Many of the world’s most popular smartphones have ethically problematic backgrounds, whether as a result of the materials they are made of or the way they are manufactured. So for consumers who want to buy a new handset with a clear conscience, the Fairphone range has been the safest option.
Now the Fairphone 2 is being re-launched with a revamped range of colours and a number of swappable covers just in time for Christmas 2016, according to Tech Radar. And while it remains the same as its earlier sibling under the skin, it is still an excellent choice for eco-warriors who want to stay on the cutting edge of the mobile market.
With a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 2420mAh battery it looks good on paper, if not quite as powerful as the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Where it does outdo its rivals is in terms of reparability, as its modular design makes it simple to replace broken components and also ensures that it can be recycled at the end of its life.
Costing around £470 in the UK, the updated Fairphone 2 may not be a full generational leap forwards, but does enough to offer something new for its target audience.