C
92 F
33.8 °C
93 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
 32.2 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
36.4 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Average: 34.6 °C = 94 F
31.5 °C
89 F
39 °C
102 F
39.5 °C
103 F
31.4 °C
89 F
33.6 °C
92 F
34.9 °C
95 F
29.3 °C
85 F
32.2 °C
90 F
32.5 °C
91 F
Maximum: 39.5 °C = 103 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260 / Fluke t3000 FC
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.6 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.3 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.9 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.
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Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The single speaker was decently loud and offered a fairly balanced soundscape for mids and highs. This allows occasional voice and media playback with acceptable quality. External headphones or speakers can be connected to a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.2402524.426.13127.3244022.725.9503332.46326.722.18023.422.91002123.812517.630.116018.244.720014.745.32501550.13151656.240015.760.250014.463.863014.367.580014.268.4100014.271.5125013.870.6160014.972.5200014.574.3250014.676.2315014.377400014.477.1500014.975.5630014.477.9800014.678.3100001575.51250015.171.51600015.569SPL26.787N0.868median 14.7median 70.6Delta0.611.529.826.825.22521.61724.728.129.627.722.520.325.122.920.120.919.920.320.827.417.629.717.638.617.444.316.153.413.96114.566.916.17514.578.514.476.313.674.813.972.714.571.914.475.114.878.814.773.814.867.214.963.315.162.4155815.154.726.986.30.961.2median 14.9median 63.31.515.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseFairphone 3Gigaset GS290
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Fairphone 3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 38% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Gigaset GS290 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 85% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 89% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – Small Battery, Decent Performance

Power Consumption

Overall power consumption was comparable to other devices in its class. That said, the Fairphone 3 was particularly efficient when idle.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.09 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.42 / 1.64 / 1.69 Watt
Load midlight 5.19 / 7.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Fairphone 3
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Power
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
Google Pixel 3a XL
3700 mAh
Gigaset GS290
4700 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-44%
-4%
-22%
4%
-26%
-28%
-20%
Idle Minimum *
0.42
1.1
-162%
0.63
-50%
0.7
-67%
0.7
-67%
0.88
-110%
0.924 (0.42 - 1.1, n=5)
-120%
0.887 (0.2 - 3.4, n=866)
-111%
Idle Average *
1.64
1.9
-16%
1.49
9%
1.8
-10%
1.63
1%
2.05
-25%
1.748 (1.64 - 1.9, n=5)
-7%
1.754 (0.6 - 6.2, n=865)
-7%
Idle Maximum *
1.69
2.8
-66%
1.51
11%
2.2
-30%
1.67
1%
2.1
-24%
2.36 (1.69 - 2.8, n=5)
-40%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=866)
-21%
Load Average *
5.19
4.1
21%
4.62
11%
5.2
-0%
2.64
49%
4.73
9%
4.18 (3.3 - 5.19, n=5)
19%
4.09 (0.8 - 10.8, n=860)
21%
Load Maximum *
7.2
6.9
4%
7.11
1%
7.5
-4%
4.62
36%
5.61
22%
6.6 (5.6 - 7.2, n=5)
8%
6.04 (1.2 - 14.2, n=860)
16%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Fairphone 3 managed a runtime of 11 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test, and made good use of its 3,000 mAh battery. Please note that some competitors come with significantly larger batteries.

Using a two-year-old Quick Charge power supply made by Huawei rated at 18 W the battery took a whopping 5 hours to charge. According to the manufacturer the Fairphone 3 should support Quick Charge 3.0 with up to 15 W.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 02min
Fairphone 3
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Power
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A71
4500 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Note 10
5260 mAh
Google Pixel 3a XL
3700 mAh
Gigaset GS290
4700 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
662
2143
224%
815
23%
1127
70%
709
7%
934
41%

Pros

+ consistent sustainability approach
+ great repairability
+ replaceable battery
+ protective bumper included

Cons

- unbalanced price-performance ratio
- charger not included
- slow Wi-Fi and storage

Verdict – Sustainability at a Price

In review: Fairphone 3. Review unit courtesy of Cyberport
In review: Fairphone 3. Review unit courtesy of Cyberport

The Fairphone 3 is a straightforward continuation of the sustainable and modular smartphone design. The modules are smaller, build quality has been improved, and the hardware is more than fast enough for everyday tasks. Furthermore, camera performance has been improved significantly, and users can now expect a good-looking well-made high-quality smartphone.

Apart from its high purchase price the Fairphone 3 has no shortcomings when compared to other manufacturers’ smartphones.

The decision for the Fairphone 3 will be a very conscious one. Its price is much higher than that of other similarly equipped competing smartphones, and its intended lifetime should substantially exceed two years. Otherwise, the replaceable modules might not make any difference whatsoever. And while the Fairphone 3 cannot keep up with the other manufacturers’ arms race, it is definitely worthy of support if its hardware fits your bill.

Note: the case was rated higher due to its great repairability.

Fairphone 3 - 02/25/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 66%
Weight
89%
Battery
89%
Display
81%
Games Performance
7 / 64 → 11%
Application Performance
52 / 86 → 61%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
78 / 90 → 86%
Camera
54%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-02-26 (Update: 2020-02-28)
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Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.