Fairphone doubles the average warranty of Android smartphones: 6 years of duration
With a 6-year warranty, Fairphone is the Android smartphone with the longest-lasting warranty: basics think that Google and Samsung cover up to 3 years.
Is Fairphone Rewriting the Rules of the Market?
Of course you could guess from the name, Fairphone he is setting himself in total contrast to the logic of the smartphone market. In fact, while competitors like Google And Samsung stop releasing updates after a few years, Fairphone 2, released 6 years ago with Android 5, has just made the upgrade to Android 10 available. The project was born with the aim of making devices starting from alternative raw materials. Escape the control of the globalized capitalism, which exploits the hands of those who produce and forces users to use and throw away in the event of a small breakdown. In fact, if a Fairphone component breaks, owners can remove the screws of the smartphone, open it and replace the faulty part.
It almost seems like a leap into the past, but in reality the device is anything but outdated. Fairphone 2 uses a system on a chip (SoC) Snapdragon 801, however Qualcomm only supported the chip up to Android 6. To solve the problem, the brand turned to a community of Android enthusiasts, with whom it was able to keep the software updated. We are currently preparing for the launch of Fairphone 4, which will have a 5 year warranty with 6 years of guaranteed updates.
Wanting to return to the operating system issue: the final version of Android 10 will arrive on Fairphone 2 at the beginning of 2022. Furthermore, Android 11 will start in beta testing just this week for the Fairphone3 and 3+. Of course, some delays can be contested compared to the giants of devices, but the company does not seem to care. The brand seems to reflect that old saying of “those who go slowly go healthy and go far”.