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Your Co-op Mobile celebrates the 10/10 iFixit rating for the repairable Fairphone 5

Published date: December 2023

Your Co-op Mobile is delighted to share the highly anticipated iFixit score for the new Fairphone 5 Is a perfect rating of 10/10, for ease and quality of repairability.

The Fairphone 5 joins an industry-leading line-up of 10/10 devices, the Fairphone 2, 3, and 4 are the only smartphones ever made to have received this perfect rating from iFixit. Repairability of electronics is vital for their longevity which helps the planet from needless mining and overproduction, and it helps to maximise the devices value, so it’s good for keeping money in your pocket too.

The iFixit review of the Fairphone 5 highlights the impressive tweaks made to an already industry-leading recipe that shapes the 10-part modular design. Repairability upgrades such as the individually replaceable cameras and more conventional layout and extraction of the motherboard and daughterboard are certainly useful. However, the main repairability feature that’s new for the Fairphone 5 lies in the 8-year minimum of software support. 

Here is what the founder of iFixit, Kyle Wiens, had to say about the Fairphone 5.

Fairphone’s promise of five Android version upgrades and over eight years of security updates with the Fairphone 5 is a bold statement in an industry that leans towards fleeting product life cycles. This is a significant stride towards sustainability and sets a new benchmark for smartphone lifespan. At iFixit, we believe in tech that lasts, and Fairphone is making that belief a reality. Fairphone’s effort to attain a 10-year lifespan is not just impressive; it’s unparalleled.

Your Co-op celebrates this recognition Fairphone has consistently received, which is why we proudly offer the Fairphone 5 and 4 to members and customers. We are acutely aware that there is a reported 81 million cellular mobile devices used in the UK, but only 15% of which are collected for recycling after just 2.5-3 years of use (UK average lifecycle). A Fairphone helps to bridge a gap towards a sustainable solution, with a portion of the mobile market that has Fairtrade, recycled and fair materials that are E-waste neutral. 

The Fairphone 5 also comes with a 5-year warranty as standard for an industry-leading level of care for any Android or IOS smartphone. Enjoy 256GB of storage in a cool blue, classic black or a unique translucent option which reveals the modular design. 

To find out more about the world’s most sustainable smartphone with a perfect iFixit score 10/10, please visit here. 


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