Fairphone 4 Arrives With “Ethical, Reliable, Sustainable” Promise

Fairphone 4

As usual, the newly arrived Fairphone 4 is being touted as the company’s most sustainable phone yet. It’s a 5G-capable device that comes with a 5-year warranty and is electronic waste neutral. Starting at €579, the Fairphone 4 comes with almost full repairability support as well.

The Snapdragon 750G runs the show inside the device. Along with a 5-year warranty, the company will also offer software update support till the end of 2025, however, these will only include two Android updates. The phone comes with Android 11 as its core software.

The Fairphone 4 gets a score of 9.3/10 on the French Repairability Index. Be it the battery or the display, users will be able to get them swapped out easily. It’s made from recycled materials and ethically sourced cobalt and lithium.

Coming to the phone itself, this Fairphone handset ships with a 6.3-inch full HD+ display that doesn’t offer a high refresh rate, unfortunately. The triangular assembly on its back grabs two 48MP cameras with wide and ultra-wide lenses. A 25MP selfie camera can be spotted on its front surface, nestled inside a waterdrop notch.

The Fairphone 4’s 6GB RAM model offers 128GB of storage, whereas its 8GB RAM variant opts for 256GB of storage and costs €649. The phone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It’s worth noting that a 3.5mm jack doesn’t make its way to the device. The company is selling a USB Type-C to 3.5mm jack adaptor at €10. One can also buy the company’s €100 TWS earbuds.

Powering the Fairphone 4 is a 3,905mAh battery that can recharge at 20W. Though, it must be noted that a charger is not included in the box. October 25 is when the phone will start being sold in Europe.