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  • Fairphone 3
  • Fairphone 3
  • Fairphone 3
  • Fairphone 3
  • Fairphone 3
  • Fairphone 3

Informr score
The Fairphone 3 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
48+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Central

The Fairphone 3 is not the most impressive smartphone when it comes to specs or looks, but it certainly walks the walk when it comes to delivering one of the most responsible, ethical, and sustainable devices available today. If you are someone who really cares about the environment, fair trade, and...

- Jeramy Johnson, Android Central

I like both /e/ and the Fairphone. If not for being glued to Google’s ecosystem, I could see myself using the Fiarphone with /e/ on it. I imagine Fairphone appealing to people who don’t feel the need to always be connected. As well as for travelers that need an extra battery, or even the ability to...

- Devin McElheran, Fossbytes

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...

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
Make Use Of

The Fairphone 3 is a great all-round, affordable Android smartphone. Although, it's the company's ethical and environmental credentials that make this phone worth the investment.

- James Frew, Make Use Of
Expert Reviews

On its own merits as a smartphone its objectively weaker than its similarly priced rivals, except in terms of repairability where it’s several magnitudes better. But that’s overlooking the Fairphone 3’s real USP which is fairness. Fairness in the supply chains it uses, the factories in which its bui...

- Alan Martin, Expert Reviews

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Fairphone 3 user manual here.

Fairphone backs up the 3 with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your 3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Fairphone support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Fairphone's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Fairphone 3's screen size is 5.65 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system (OS).

48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 200 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3060 mAh battery. Fairphone's performance ratings are 1200 minutes.

Fairphone 3 Specs

Release date September 3, 2019
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
ROM Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.388 W/kg
Body: 1.405 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included Manual, Carrying case
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3060 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.18 x 0.99 cm (6.2 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 187.4 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 427 pixels
Size 5.65 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 200 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
Main Camera
ƒ/ 1.8
48+ megapixels
8x digital
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Image stabilization, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
7+ megapixels
8x digital
Additional Front Camera Info
Image stabilization, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AIFF, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, WMA Pro, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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