Fairphone’s Ethical Smartphone Arrives in the UK

Fairphone’s Ethical Smartphone Arrives in the UK

Fairphone UK 3Earlier this year we were excited to introduce ‘Fairphone‘ – the world’s first ethical smartphone, made from conflict free materials, designed to meet environmental and ethical standards.

Now, the wait for it is over, as it has arrived in the UK this week. Selling exclusively to the phone Co-op (the UK’s only consumer-owned phone operator), it offers a stylish alternative to mobile phone companies that rely on materials from conflict zones.

Fairphone UKAesthetically, it looks no different to any smartphone on the market, yet the supply chain is completely transparent, ensuring workers are paid fairly, and working conditions are liveable.

Starting from £22 monthly or £250 to purchase outright, the Fairphone features a quad-core Mediatek 6589 chipset, Android 4.2 (with a custom Fairphone launcher), 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 16GB internal storage, and a 4.3-inch qHD display protected by scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass. 

In a bid to reduce waste, it also comes with 2 sim slots, so users can use the same handset for the office as well as for personal communication. With each smartphone sold, 3 euros goes towards an electronic waste initiative in Ghana.

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