Skip to main content

SEARCH

Menu

Buying for yourself?

Fairphone

The Fairphone, a symbol of sustainable technology, stands out as the ethical choice in the mobile phone market. It boasts a modular design, crafted with responsibly sourced, Fairtrade and recycled materials, and supports 5G connectivity. With a high-quality camera and Dual SIM functionality, it's perfect for modern users who enjoy capturing and connecting with the world. Additionally, its 5-year warranty underscores its durability, commitment to customer satisfaction and environmental responsibility.

The Fairphone isn’t just a daily device, it's a choice for a better, more ethical future.

Choose your Fairphone

Features
Internet data
Minutes & Texts
Storage
Warranty
Climate positive ? We will plant 6 trees every year - removing 120kg of CO2e
Usual price
Fairphone 5
10GB of 5G data
Unlimited
256GB
5 years
£37.00/m
From
£35.00/m
Winter promo saving
Fairphone 5
30GB of 5G data
Unlimited
256GB
£41.00/m
From
£37.00/m
Winter promo saving
Fairphone 4
10GB of 5G data
Unlimited
256GB
5 years
£34.00/m
From
£30.00/m
Winter promo saving
Fairphone 4
30GB of 5G data
Unlimited
256GB
5 years
£38.00/m
From
£32.00/m
Winter promo saving
Fairphone 4
10GB of 5G data
Unlimited
128GB
5 years
£32.00/m
From
£28.00/m
Winter promo saving
Fairphone 4
30GB of 5G data
Unlimited
128GB
5 years
£36.00/m
From
£30.00/m
Winter promo saving

The Fairphone 5 

Designed for you. Made fair.

The new Fairphone 5 is here, with improved performance and sustainability! Offering futureproof performance, the Fairphone 5 isn't only fast but will keep up to speed until 2031, thanks to a long-life Octa-core chip backed with at least 8 years of software updates and support.

Buy now


four Fairphone 5 models in a row

Fairphone comes with a 5-year warranty

Keeping your phone for longer makes it more sustainable and Fairphone provide long-term support, regular software updates and a 5-year warranty.*

*If you purchase a Fairphone 4 before 31/12/2023, remember to register your extended warranty within 90 days of purchase.

Fairphone features & accessories

Person taking a photo of 2 women using a Fairphone 4 mobile

Capturing memories

Premium dual lenses, so you always have sharp and reliable shots. Capture the world in 4K with videos at 240 frames per second for super smooth memory-making. 

man holding grey Fairphone 4 mobile

Dual SIM makes ethical sense

Dual SIM functionality (1 physical SIM and 1 eSIM) means you can have two different phone numbers on just one phone. Great for work, play and travelling, especially with our free EU roaming SIM bundles.

woman holding fairphone 5 over her face

All-day battery life

All day power and fast charging means you can keep going all day without worrying about your battery dying. 

man using fairphone 4 whilst wearing fairbuds xl

Accessories and Spares

Fairphone have a range of accessories and spare parts specifically designed for your new smartphone, including cases and chargers. We also offer the Fairbuds XL headphones made by Fairphone. 

Modular & repairable

Modular in design means it’s easy and affordable to take apart and replace the screen, cameras, ports and battery. All swaps can be done at home with a screwdriver with no expert needed. iFixit awarded it 10/10.

Made fair

footprints in the trees

Fairphone and a climate-positive bundle

Created with fair, recycled, and responsibly sourced materials, the Fairphone already goes a long way to reducing your carbon footprint for mobile use. Go further and add one of our climate-positive SIM bundles and we’ll boost your carbon reduction by 10kg each month.

Working with our climate impact partners Ecologi, we include funding for carbon reduction projects, that reduce your carbon footprint and we also plant trees to help reverse deforestation.


Learn more

woman pulling a Fairphone 5 from her shirt pocket

Fairphone's EcoVadis rating is now Platinum for Sustainability

Fairphone is officially Platinum rated and in the top 1% of Sustainable businesses worldwide following their 2023 EcoVadis rating. EcoVadis is the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings and have revealed that Fairphone is officially the highest-rated smartphone company for sustainability. Read more here about Fairphone’s Ecovadis Platinum rating.

A phone is recycled with every sale

Switching to Fairphone helps to limit E-waste, as an old phone is refurbished or recycled for every new Fairphone sold. In the UK alone, over 36 thousand tonnes of E-waste enter landfill each year, so choosing Fairphone helps you to protect the environment and support the circular economy.
 
Read more about E-waste here.

Fairphone FAQ’s

What is Fairphone?

Fairphone is a Dutch social enterprise that produces ethically made and repairable electronics, such as Fairphone 5 and the Fairbuds XL headphones, that limit environmental impacts and provide positive social change for workers. By using recycled, Fairtrade and responsibly sourced materials, Fairphone are able to reduce carbon emissions in production, waste, mining demands and cut out many tech-industry practices that are harmful to the planet and people. That’s why Fairphone is the world’s most ethical and sustainable electronics manufacturer.

What makes Fairphone different from other smartphones?

Fairphone encourages the wider tech industry to adopt fair practices when manufacturing new electronics in order to create a better market for people and planet. Inside the Fairphone 4, 5 and Fairbuds XL is unique to industry Fairtrade Gold, a marker of the devotion to fair materials and their designs are all modular. A modular design ensures that Fairphone mobiles and headphones can be repaired in individual parts from home and affordably.  

Is the Fairphone truly sustainable?

Yes, the Fairphone 5 and 4 are the world’s most sustainable smartphones thanks to: 
  • The highest percentages of fair materials inside, 70% for the Fairphone 5 and 40% for the Fairphone 4. 
  • 100% E-waste neutral, creating a mobile market with more fair materials in circulation and less e-waste in landfills with every new user. 
  • Industry-leading 5-year warranty cover and 8 years of software support for the Fairphone 5.
  • Modular design makes for total repairability and minimal waste. Swap out screens, backs, batteries and ports with ease and affordably. 
  • The fairest battery on the market. A Fairphone 5 battery has 100% Fairtrade gold integrated in the supply chain, 100% recycled tin solder paste, 80% recycled steel, 75% post-consumer recycled plastics in the battery frame, and accounts for 100% of the cobalt and silver used inside with Cobalt Credits and Fair mined Silver Credits. On top of that, it also comes with a living wage bonus for the people who assemble the battery. 
  • Climate conscious approach to manufacturing means Fairphone avoid carbon emissions by designing electronics that last, using recycled materials, powering the assembly manufacturing with 100% renewable energy and investing in other projects reducing CO2 emissions. 

Can I upgrade my Fairphone instead of buying a new one?

You can upgrade parts for your Fairphone if they are damaged or broken to restore your Fairphone to working order or to a better condition, thanks to the modular design. The Fairphone 3 can be upgraded with the Fairphone 3 Plus camera module from the Fairphone shop, allowing you to switch to a sharper camera without swapping your whole device. However, for the Fairphone 4 and 5 you cannot interchange parts between models to upgrade your smartphone. 

Is the camera quality of Fairphone competitive with other smartphones?

The 48MP Fairphone 4 and 50MP Fairphone 5 are both super sharp smartphone cameras with a variety of settings and capture modes, such as an impressive image stabilisation mode for 4K video. There aren’t many smartphones available with more Megapixels than the Fairphone 4 and 5, as well as having greater image processors. 

How long does the Fairphone warranty last?

The Fairphone 4 and 5 both have an industry-leading warranty of 5 years which you must register for after purchasing. The Fairphone 5 also benefits from 8 years of software support, taking your Fairphone comfortably into the next decade. 

How can I recycle my old phone responsibly?

You can recycle your old phone responsibly by using a local recycling plant that takes in used electronics, or you can donate your device to a charity such as Little Lives that aim to provide access to technology for in need young people.

Can environmentally friendly phones match the performance of regular smartphones?

Yes, the Fairphone’s performance more than matches that of a regular, non-environmentally friendly smartphone. Inside, the Fairphone 5 has a Qualcomm QCM6490 chip and the latest Android 13 operating system to make light work of all your smartphone needs. 

How do eco-friendly phones contribute to reducing electronic waste?

The Fairphone 4 and 5 are both e-waste neutral which means that for every device purchased, the equivalent weight is recycled or refurbished by Fairphone. 

What should I look for when choosing an environmentally friendly phone?

When looking for an environmentally friendly phone, you should consider: 
  • The ethics of the manufacturing process for the workers and the environment. 
  • The materials used in the phones and how they were collected. 
  • Factory conditions and power sources. 
  • Carbon emissions that were able to be avoided as a result of efficient manufacturing processes and the lifecycle of the device. 
  • Modularity and repairability to stop e-waste when a breakage or wear occurs. For instance, the life of an environmentally friendly device should be able to withstand a broken screen with a repairable design to continue it's use. 

woman holding a Fairphone 5 up to her face

Five stars for the Fairphone 5

"Up to 10 years of software updates is simply unheard of, gaining it an extra star. And the Fairphone is simple enough to repair that the hardware should be able to last just as long with an occasional quick and cheap battery swap.''


person holding fairphone 4 with the back facing

Fairphone 4 & 5 have been awarded Ethical Consumer’s Best Buy!

After being rigorously tested and evaluated at every step of its development, the Fairphone 4 & 5 have been awarded Ethical Consumer’s Best Buy product label. The research highlighted the key commitments and successes of human rights, supply chain management, workers' rights and company ethos, whilst also appreciating the encouragement and challenge to the wider mobile technology industry to adopt more ethical practices. Fairphone 4 & 5 are the only mobile phones to be awarded Best Buy.

Read our latest Fairphone blogs

Friends using their Fairphone 5’s together

The Fairphone 5 review from iFixit 2023

Find out about the iFixit review of the Fairphone 5 and why 10/10 is important for repairability of smartphones

read more

Woman smiling at her phone

Your Co-op Broadband & Mobile Winter Sale

Save with limited time offers on all climate positive Broadband packages with speeds up to 900Mbps, 30-day flexible SIM bundles, and the Fairphone 4 & 5

read more

Fairphone in the hand of a businessperson

Fairphone's EcoVadis rating is now Platinum for Sustainability

EcoVadis is the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings and has placed Fairphone in the top 1% & awarded the Platinum status

read more

Fairphone 4 offer to redeem a free case

How to redeem your free Fairphone 4 case

Receive a free Flip-Case when purchasing a Fairphone 4. Find out how to get yours here and save money on protection

read more

What's in the box?

woman wearing green Fairbuds XL headphones

Fairbuds XL Headphones – Superior sound, sustainably designed

Fairbuds XL headphones, ethically made Bluetooth headphones with superior sound and noise cancellation. Compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device, they're made with sustainable, Fairtrade and recycled materials that minimise environmental impact. Plus, their modular design allows for easy replacement of any part to ensure that they will last for years to come.

Find out more

    Buying as a business?

    Four Fairphone models displayed in a line

    Fairphone

    Good for your business and the planet

    woman holding up Fairphone 5

    Fairphone, the No.1 ethical business mobile

    Help revolutionise your business with Fairphone. Choosing a Fairphone helps you achieve your CSR targets and operate more ethically without compromising on powerful performance.
     
    The most ethical mobile phone. Modular in design, made with Fairtrade and responsibly sourced materials, long term software support, Dual SIM and backed by a 5-year warranty. Ensures users a powerful experience with Android 13’s operating system, to accommodate fast-paced business and productivity, for many years to come. 

    Compare the models

    Why Fairphone for your business?

    Choosing Fairphone for your business mobiles is a great step towards helping the planet and people – but it also helps your business. 

    person holding fairphone 4

    Android Enterprise recommended Recommended by Google, Fairphone with Android Enterprise makes it even easier to securely scale across your business. Enjoy a seamless deployment of new business mobiles that support productivity and collaboration right out the box. Powerful and safe for the long-haul.

    person repairing fairphone 4

    Saving time & money Fairphone’s modular-designed smartphones last much longer than non-modular phones and the repair costs are less than standard smartphones. Your employees can replace their screen or battery and be back to full functionality in just ten minutes using nothing but a screwdriver.

    two people holding fairphone 5s together

    Be a sustainability champion We can help you meet your corporate social responsibility goals, by making a positive impact on issues directly linked to 9 of the 15 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    woman using fairphone 4 to make a call

    Support promise Fairphone are committed to device longevity, providing a 5 year warranty with spare parts available for years to come plus long term software support and regular security and maintenance updates.

    Which Fairphone is right for your business?

    Tech Specification
    Operating system
    Storage
    Battery
    Display
    Camera
    Network
    Connectors & Sensors
    Media & Audio
    Variants
    Fairphone 5
    Android™ 13
    8GB RAM 
    256GB internal storage
    4200 mAh removable 
    Li-ion battery
    Dimensions: 161.6mm x 75.83mm x 9.6mm 
    Display: 6.46-inch Full HD+
    Weight: 200g
    Dual 50MP rear cameras 
    50MP selfie camera HDR support
    Dual SIM, 5G enabled
    USB Type – C 
    Fingerprint scanner
    USB Type C
    8GB RAM & 256 GB storage, 
    available in black, blue & translucent
    From
    £500.00
    or £45.00 per month
    Fairphone 4

    Android™ 13

    6GB/8GB RAM
    128GB/256GB internal storage
    3905 mAh removable 
    Li-ion battery
    162 x 75.5 x 10.5mm 
    6.3-inch Full HD+
    225g
    Dual 48MP rear cameras 
    25MP selfie camera HDR support
    Dual SIM, both 5G enabled
    USB Type – C
    Fingerprint scanner

    USB Type C

    Grey: 6GB RAM & 128GB
    Green: 6GB/8GB RAM & 128GB/256GB
    From
    £358.33
    or £42.86 per month

    How is Fairphone fair?

    worker mining gold in Africa

    Fairly sourced and recycled materials

    Made with up to 40% recycled materials

    Two workers wearing hardhats working on a document

    Socially responsible

    Living wage bonus for factory workers

    person repairing a Fairphone 4

    Designed to last

    World-leading modular and repairable design

    two people holding Fairphone 5s together

    Industry recognised

    A perfect 10/10 from iFixit

    The Fairphone 4 has received a perfect 10/10 score with iFixit, the same as their previous generation and the Fairphone 5 is expected to follow suit. Fairphone is also an industry first to have received the Fairtrade Gold award, for its ethical supply chain and manufacturing, highlighting how the Fairphone is an ideal opportunity for your business to reach its sustainability targets.

    Read iFixit's full review

    Become climate positive & cut carbon emissions

    Choosing a Fairphone, and using it for 5 years reduces the carbon footprint of your business mobile by around 31% annually, and up to 44% if kept for 7 years.

    On top of this, if you pair your Fairphone with one of our climate-positive SIMs, Your Co-op will go even further. As part of each SIM bundle, through our climate impact partners Ecologi, each month we will fund climate impact projects that reduce your business's carbon footprint by 10kg. We also plant trees throughout your contract period to help combat climate change in years to come. 

    ecologi tree icon

    0

    Trees planted

    ecologi carbon component

    0

    Tonnes of carbon reduction

    person holding fairphone 4 with back showing

    My Fairphone experience

    Jacob Isherwood, Head of IT, The Midcounties Co-operative

    ''It’s important to take into account the ease of repairability with the Fairphone. In other organisations I’ve worked in, we’d historically buy cheap handsets and when inevitably the screens broke or the batteries died out the handset would be replaced.
     
    The Fairphone however is different, we’re able to quickly replace the screen or battery, returning the phone into service at a lower cost than buying the new handset. The other driver for replacing Android handsets would be the lack of updates, meaning phones fell out of support, though Fairphone commit to updating their software for 5 years meaning I know my handset will always have the latest security updates.''

    Read the full review here

    Jo Hannan
    Sales & Business Development
    kite-chat

    Complete our Callback form

    Required
    Please check the size of the value you provided for Contact Name, the maximum size for this field is 4000 characters.
    Please check the size of the value you provided for Company, the maximum size for this field is 4000 characters.
    Required
    Please check the size of the value you provided for Email Address, the maximum size for this field is 4000 characters.
    Please enter valid email address.
    Required
    Please check the size of the value you provided for Phone Number, the maximum size for this field is 4000 characters.
    Please confirm you are not a robot.
    We have been unable to verify your identity, please confirm you are not a robot.