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Fairphone 4

Specifications

Fairphone 4
Fairphone 4
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.2 GHz, Kryo 570 (Cortex-A77/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, or 8GB
Display
6.30 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
128GB / 256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.5 x 162 x 75.5 ( = 0.41 x 6.38 x 2.97 in)
Battery
3905 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Tpiple: 48MP (f/1.6, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + 48MP (f/2.2, 1/2.0", 0.8µm) + TOF 3D
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/2.2, 1/2.78", 0.9µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
225 g ( = 7.94 oz / 0.5 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 78.68% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Fairphone 4

80% Fairphone 4 review: Sustainable, repairable, and ethical
Source: Android Central English
The Fairphone is a nice phone and a change from the norm in all the good ways — as well as a few of the not-so-good ways. I am sure the company wants to sell enough products to stay in business, but I can't help but feel like profit isn't the company's end game as much as shaking up the industry is. It's also a nice upgrade from the Fairphone 3, bringing meaningful features like water resistance and a better chip for better performance. To me, the good outweighs the bad, and I would recommend that anyone in the market for a new phone in Europe at least give it a second look. The Fairphone 4 doesn't boast the best specs or a unique design. But it does offer a few meaningful things you just can't get from any other phone maker.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fairphone 4 review: A sustainable phone you might actually want
Source: Android Police English
The Fairphone 4 is a significant step forward for the company, and it is its first that I can recommend unequivocally for those who care deeply about a repairable, fair, and long-lasting phone. While there are some issues like the camera, the display, and the vibration motor, none of these are real deal breakers. I’m just so glad that Fairphone has finally chosen a processor that won’t be hopelessly underpowered over the next few years. However, I still stand by my conviction that iPhones are a close second. iPhones have historically been among the longest updated devices, with more than five years of software support being the norm. Apple also has a huge network of repair shops, both first-party and third-party, should something go wrong. Sure, fixing the iPhones is more cumbersome and will cost you more, and Apple doesn’t care as much about the fairness of its supply chain, but if the Fairphone isn’t available in your region or you want faster software updates, they’re the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fairphone 4 review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re looking for the most eco-friendly phone of 2021, the Fairphone 4 is far and away the best option for you - it’s the newest smartphone from Fairphone, a company that specializes in tech made from eco-friendly material sourced in sustainable ways and built in factories that treat employees well. We normally see one new Fairphone device a year, and the Fairphone 4 is 2021’s entry, but it’s the first ‘new’ device from the company since the Fairphone 3 in 2019. We say that because 2020’s Fairphone 3 Plus was actually just an upgraded version of the 3 - and we don’t say that flippantly, as you could literally replace the parts in your 3 to turn it into a 3 Plus. Fairphones are modular, which means you can easily remove and replace the components yourself if one gets damaged or you want an upgrade. This is great for the user, as it means you don’t have to pay someone to repair your device, and it stops you needing to replace your smartphone if one small part plays up. The modular nature of the phones is just one of many ways in which they’re eco-friendly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fairphone 4 5G review: A sustainable smartphone for ethical consumers
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Fairphone 4 5G is a perfectly serviceable mid-range smartphone, albeit one that can't compete with the rest of the market in terms of specs for the price. But that's not the game this phone is playing: Fairphone gives ethical consumers somewhere to go, and that has to be a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fairphone 4 review: ethical repairable phone gets big upgrade
Source: The Guardian English
The Fairphone 4 removes some, but not all of the compromises previous models have made for two big upsides: being as ethical and easily repairable as possible. It is chunky but with a more modern, distinctive design. It has a decent screen and 5G, but the camera isn’t great. Battery life is good but the processor isn’t particularly fast – fine for now but likely slow in five years. A five-year warranty and a pledge of six years of software support is far longer than any other Android manufacturer. And there’s nothing else on the market that is designed to be taken apart and repaired at home with just a standard screwdriver. There’s no headphone socket though, and wifi and mobile performance was a little weak. As with previous models, the Fairphone 4 best competes with the likes of the £300 OnePlus Nord CE, meaning you are paying about a £200 premium for ethical construction and vastly longer support. Overall it is a great device for people who want to support the company’s movement and are prepared to pay over the odds to do so.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Fairphone 4 Review: The Price Of Sustainability
Source: The Verge English
If you’re spending money on a Fairphone 4, your money isn’t being spent on performance. It’s being spent on that five-year warranty, the promise of years of software support, and the security of knowing that, when 2026 rolls around, you’ll still be able to buy a new battery and pop it into the back of the phone without having to learn what a pentalobe screw is. And, of course, you’re paying to ensure that all these parts have been made from as responsibly sourced materials as possible in the first place. Whether it’s Fairtrade or organic food or sustainably produced clothing, there’s the expectation that you’ll have to pay a price premium for ethically-produced goods, and that’s exactly the case with the Fairphone 4.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Fairphone Goes 5G
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise, has just announced the launch of its latest device. This is the Fairphone 4 5G which comes with the claim of being more sustainable, repairable and a socially responsible device. Featuring a five-year warranty to encourage users to retain their handset for even longer, the Fairphone 4 5G has been constructed using lessons learned from previous phones including a modular approach with eight spare parts, being available in Fairphone's workshops and worldwide distribution, for easy repair.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2021

Foreign Reviews

Fairphone 4 nachhaltig, reparierbar und gut!
Source: Techtest.org German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2021
81% Fairphone 4 5G im Test: Besonders befriedigend!
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 81%
70% ist das faire Smartphone bereit für den Alltag?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Das beste nachhaltige Smartphone
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
74% Nachhaltig produziert und dennoch auf Augenhöhe?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 74% features: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Fairphone 4 Nachhaltig und langlebig
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2021
80% Das Handy, das wir alle kaufen sollten!
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ein Handy auch für das überüberübernächste Android
Source: Spiegel Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2021
75% Fairphone 4 review: Fairdraaid goed, voelt goed
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Fairphone 4 review - Duurzame smartphone verbeterd
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Fairphone 4 - Het oog wil ook wat
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Fairphone 4: Le smartphone qu'on devrait tous acheter
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise en main Fairphone 4: Plus modulaire, compatible 5G et 6 ans de mises à jour
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Positive: Support 5G; good price. Negative: Heavy and bulky; thick frames.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2021
80% Test Fairphone 4
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Fairphone 4 [TEST]: Bæredygtig mobil med et godt fundament
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Fairphone 4 5G: Rättvisemobilen är bättre än någonsin
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Test: Fairphone 4 – Rättvisemärkt och helt okej
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 72%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 619: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 750G) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance is a lot better than the old Adreno 612.

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 750G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 570 cores (two fast ARM Cortex-A77 cores at up to 2.2 GHz and six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and a fast X52 5G modem (up to 3700 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 8 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.30":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.


0.225 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


78.68%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-10-14)