Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

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Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:20 am

Okay, this is interesting. A phone designed to last more than 3 years, with a replaceable battery and an earphone jack. Maybe not for me, but I'd consider this as my wife's next phone. She hates change. Her old Moto X Pure is on it's 4th year and second battery.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/fai ... -hands-on/
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Re: Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

Postby Losbot » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:51 pm

Interesting.

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Re: Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

Postby reno » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:16 pm

my wife had one cell she refused to give up - it was so old sprint made her upgrade because it was only analog. she still complains about that old phone she had a love affair with it. she loved the way it fit in her hand .it even had a pull out antenna and didn't fold or flip in anyway. i don't remember but
think it was a sanyo cell phone . think it was like this one in picture - Image

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Re: Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

Postby Executioner » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:38 pm

I still have my old Samsung S5 that has a easy to access replaceable battery. Takes less than a minute to get it out. The problem is finding a good replacement battery that will last more that 3 months.
The S9 that I have now will probably be my last Samsung phone. I don't like all the forced apps that they make you use, and you can't uninstall them. I heard that Apple is now making their phones where the battery can't be replaced, forcing existing users to buy a new phone.

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Re: Fairphone 3. A phone with a replaceable battery & designed to last

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:09 pm

iFixit tears down the newest Fairphone—how repairable is it?
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09 ... ble-is-it/

10 out of 10.

Sadly, I only just found out in this article, it's not for sale in the US... at least for now. :(
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