The most ethical is one you keep for as long as possible.

However, if you have to buy a new one, there are a couple of models you might consider:

@Fairphone - Modular made with a more ethical supply chain and greater environmental considerations. Available now:

@Purism - The Purism Librem 5 runs proper Linux (not Android) and is designed to be as private and open source as possible. Due out in April 2019:

@switchingsocial buying phones second hand is also a good way to stay ethical, as you're extending their usable life and saving them from landfill.

It's also good from a penny-pinching perspective too. £200 plus a rolling SIM that only costs £10-20 a month is a lot cheaper than getting the latest feature phone on contract.


Yes, definitely! Wish I'd mentioned second hand on the original post :/

@switchingsocial @Fairphone @Purism @Ubports choosing one of these devices and flashing Ubuntu Touch would be another good option.

@switchingsocial @Fairphone @Purism I'm very sceptical of the Librem 5 still, with its (initial) lack of running Android apps you pay a crapton of money for very little features. I wouldn't recommend this to non-tech-savvy end-users at this point, maybe end of 2019 at the earlierst...

@switchingsocial @Fairphone @Purism
So looking forward to the Libram 5! I can't wait.. wonder if it will work on Verizon's network.. best service provider but they love to lock down phones..

@switchingsocial @Fairphone @Purism I really wish fairphone and purism had linked up to work on a phone together.

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