Fairphone 3+


Fairphone 3+
Fairphone 3+ (3 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 8 x 1.8 GHz, Kryo 250
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
5.65 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 427 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 158 x 71.8 ( = 0.39 x 6.22 x 2.83 in)
3040 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.8, 1/2.0", 0.8µm
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0, 1/3.1"
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 50% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fairphone 3+

Fairphone 3+ Review: A Sustainable Phone Worth Using?
Source: Know Your Mobile English
Should you buy the Fairphone 3+? Well if you’re reading this article you must be interested and with good reason. The phone delivers a smartphone experience and it does so without any glaring omissions that would make you feel like you’ve compromised greatly. You get all of this while knowing you’ve helped the world through buying a more environmentally friendly phone that features a modular design, allowing for upgrades to keep your phone feeling fresh, saving you from spending more money on a new phone and saving the world from more technological waste. So in summary we applaud Fairphone for it’s stance here and for making a truly usable smartphone that delivers on the brand’s and their customer’s morality. It won’t be everyone which is a shame, but for those looking to make a difference, there’s no better time to adopt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2020
Fairphone 3+ hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Fairphone has its sight set a lot higher, aiming at goals like fair compensation for workers in China, fair-trade gold, fair cobalt and conflict-free tin and tungsten. Recycling and sustainability. Above all else, Fairphone's key immediate ambition is to convince as many users as possible to keep their devices for as long as five to seven years at a time, reducing its carbon footprint by as much as 28 to 42%. Regardless of whether those are its own products, specifically crafted to aid the process or any other piece of tech, headed to an inevitable landfill. If you share the same goals and believe in them deeply enough, the Fairphones look like a great means to an end.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2020

Foreign Reviews

Fairphone 3+ an diesem Smartphone kann herumgeschraubt werden
Source: RP-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2020
Fairphone 3+ nachhaltig verbesserter Nachfolger
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2020
Fairphone 3+ Grünes Mittelmaß
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2020
Fairphone 3 Plus: Das neue alte Öko-Smartphone kommt
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; good connectivity; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2020
60% Test du Fairphone 3+ : le Fairphone 3.1
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
60% Fairphone 3 Plus: Modulär och hållbar telefonen i vässad version
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%


Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

SD 632: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight Kryo 260 cpu cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.189 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


Devices with the same GPU

Motorola Moto E 2020
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 632, 6.2", 0.185 kg
LG Stylo 5
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.2", 0.179 kg
Samsung Galaxy A11
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.4", 0.177 kg
Oppo A12e
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.2", 0.168 kg
Samsung Galaxy M11
Adreno 506, Snapdragon SD 450, 6.4", 0.197 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-09- 1)