You can already see in our video that repairing the Fairphone 4 is very easy, but now iFixit has confirmed it: this phone is the most repairable smartphone in the world. The phone scores 10 on a scale of 10 when it comes to repairability.
iFixit is a platform where people can share tips on how to fix a specific item. Fairphone 4 has the highest rating on this platform when it comes to device repairability. Fairphone is proud of that, but it’s not the first time it’s received such a high rating from iFixit: Fairphone 2 and Fairphone 3 also earned this score. A score that has never been awarded to a smartphone other than Fairphone.
Fairphone He writes: “By making phones easy to repair, Fairphone users can keep their phones longer by performing important repairs, such as the battery and screen replacement. But also other repairs, such as the back, selfie camera, main cameras, speaker, USB-C port, and speakerphone. It works. Fairphone aims to change the relationship users have with their phones by encouraging extended use and showing consumers and the industry that phones can be stored for more than 2-3 years on average.”
The company is giving Fairphone owners a 5-year warranty, so hopefully people will be using their phones for two to three years longer than usual. “Opening a phone easily is only part of its repairability. Other important aspects are repair information and accessible spare parts. Lack of repair documentation from manufacturers is one of the reasons for establishing iFixit.”
Fortunately, other smartphone suppliers are now also waking up, because after Apple, Xiaomi will also come with more options to fix your phone at home. On the other hand, as Androidworld readers recently noted: Suppliers should also consider their warranty terms.
Fairphone explains the environmental benefits of more sustainable smartphones: “A Fairphone 3 life cycle assessment showed that keeping phones for longer has environmental benefits and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. It showed that using a smartphone for 5 to 7 years can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 30-40%. Extending the life of smartphones is one of Fairphone’s goals, but there is still a long way to go before 7 years of use becomes a reality.”
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