Ifixit has given the new affordable, modular Fairphone 2 an unprecedented 10 out of 10 review for repairability, thanks to its intuitive construction and easy deconstruction for fixing or swapping parts. Components are clearly labeled and instructions provided on various pieces to help users add, remove and change things out.
The conflict-free phone is made by a Dutch company, which just released this second-generation model of its Fairphone creation, which it describes as a movement as much as a piece of technology. The device made for anyone but aimed at people who want to save time and money on upgrades with do-it-yourself replacement parts – helpful customizations include easy-to-see and standardized screws and well-isolated modules for easy identification and separation.
From the company: “Fairphone is a social enterprise that is building a movement for fairer electronics. By making a phone, we’re opening up the supply chain and creating new relationships between people and their products.”
“We’re making a positive impact across the value chain in mining, design, manufacturing and life cycle, while expanding the market for products that put ethical values first. Together with our community, we’re changing the way products are made.”