Fairphone is the only smartphone maker that has fair wages with safe working conditions, minimum environmental impact, and modular hardware that the user can easily fix/upgrade themselves (they even include a screwdriver in the box!).

You can follow them at:

➡️ @Fairphone

Their site is at

You can buy a Fairphone with degoogled Android preinstalled at


Just to make clear, the Fairphone hardware costs a bit more because it has fair wages and safe working conditions all the way down the supply chain, right down to people who mine the raw materials from the ground.

You are paying a bit more so that the people who make it aren't exploited.

Fairphone's website has an extensive collection of articles about how they do this, for example:

@FediFollows @Fairphone I would've gotten one but their North American support is not good. If I lived in Europe, it would be a no-brainer.

@FediFollows Fairphone _is one of few, maybe two, smartphone makers_ with fair wages, safe working, a better environmental footprint than most competitors, and modular hardware. @Fairphone

@FediFollows @Fairphone Love the idea and the hardware. But it needs better software!

@alex @Fairphone

Well, if you buy it via /e/ you get a degoogled version of Android preinstalled?

@alex @FediFollows What makes software better for you? Or maybe the other way round, what makes the software on Fairphones bad in your opinion?

@FediFollows @Fairphone would be great if they could offer a non Google phone (lineageOS instead of Android)


The Fairphone 2 and 3 is supported by Ubuntu Touch if you want to ditch Android with them.

@PublicNuisance Unfortunately Ubuntu Touch is far from being a good OS right now for phone: the email client is too limited, the browser is outdated and has no extensions... it's just not there yet.


To each their own. Worked as a daily driver for me for 2 years but I use Tutanota and Protonmail so didn't have to touch the email app once. When my Nexus 5 battery life got too low I switched to a Teracube 2e and rediscovered how much I loathe Android. Once the battery life is optimized for Pinephone i'll be using that with Mobian.

@PublicNuisance Mobian has definitely more chance to be a viable option since it aims at using the mature apps available in the Linux userspace.

@FediFollows @Fairphone Planning on buying a Fairphone if my Pixel 2 ever dies. Hopefully there will be a Fairphone 4 or an upgraded CPU + screen on the Fairphone 3 before that though, since a Fairphone 3+ right now would be an expensive downgrade. :/

Even if I wanted to buy one, they are not available to me being in Australia!

@Horizon_Innovations @FediFollows @Fairphone
But why would it not be possible to buy a FairPhone in Australia? Seems ridiculous, it must be possible to get around that?

@eliasr @Horizon_Innovations @Fairphone

The manufacturer is a relatively small independent company based in Europe.

Due to different standards, laws etc, it takes a lot of money and resources to support a hardware product globally, I am guessing this is the main barrier?


Sure it's a small company, but for comparison it seems like Purism has been sending Librem 5 phones to lots of places around the world including Australia. Purism is also a small company, they have lots of difficulties with delays, but still it seems they can deliver to most countries. There can be extra costs for customs and/or taxes depending on the country, but it's not impossible. So I'm wondering why the same is not possible for FairPhone.
@Horizon_Innovations @Fairphone

@eliasr @Horizon_Innovations @Fairphone

As far as I know, Purism doesn't guarantee fair wages or safe working conditions through the supply chain.

That might be the crucial extra complication that Fairphone has to deal with which Purism doesn't?

(I assume it's not import taxes as the person ordering can pay that?)

But to be honest I am not an expert on manufacturing, consumer standards or export laws, so I am having to just guess!

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