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!).
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Their site is at https://www.fairphone.com
You can buy a Fairphone with degoogled Android preinstalled at https://esolutions.shop
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:
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.
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.
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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