#Fairphone is a smartphone manufacturer that goes to great lengths to be as ethical as possible.
They try to source raw materials from ethical sources as far as possible, and their phones are modular: if a component breaks, you can replace it yourself without special tools.
The phone's operating system can also be replaced.
Their website is:
and you can follow them on here:
There's also a community site:
Unfortunately no :(
There's a discussion of the reasons why here:
tl/dr: The cost of selling phones on multiple continents is too high for a small manufacturer like Fairphone.
There are no such things as a « Fair » phones.
* the mining is untraçable
* the building is untraçable
* the schematics are unavailable
* the operating system IS traceable
* the usage IS traceable
So, whatever the « selling argument » … deep inside it still a « track them all » device built on suffering and designed to observe it's users.
Fairphone themselves encourage people to use their existing phones for as long as possible, and to buy used phones if they need a replacement.
But if you have to buy a new phone, Fairphone are doing more than other manufacturers to be transparent and ethical, including the raw material mining and manufacture.
For example here's an update on where they get their gold:
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