Fairphone 2: An Ethical Pioneer


  • Longer lifespan due to modular construction

  • Contains recycled materials

  • Life-cycle program for environmental-friendly production and longer lifespan



  •  Less dependent on public cloud

  • No worries about viruses and malware

  • Open-source operating system

  • Extensive privacy options let you retain control over your own data

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  •  Fairphone is dedicated to create safe working conditions (step by step)

  • Good representation for the rights of employees

  • Production does not involve child labor

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  • Less dependent on apps

  • Safety and privacy guaranteed

  •  Screens provide an insight into all the information relevant to you

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   Longer Lifespan

  Over a relatively short period of time smartphones have evolved into one of the most important digital devices in our daily lives. The downside of this success is that the production and waste processing causes serious damage to the environment. Fairphone 2 wants to change that by giving the device a longer lifespan.

Lifecycle program

The Fairphone 2 running on Ubuntu is an ethical smartphone, developed with respect for human and planet. With a special life-cycle program, Fairphone 2 is fully dedicated to the environment-friendly production of smartphones. The production process has the most impact on the environment

The companies behind the creation of the Fairphone collect discarded devices and use as many recycled materials as possible. A misconception, however, is that the Fairphone 2 is 100% fair and ethical.

Modular built

The Fairphone 2 with Ubuntu is modular built. The smartphone consists of components you can replace and upgrade yourself. When a certain component of your Fairphone 2 needs replacement, you don't have to throw away the device, because you can easily replace components yourself. Due to the longer lifespan an enormous amount of waste is being saved. Unlike what most people think, the Fairphone 2 is not 100% recyclable.


Fairphone 2 + Ubuntu 

  • Longer lifespan due to modular construction 

  • Contains recycled materials 

  • Lifecycle program for environment-friendly production and longer lifespan



   Privacy Ensured

Currently Google and Apple are dominating the smartphone industry. Their various platforms give them access to a whole range of your private data, with which they ultimately earn a great deal of money through advertising. This commercial exploitation of users must be changed.

Ubuntu operating system

The Fairphone 2 running on Ubuntu is a modern smartphone offering a good alternative to the systems of Google and Apple. The Ubuntu operating system does not depend on the cloud. Ubuntu is also virtually free of viruses and other malware that can extract your data.  

No backdoors

Ubuntu is an open source software operating system. This means that everyone has access to the source code and change it, distribute it or copy it. That makes it impossible to install software backdoors.

Convergence technology

Thanks to its convergence technology, you can easily attach an external screen to your smartphone. This makes you less dependent on public cloud services or public WiFi networks. Documents that you have made have never been in the cloud.


Fairphone 2 + Ubuntu 

  • Less dependent on public cloud due to convergence

  • No worries about viruses and malware

  • Open-source operating system

  • Extensive privacy options let you retain control over your own data


   Respect for humanty

Did you know that producing smartphones is often associated with human suffering? Child labour, hazardous working conditions and underpayment are not uncommon. A smartphone is also manufactured using minerals and metals from conflict zones. The Fairphone running on Ubuntu changes that. 

Strict code of conduct

The Fairphone 2 with Ubuntu has been developed with respect for humanity. Thanks to a strict code of conduct imposed by the manufacturers, employees receive decent salaries, they have shorter working hours

and they work in safer environments. Production does not involve child labour.

Conflict-free materials

Because conflict minerals fund armed groups, Fairphone traces the origin of phone parts, so only minerals from conflict-free or fair-trade mines are being used. They create demand for materials that are good for people and planet. The production of the Fairphone 2 is not 100% conflict-free. Of the 40 minerals that are used in smartphones, Fairphone has selected four minerals that are produced in a sustainable way: gold, thin, coltan and tungsten.


Fairphone 2 + Ubuntu 

  • Fairphone is dedicated to create safe working conditions (step by step).

  • Good representation for the rights of employees  

  • Production does not involve child labour


    Easy in use

The Fairphone 2 is equipped with all the modern features, including a sharp Full HD screen, a powerful 8MP camera, a fast processor and plenty of storage space. The device runs on Ubuntu operating system.

Ease of use

In contrast to the better-known operating systems, Ubuntu does not depend on apps. In overview screens Ubuntu combines all the information relevant to you. These screens can include email, music and appointments. This means you do not have to shift back and forth between apps. 


Fairphone 2 + Ubuntu 

  • Less dependent on apps, safety and privacy guaranteed

  • Screens provide an insight into all the information relevant to you