This Smartphone is Built Different...

The Fairphone 4 is the most modular, sustainable phone in the world.

The FairPhone: www.fairphone.com/en/
Another way to save the planet : teamseas.org

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Tech I'm using right now: www.amazon.com/shop/MKBHD

Intro Track: youtube/com/20syl
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  • Look Mom, we made it! No, seriously - This has to be the highlight of our short time here on AR-too. Not gonna lie, we were on the edge of our seats 'till the end, but you gave it a fair shake :) Thanks a million for giving our efforts the (much needed) airtime on your platform. It's getting late here in Amsterdam, but I'll stick around for a bit, if anyone in the comments here as questions for us.

    FairphoneFairphoneأشهر قبل
    • @Fairphone you should try to make a phone like this but with Gorilla Glass 5 or 6 front and back, aluminum sides, 8 core processor Snap 855+ and cameras to keep up with Samsung S10 or the Google Pixel 4a with at least 8GB of RAM Please make the Screen OLED with at least 3040x1040px, 60Hz, you could maybe buy the screen from Samsung And please include a charger adapter and cable, it will do a lot to prevent waste from millions ordering new ones on Amazon.

      Marwell GrimesMarwell Grimes2 أيام قبل
    • Give us premium options on the swappable modules and I will buy one over the latest Samsung even at a higher price point.

      dougolsendougolsen5 أيام قبل
    • I recently bought an iPhone 13 recently, but if I knew this phone was available ,I would have bought it! Any plans on selling it in Canada and the US?

      Rad IstRad Ist15 أيام قبل
    • I know I'm way way too late. Since your dealing philosophy is sustainability I'm pretty much sure I know the answer to my question I'll ask it anyway. If there was a traction for a smaller screen phone would you guys make it? These giant damn screens make phones inoperable with one hand and it is annoying as hell. I have this Samsung galaxy j5 and I love size of it screen size 5inches and phone 5.6 inches. I not only can't care less how thin phone is I like the thicker since again it makes phone less slippery and give the damn thing more grip. Practically is gone everything in tech now is just a dick measuring contest and it's annoying. However I'm looking to replace that Samsung. It's in mint condition not a scratch however the bloat makes it so that it is only useful for messaging and non video calls. What I'm saying is if there's a chance that you guys might make a smaller screen phone I can wait for few years with that bloated garbage in my hand. I already have big screen phone so I don't need another one :/

      GenkaGenka16 أيام قبل
    • I hope you guys all the best

      Blessed11Blessed1124 أيام قبل
  • Perhaps the biggest question for Fairphone that wasn't addressed here is if the motherboard can be exchanged for a new one with a faster chip. That would REALLY make this an upgrade-able phone.

    Tine TanniesTine Tanniesأشهر قبل
    • @Odysseus Flappington not true. I upgraded my cameras for newer better versions.

      sanderwoertmansanderwoertman3 أيام قبل
    • PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS . THANK YOU FROM ISRAEL :)

      ESF19791111ESF197911115 أيام قبل
    • @Tom Persons Well, maybe. The entire marketing proposition of the Fairphone is its sustainability. An increasingly geriatric and non-upgradeable motherboard undermines that.

      Tine TanniesTine Tannies12 أيام قبل
    • thats only the biggest question to a small portion of the audience

      Tom PersonsTom Persons13 أيام قبل
    • @Xennori Sustainability isn't a positive to you? Repairability isn't a positive to you? Paying its workers, and supply chain workers a living wage is surely a positive thing...?

      Justin PhilpottJustin Philpott13 أيام قبل
  • "We are often rewarding the phones that push the limits..." This Fairphone 4 does too! ...Only not with bleeding edge hardware, but with repairability, sustainability and software updates.

    WetterhounWetterhounأشهر قبل
    • I AGREE :) THANK YOU FROM ISRAEL :)

      ESF19791111ESF197911115 أيام قبل
    • Unfortunate reality but it's a reality.... for the individual, who now engages so heavily with their phone, "sustainability" is a low priority, and more effectively expressed elsewhere like diet and transportation. And Fairphone is sabotaging their own "sustainability" objective by making components replaceable but not upgradable. A perfectly maintained Fairphone will grow slower and make less efficient use of the user's time because of this inability to upgrade.

      Tine TanniesTine Tannies29 أيام قبل
    • And workers rights

      SamSamأشهر قبل
    • U serious

      Bill KBill Kأشهر قبل
  • I’ve been wondering why phones didn’t have user-replaceable modular components like this for years. The fact that this exist is absolutely incredible.

    JNS StudiosJNS Studiosأشهر قبل
    • @Bill K The problem here is that this is not sustainable. At my end I don't care, I took the flip3 and have extended warranty and insurance on it, but that means Samsung wont repair my phone replacing whatever is broken (some parts are impossible to replace without replacing most of the phone), just take it and give me a new one. That is super convenient for me (especially with the folding screen that I assume will break at some point just by using it), but it's not so convenient to the environment or people who get paid bullshit money to dig up resources so I can have a nice futuristic phone sitting on my lucky ass in EU.

      DawidDawid2 أيام قبل
    • @Tom Persons fairphone is mediocre because you cannot have a sustainably repairable device that has the same feature set as the current or even more recent generation of smartphone. The reason you can't just pull it apart to replace a battery is because it's glued together. The reason it meets an IP68 rating is because... it's glued together. Unfortunately, it's much harder to design a device to achieve and maintain those water/dust resistance ratings without using glue. When people say stupid things like 'they glue it together so you can't replace the battery so you have to buy a new one it is planned obsolescence, see?' they are really being ignorant of the fact they added glue to make the phone dust and water resistant, making it more durable, less likely to break, less likely to need to be repaired or replaced... The feature set of a standard smartphone are a counterargument to anything someone has to say about planned obsolescence. The device should last you longer to begin with because it is less susceptible to death from every day use, and less likely to die from incidental use. The design of the phone has been intentionally made to be more robust over the last decade, so you shouldn't need to extend the life of your device through repair. If it's better quality to begin, that's why you pay $1000 for it instead of buying a $300 phone. If I wanted a $300 phone, the features and quality that come with it, why would I buy a fairphone for $700? I'd rather spend $300 more and get a better built device or spend $700 on something else that costs $700.

      Jeremy HansonJeremy Hanson12 أيام قبل
    • @Jeremy Hanson a final, final thought... what other piece of tech do you spend $1000 on every 2 years?

      Tom PersonsTom Persons13 أيام قبل
    • @Jeremy Hanson just a final thought... I was only summing up what Marques was getting at in the video. The reason Fairphone is mediocre is for exactly all the reasons I mentioned (and that Marques originally postulated), you can't be cutting edge and sustainable at the same time "from a profitability standpoint". apple or Samsung could definitely do the exact same thing that Fairphone is doing, but at the cutting edge of technology. Unfortunately if they do that, their business could become unsustainable

      Tom PersonsTom Persons13 أيام قبل
    • @Jeremy Hanson first you say I'm bashing Apple.... which I'm not... then you say I'm perpetuating nonsense... which would be what exactly? Aww come on man!!!!

      Tom PersonsTom Persons13 أيام قبل
  • I'm getting the Google pixel 6 pro but that's attractive, especially the swapping battery bit

    AlteoriAlteoriأشهر قبل
    • @Hamza Asif lol RIP @Alteori

      I'm shmeeI'm shmeeأشهر قبل
    • @I'm shmee Usually yes. But I think your comment predicting the obvious future brought bad luck to their comment lol. The future was like: Now I'm not Doing it 😂

      Hamza AsifHamza Asifأشهر قبل
    • Hi verified youtuber, I come from the future to tell you that you will get many likes due to the fact of just being some random guy with a tick next to his name.

      I'm shmeeI'm shmeeأشهر قبل
  • “Remember, swapping out your battery is always faster than charging"

     ShortHax ShortHaxأشهر قبل
    • 😂

      Darrian GarioDarrian Gario14 أيام قبل
    • Dude what the hell, 16 thousand likes for a comment?

      MeresMeres16 أيام قبل
    • kinda like "switching to your pistol is always faster than reloading".

      Rolan SamonteRolan Samonte19 أيام قبل
    • True af, buy a €49 battery then popping in a cable 😀

      Murtaza PatelMurtaza Patel21 أيام قبل
    • @Bearyea if anything the Samsung phones are harder to get stuff out due to the curved screen

      ItsCayden!ItsCayden!22 أيام قبل
  • Wow, finally glad to see sustainability taking a step into the tech world. Other manufacturer mention things like reduction in packaging material, or weight of material, or missing components in the phone. But to see a company showing of the modularity of their phone and its components, is pretty fantastic.

    OnlyDejiOnlyDejiأشهر قبل
    • @jasnoor singh but apple will never do it, not to mention that the software is the worst part of their products.

      Emma FlandersEmma Flandersأشهر قبل
    • fairphone + apple= best sustainable phone 0-0 and best performance

      jasnoor singhjasnoor singhأشهر قبل
  • Great review! I watched it on my Fairphone 3. I bought it two years ago. Last year, I installed an upgraded camera. Just a couple of weeks ago, I replaced my damages usb-c port. Looking forward to at least 3 more years of using this phone. Recycling your old devices is a great idea, but also remember that the most sustainable phone you can use is the one you already own. So don't buy the latest if your current phone will do and make an effort to keep your current phone running smoothly. Finally, one thing that wasn't mentioned in the video is that these phones are assembled in Chinese factories, but that Fairphone ensures fair wages and working conditions for factory workers. Cheers everyone!

    Roelinde KamstRoelinde Kamst26 أيام قبل
  • Imagine every manufacturer would build phones like this.

    BerndBernd18 أيام قبل
  • "We only have one earth. Hot take: we should be taking better care of it." HELLS YES! I'm grateful for the review and the willingness to include reparability. I would also love to hear anything other head-to-head comparison (are others using child labor? What about mining practices?). You are the kind of content producer who could push the industry in a better direction. Thank you and keep up the good work! :)

    ChrizfromTOChrizfromTOأشهر قبل
    • YES please include in the iFixit scores in the reviews and /or come up with your own!

      KaizenKaizenأشهر قبل
    • @Purav Bhandare yes, "hot take" was obviously sarcastic

      KaizenKaizenأشهر قبل
    • @Demorthus pretty sure the "hot take" dialogue was meant to be sarcastic

      Purav BhandarePurav Bhandareأشهر قبل
    • Tbh, I think it's rediculous to say it's even a hot take.. It's just objective fact that we will ruin/destroy everything, if we take care of nothing lol

      DemorthusDemorthusأشهر قبل
  • Love that you're giving these sustainability companies the shine they deserve

    Gnats SonGnats Sonأشهر قبل
    • Yes, that’s really huge!!

      Pi Pa PoPi Pa Poأشهر قبل
    • @Ko- Jap I’m not a troll.

      JoeJoeأشهر قبل
    • @Joe so you are a weeb troll thank you for wasting my time I guess

      Ko- JapKo- Japأشهر قبل
    • @Ko- Jap Figure it out.

      JoeJoeأشهر قبل
    • @Joe where is this even coming from ? care about them ? what should he do exactly? what do you mean by care?

      Ko- JapKo- Japأشهر قبل
  • Thing about comparing it to similarly priced phones is that I'm happy with a phone as good as the Fairphone, so if I spend extra money, I'm more than happy for that money to go to secondary things like repairability, sustainability, etc

    Connor R. HunterConnor R. Hunterأشهر قبل
    • exactly

      Tri NineTri Nine2 أيام قبل
  • Really glad to see this phone on the channel! Thanks for not being a cynic about it, you've always supported the right causes and I have mad respect

    Christian AntleyChristian Antleyأشهر قبل
  • Always quality content by Marques. I love his honesty and how he makes videos considering other perspectives than just silicon valley's definition of progress.

    Neutral Partisan ReportNeutral Partisan Reportأشهر قبل
  • It’s SO amazing to see this! I hope Fairphone nudges all manufacturers to make devices like this. It’ll save our planet.

    QasimQasim13 أيام قبل
  • Anyone else used the fairphone 1 or 2? This one on the other hand looks like it might be near competetive, which is actually really good! I really like the idea behind fairphone, I hope they’ll get to a point of low range competetiveness. If nothing else it might move the needle for other companies to start making fair’er phones

    Kalle HalldenKalle Halldenأشهر قبل
    • I had an FP2 and was very happy with it for ages - the parts I eventually needed were a little hard to get hold of, but that was when they were a lot smaller a company....

      Justin PhilpottJustin Philpott13 أيام قبل
    • I am using the 3 right now, I think that was the first truly competitive Fairphone. I have been using it for 2 years now and it is still doing great, so I'm aiming for at least 5 years on this one :)

      Roelinde KamstRoelinde Kamst26 أيام قبل
    • @seeibe I'm well aware of how bad Apple is for the environment, I only mentioned how they supported devices for the longest out of any manufacturer. I think saying "if you don't support devices with software updates for longer than every single other manufacturer on the market, you're not environmentally friendly" is strange and overly pedantic. The Fairphone has had a large effort poured into it to ensure it uses environmentally-friendly metals and completely recycled plastics, something many manufactures don't bother with at all. Apple's whole business model is selling underpowered devices for just as much as their powerful counterparts, and in exchange for charging more for less they offer support for those devices for a lot longer than the other companies can. For a tiny company like Fairphone, it just isn't possible to compete with Apple in that regard. All this without mentioning that the Fairphone is completely open to installing third-party ROMs and OSs onto it, so even in five years when the Fairphone 'stops' receiving updates (or rather, Fairphone is no longer guaranteed to release updates), you could still easily install a community-maintained ROM that is kept up-to-date. Just as MKBHD said in this very video, there is no such thing as a 100% perfectly environmentally product, but the Fairphone is just about the closest anyone has ever gotten.

      Down200Down200أشهر قبل
    • @Down200 Apple is notoriously bad for the environment (throwing away entire boards and devices even though they could be repaired easily, telling their manufacturers not to sell parts to third party repair), so, nope, if you can't do significantly better than Apple on the longevity of your devices I don't think you get to call yourself an environmentally friendly company.

      seeibeseeibeأشهر قبل
    • Fairphone 3+

      Climate Change doesn't bargainClimate Change doesn't bargainأشهر قبل
  • I really hope this thing catches up! And heartfelt thanks to MKBHD for pledging to include sustainability for all phone reviews going fwd. This is a big deal, man! Thanks for doing your part

    Sagar13iffySagar13iffyأشهر قبل
  • Love the concept. This is good for the consumer. Like MKB said they are at the very least making bigger companies take note.

    J. SJ. S23 أيام قبل
  • Despite its flaws, I have to say it's commendable that they're doing this. I hope they receive more & more funding truly. Even IF at the very least you're able to replace *only* the battery in your smartphone, that's almost akin to giving it a second life. Add your fast charging tech & it's quickly another extra 2-3 yrs by the effort of a few minutes opening and replacing the battery!

    DemorthusDemorthusأشهر قبل
  • Awesome video again Marques! I really liked the part where you talked about sustainability in phones generally. Would love to see a complete video just on sustainability and tech overall. I’m curious what is your opinion about it, and also I think that you being such an influential and famous youtuber, you could make people think at least a bit before they buy the newest cutting edge “mobile workstation” for scrolling Facebook and emails. Thanks for bringing us these superb videos, keep up the good work:)

    Mátyás SzilágyiMátyás Szilágyiأشهر قبل
  • Love it! Been trying to get one of these for a couple years now. Wish they would sell them here :(

    Ben SullinsBen Sullinsأشهر قبل
    • In some countries in Europe it is still not available. Released at the end of December 21 or January 22

      marino4691marino4691أشهر قبل
    • @Syafiq They create a real example that other companies can copy. If you're Samsung or Xiaomi, you'll be MUCH more likely to incorporate sustainable practices knowing: 1. The demand is there 2. At least some of it is feasible as demonstrated by a real world example 3. Some of the infrastructure and supply chain already exist, albeit in smaller scale.

      Irun SIrun Sأشهر قبل
    • Fairphone 4 looks to be shipping to USA

      sjf96sjf96أشهر قبل
    • @Syafiq Fuck that. Tons of people would buy this, me included.

      Taylor BrownTaylor Brownأشهر قبل
    • i had a friend who used the fairphone 1 running android 2.3. After 2-3 years he had to get the fairphone 2, because his other was getting to slow. And i thought the whole point about this company is, that you dont have to buy a new one

      Maximilian M.Maximilian M.أشهر قبل
  • This is the future! Love the idea of being able to customize my own phone, what would've been even wilder is if we'd be able to get the other phones part and merge it in, you know... like a PC? But the removable battery certainly is a HUGE +

    VendettaVendetta29 أيام قبل
  • Well done : making an effort towards sustainability ! Good review and good message !

    User OneUser Oneأشهر قبل
  • I love the concept, I hope they take over the market with this one!

    StephenStephenأشهر قبل
  • I would be interested to see reviews of used phones. Like, how does a 2018 phone hold up today when bought used? An already made phone is probably the most sustainable way to go, it would be interesting to see/learn what are the things to look for

    Fernando VirdiaFernando Virdiaأشهر قبل
  • This is gonna be my next phone. I really feel the price is completely justified here.

    KatherineKatherineأشهر قبل
    • @Moss it's like free ranged eggs vs caged eggs. Of course caged eggs are going to be cheaper but it's the ethics behind it. There's no way they'd be the same price but we need to sacrifice some specs if we want something sustainable and more ethical. Not everything is about $$ and specs mate.

      BrianBrianأشهر قبل
    • I don't believe you

      mariuxxxx1mariuxxxx1أشهر قبل
    • yep, I also ordered one as my current one Pixel 2 touchscreen problems

      marino4691marino4691أشهر قبل
    • @Moss why are you talking about the specs?? We all know the specs arent good compared to other phones but the whole point of the phone is its sustainability and to reduce e-waste.

      FIREFIREأشهر قبل
    • I just ordered mine and am soo stoked to get it 😻

      Pi Pa PoPi Pa Poأشهر قبل
  • This is EXACTLY how I want my iPhone to be!!! And I am sure that Android users would love their phones to be like this, as well. In fact, ALL products should be like this, not just the phone! ... and in a utopian future where all companies REALLY think about their customers (and the environment we live in) and not about themselves, this kind of sustainable product would be the norm everywhere... I guess.

    Mango FiveMango Fiveأشهر قبل
  • I wish one of the major phone manufacturer companies would introduce something like this. Since most of them are concerned about their bottom line, being able to sell modular pieces will fall right into that.

    The HERO FamilyThe HERO Familyأشهر قبل
  • Reparability is a huge component of the buying process for me. Thank you for adding this element to your future phone reviews.

    Abdullah MamunAbdullah Mamunأشهر قبل
  • Awesome review. Loved the point about how cutting edge technology is usually the contrary of sustainability. Very true. I am considering this phone for my next purchase.

    Saul ASaul Aأشهر قبل
  • Its nice to see that the whole “modular” idea is coming back in a proper way.

    Arctic Wolf OfficialArctic Wolf Officialأشهر قبل
    • It's not coming back, this is the fourth Fairphone, it has always been around!

      Roelinde KamstRoelinde Kamst26 أيام قبل
    • @Max We sometimes , for fun, but only when charger connected :)

      MikeElMikeElأشهر قبل
    • @MikeEl don't bathe with your phone?

      Max WeMax Weأشهر قبل
    • @Morphior that's what it was called... immediately thought of that. that must've been 5 years ago

      SamSamأشهر قبل
    • @Diddykong7 Nothings different, sheep will continue buying iPhones every year.

      l4kr411l4kr411أشهر قبل
  • It's great that you reviewed this phone and that you wanna incorporate sustainability into your video's!💚

    BramBramأشهر قبل
  • Happy to see that sustainability of any product is likely to mainstream in major manufacturing decisions, and to include in your phone reviews videos is a good move and will bring the debate about e waste to the front. Peace ✌🏿

    Ketan SoniKetan Soniأشهر قبل
  • It takes smaller companies to do something ambitious like this, hopefully at some point in the future the entire industry goes in this direction.

    CaptainStarkillerCaptainStarkiller3 أيام قبل
  • Thank-you for this video. Honestly the only thing that break first on majority of the phones today is the glass display, it never happens to be. They used to be made from plastic and just doing fine. I think the futur phone must come with solution that make to swap the entire display easy, without the pain needed on going into complex and risky surgery. I personally never swim or bath with my phones, they can wait. I have dropped my phones (not water proof ) from year 2004 in the water , they just return to working state just fine. so there is no real need for the 100% water proof phones, they tend to use a lot of glue that make them impossible to repair. Samsung they still make the Galaxy Xcover 5 with removeable battery and plenty of screws and seals instead of glue. I use to have a Nokia 3310 that i have recycled it. I have plenty of regrettes. although today I have kept my 2 oldest Nokia 3650 and HTC Desire Z. 😍

    Photo HopePhoto Hopeأشهر قبل
  • Watching this on my Fairphone. Delighted with it. The repairability combined with the ethical production line made it an easy choice for me

    More Kindness NowMore Kindness Nowأشهر قبل
    • @HuffGLaDTem The camera is really solid, comparable to other phones at that price. It is worse than a 1k€ iphone tho. And the screen does it's job. It's bright enough for outdoor, colors are accurate, neither too extreme or washed out. You lack 120hz tho. Bigger downsides for me are that the speaker is, despite being loud, not the very best. You don't notice it after a week, but in comparison to my old iphone x the speaker is noticable worse. Plus, there is no wireless charging. Not a dealbreaker, but would've been nice to have.

      7i4nf4n7i4nf4nأشهر قبل
    • i really like it in theory, it’s also in my price range. only thing is the camera and screen seem like big downsides that i would really like to have a better camera and screen than what is on it. how does it work for you?

      HuffGLaDTemHuffGLaDTemأشهر قبل
    • @Zach It's solid. I never had a 120hz screen before anyway, but maybe that step back wouldve bothered me.

      7i4nf4n7i4nf4nأشهر قبل
    • Upgrade it. LOL

      Vadim AndreyevVadim Andreyevأشهر قبل
    • If it had an even remotely reasonable size, I would have bought one too. But unfortunately, the combination of reasonable size and Android is extinct.

      Hubert BeckHubert Beckأشهر قبل
  • Loving it. Been looking for a phone like this for several decades now. Would be nice with upgradeable parts though. 5 years of parts is relatively short as well.

    G00GLE 5UCKSG00GLE 5UCKSأشهر قبل
  • This is awesome. Most impressive thing you have shown in a while; to have an effect on all future smartphone reviews? Impressive in more ways than one.

    TRY to HELP youTRY to HELP youأشهر قبل
  • Still pretty good phone I personally love the look and the idea of it but if they would sell better batteries then the stock one and an upgrade to change the type of camera and this phone would be perfect good job fairphone

    Toutou951Toutou951أشهر قبل
  • So awesome! The only thing stopping me from 100% getting it when my phone dies is the lack of wireless charging. But then again, we all have to make compromises for better sustainability..

    6RadaR66RadaR6أشهر قبل
    • From the design it seems it could be moddable, would be nice to see

      LlewlnLlewln24 أيام قبل
  • The fair phone is most definitely “pushing the limits” and “actually unique”. It is an important step to a better future. They’re setting the bar.

    Nicolay HovenNicolay Hovenأشهر قبل
    • @Franz Hörnig and I'm pretty sure the $2 bucks extra a month or whatever additional chump change that Failphone pay to their subcontracted Chinese sweatshop workers and African miners vs the likes of Apple isn't worth me paying an extra 400 Euros for, on top of what is basically equivalent to a Galaxy A12 without the headphone jack for 4x its actual market value. I'd rather buy a much better phone with a headphone jack and an upgradeable + replaceable battery (like an LG V20, that has replaceable batteries in sizes from 3200mah up to 10000mah) and donate the difference than fill Fairphone's virtue-signalling CEOs fat wallet in Amsterdam. Once they publicly show how much of their mark-up goes to their workers and how much to their devs and themselves, then I might reconsider once they make an actual decent phone (because this ain't it, chief).

      hmmhmmأشهر قبل
    • @El Chapo *We've got a

      JayJayأشهر قبل
    • @Jay oh shit, we've a got a "scholar" over here. 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘴𝘴.

      El ChapoEl Chapoأشهر قبل
    • That is not how you use quotations.

      JayJayأشهر قبل
    • @Kayl Snow 4x markup seems very reasonable for sustainable sourcing imo.

      Easwar HariharanEaswar Hariharanأشهر قبل
  • Two Dutch initiatives in the link section, Fairphone and TeamSeas. Makes me proud to be Dutch :-) I have a Fairphone 3+ (upgraded camera) myself, am very happy with it although I have to agree on the camera, it's not very strong in low light conditions. But if I want to take really good photos I'll take my camera instead. One point I missed in the video. Fairphone not only makes the hardware easy to repair (or upgrade sometimes), also the software is updated long after other companies stop support. My Fairphone2 (which I gave to a nephew) got Android 9 just before I gave it away, and I saw they are planning a new one as well. That phone is at least six years old! That also enhances the lifetime of the phone!

    J. v NJ. v Nأشهر قبل
  • Would appreciate a repairability and sustainability section on each review. I'd like to see all phone makes have a take back when broken or dead scheme.

    Just JohnJust Johnأشهر قبل
  • Love the video and all the Insight! I'd love to see your channel and other tech AR-too channels talk about ways we can recycle old electronics and the implications around this. I do not think there is enough education about this, and since media consumption is such a big part of our lives, why not use our media platforms like AR-too, to educate average consumers? Perhaps this can help outreach. Anyways, Blessings!

    Juan CarlosJuan Carlos5 أيام قبل
  • I love that you will include sustainability and repairability as factors in your reviews!

    Felix H.Felix H.أشهر قبل
  • This is it. I've always wanted something like this since like 2013. I hope this phone can change the world of electronics

    YEET Machine3000YEET Machine3000أشهر قبل
  • Hopefully they keep growing I wanna see this in 5-10 years when they improve and are more popular

    Mohamed YagoubMohamed Yagoub16 أيام قبل
  • I love this. If I was able to afford it I definitely would give this phone a try.

    DonicsMDonicsM24 أيام قبل
  • Respect for actually getting the sustainability message and passing it on instead of just glossing it over and focusing entirely on the spec differences. Well done - quality review!

    Justin PhilpottJustin Philpott13 أيام قبل
  • A breath of fresh air for sure. A phone that is pro-consumer. Imagine that.

    cpthornmancpthornmanأشهر قبل
    • @Paul B They already do it lol. I fixed the phone myself and bought a port for $1.5 on aliexpress and a soldering iron for $2.89, and that comes out 74.15% cheaper than with this phone...

      Mr. SharpMr. Sharpأشهر قبل
    • That Pixel be Looking SUS KEKW Amongus camera back

      The Light SilentThe Light Silentأشهر قبل
    • @Ko- Jap I know you’re not talking with your 2013 type banner

      JoeJoeأشهر قبل
    • @Joe typical weeb logic

      Ko- JapKo- Japأشهر قبل
    • @faisal Consumerism has really gotten deep into you soul hasn't it?

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  • This is very cool to see. Was funny when you pulled off the back - reminded me of so many prior Samsung phones I've had (and loved) which had that removable back feature as well. Funny how we forget about these features - it wasn't that long ago! The phone looks really good, love the modularity and ability to tweak and tinker with it. I know everyone loves their phablets these days, but I for one wish this was designed right at 6" to keep it nice in hand and make up for the extra thickness they have in place with the overall design. Having a large display PLUS thicker phone will likely make it a bit harder to enjoy when in pocket, etc. Looking forward to hearing more about this one as other reviews come up. Cheers!

    Cory Elliott BurkeCory Elliott Burkeأشهر قبل
  • Damn I remember the time when I would bring a second battery with my Nintendo ds and a screwdriver and could get two times the battery life by just switching them out. Cool that there is at least one modern smartphone where you can do this

    HelmiHelmiأشهر قبل
  • awesome video, I'm really excited to see the sustainability segments in new videos!

    Eli Whitehead-zimmersEli Whitehead-zimmersأشهر قبل
  • I have never heard of Fairphone, yet the idea sure is intriguing! Thanks for the interesting review Marques!

    Peter Herget & Gadgets AnonymousPeter Herget & Gadgets Anonymousأشهر قبل
  • Regardless of the phone’s downsides, I have to give huge praises to Fairphone for creating a product that is not only sustainable and better for the environment, but a product that gives more power to the consumer. I hope other big tech companies take notice.

    Pablo MenendezPablo Menendezأشهر قبل
    • @H That's why my Fairphone is on the way. Can't wait because the old phone is dying.

      Peter TrampuschPeter Trampuschأشهر قبل
    • Praises won't pay their bills...

      HHأشهر قبل
    • @Ralph Reilly Yeah when you compare a small company that is trying to make a change against Giants like Google, Apple, BBK, and Samsung. Come on dude, how's that fair?! at least learn to appreciate good things. They are putting some effort to bring change. Not everyone needs high end specs, performance, and have the money to change their phones every year.

      mufsin ppmufsin ppأشهر قبل
    • Unless we actually stop buying their phones, there's unfortunately not much reason for other companies to take notice. And in this particular case the issue is that instead of getting a FairPhone, you could get an equivalent old, used phone for a much lower price, which would be even better for the environment. So while I applaud them for what they're trying to do, I don't see it as something that could really shake up the market at this point in time.

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  • I believe like maybe 7/8 years ago was the first time this concept was introduced. It was called Project Ara, backed by Google, but the idea was the exact same one, only that each module was a bit easier to swap with magnet attachment and I was really hyped to have a phone like this one. I guess they scrapped the project but I'm glad it's finally out there after such a long time.

    InsaneFreakshowInsaneFreakshowأشهر قبل
    • This is the Fairphone 4 he's reviewing. So this is the fourth phone this company has produced. It's not finally here, this is just yet another sustainable phone, just yet again better than their previous attempts. I'm actually responding from my FP3 which is also awesome.

      Roelinde KamstRoelinde Kamst26 أيام قبل
  • Imagine having different phone camera lenses that you change out while taking pictures, or changing to a completely different charging port. I can totally see this in the future

    JarvaliciousJarvaliciousأشهر قبل
  • I miss the removable batteries!!! Those were the days!! I hope this company takes off so they can make some true high end flagships. I know I would buy one! They can make different camera combo modules, different speakers and different displays. This is the way to go if companies are truly about making the consumers happy and helping them save money and get the most out of their phones.

    Jay PenaJay Pena20 أيام قبل
  • If they made a high end version I'm definitely a customer. I would be fine if they had to make some compromises to the repairability to get the high end specs. If they could make the repairability comparable to the original HTC Evo it would be perfect. There was glue on that phone, but with just a little research anyone could replace mostly anything that would break on it. Granted that phone is probably 10 years old by now, but I think most of the repairability of recent phones has been removed to make you buy a new phone instead of repairing what you have, not because a high end phone can't be made repairable.

    Clay BirdyshawClay Birdyshawأشهر قبل
  • This is actually a huge step. So happy to hear mkbhd will be sinning a light on sustainability as an aspect of reviews moving forward. Definitely my next phone. A small drop in specs for the price is nothing in terms of what you get in return.

    Matt GouldMatt Gouldأشهر قبل
    • @Bloos You don't understand what a non-profit organization means... It does not mean that they will give out free phones, it means that all the employees in the company will work for the average market wage, and there will be no billionaire owner and top managers who have a large stock portfolio worth millions of dollars.

      Mr. SharpMr. Sharpأشهر قبل
    • @Houston your point does stand, but how you think they gonna operate a factory supposing they make very little money?

      BloosBloosأشهر قبل
    • @Houston THIS^^^^^

      PSYCHOPSYCHOأشهر قبل
    • ​@Sumith Singh "corporate greedy smartphone companies" Lol, the sole purpose of EVERY company is to make money. They're already a corporate greedy smartphone company. If Fairphone was doing this purely out of the goodness of their hearts, they'd be a non-profit organization. But they're not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. They're doing it to make money. Because they've identified a niche role in the smartphone where they're not directly competing with Samsung or Apple, or really anyone at all for that matter. And they went all-in, gambling that people would see them as the moral and righteous nature-loving "good" company. Their survival depends upon the public not thinking of them as just another samsung or apple. They have to be the "good guys" in order for their company to survive. As you could see in the video, the actual specs and shape of the phone are hugely inferior to the pixel 6. And yet, the fairphone and the pixel 6 are the same price. The only reason anyone would buy the fairphone is because of their sense of morals and values. They want to support the "good" company, fuck google.

      HoustonHoustonأشهر قبل
    • This is a huge step forward. Either way, if this company sells a million or two units of the phone. They'd probably change into the corporate greedy smartphone companies. I hope not But, this phone comes with a 5 years of warranty. This is huge for any company

      Sumith SinghSumith Singhأشهر قبل
  • I love MKBHD's content because it's not like you have to rely on the video to understand it. listening to what he says also has the similar experience!

    MK997MK997أشهر قبل
  • Great review Marques and kudos to Fairphone for innovating and getting modular phones right.

    blayzejblayzejأشهر قبل
  • Yes! Finally someone who actually takes sustainability seriously. I hope I will see your sustainability section in your reviews also years in the future :D

    ZüchtiZüchti21 أيام قبل
  • I love love love the idea of a fully repairable phone, easy to replace and fix... Just that my poco does exactly that. It's surprisingly easy to take apart, no glass back and the glue is not difficult to remove. Most importantly, it's cheaper. The only way I could see myself buying the fairphone is if they sold upgradable "brain"/CPU blocks that allowed me to spend say, $150 to upgrade the heart of it every 3-5 years.

    Quimbly JonesQuimbly Jonesأشهر قبل
  • I think the best use of this phone would be as a company phone. Companies can easily pay for small damages and repair the parts that are needed while supplying their employees with a phone for work. Especially with the 5 year promise of supplying parts, this can go a long way

    Hak ArtsvelianHak Artsvelianأشهر قبل
    • I Agree, this would be great as a first phone for The Home Depot

      anguyen280anguyen280أشهر قبل
    • perfect use case

      LumcoinLumcoinأشهر قبل
    • For sure.

      ichtoza vuzovskyichtoza vuzovskyأشهر قبل
    • Agreed

      Nomster DudeNomster Dudeأشهر قبل
  • thanks to this company ❤️ this company name should be "Respect" as this word define the essence of their mindset. this phone is not made to beat others but to inspire the future and made to respect earth and people.

    Adi De SousaAdi De Sousaأشهر قبل
  • Love everything about this phone and company!

    AeroPRAeroPR29 أيام قبل
  • A removable battery is one of the most valuable things for me in a phone, it's the reason I stuck with LG for so long as well

    9aracna TM9aracna TMأشهر قبل
  • Fairphone + a fully working CalyxOS/GrapheneOS = Perfect combo! If this happens, it would open you automatically gain a whole niche of super users.

    und3rgr0undfr34kund3rgr0undfr34kأشهر قبل
  • Not surprised by this. Europe has really been pushing the “right to repair” for years now. It’s crazy how they actually care about the customer over there.

    Santia McEntireSantia McEntireأشهر قبل
    • "It’s crazy how they actually care about the customer over there." Or should you say: "It's crazy how we DO NOT CARE about the customers over here."???

      grote goedheidgrote goedheid29 أيام قبل
    • @Aleks L Well, America and Europe pretty much share their tech markets... you get the odd fringe company like Fairphone, sure, but for the most part the phones you can get in Europe are the same ones they sell in America. That being said, we do have a lot more in the way of consumer focused legislature.

      Nathan O'ConnorNathan O'Connorأشهر قبل
    • I live in Europe and i wouldn't say they care about the customer or right to repair

      Aleks LAleks Lأشهر قبل
    • Yeah, especially Germany ngl

      Good sofa lolGood sofa lolأشهر قبل
    • @Damian Brown last time I checked Europe does not infact have 110 countries

      Seyam RahmanSeyam Rahmanأشهر قبل
  • My wife and I both have the Fairphone 3, it's been absolutely brilliant up-to now.. I decided to go this way after been really frustrated that nobody would replace my HTC 10's battery. The phone is in perfect order but the battery is dead.. I'll never buy a phone without a removable battery ever again. I also just picked up a refurbished LG V20 for my son. One of the last smartphones from a main company that has a removable battery. Beautiful metal build, shoots Raw format photos and even comes with a really useful IR blaster.. I hope other companies start doing this.

    justin holdingjustin holding26 أيام قبل
  • I've had it for several months and frankly it's really top notch and super robust, I highly recommend it 👍😉🌞

    pascal hofstetterpascal hofstetterأشهر قبل
  • I have the Fairphone 3+ and I am the happiest phone owner of all time! I repaired my older phones on my own too, but that was a pain in the ass, I begged the gods to be someone to make such a phone that is repairable (at least to change the battery) more easily. This Fairphone 4 is sourly a better phone, but I am totally satisfied with my 3+. I am using it for my Mavic Air drone, Ronin S gimbal, using a lot of other apps on it without any problem. Yes, it´s a little bit thicker than other phones, but it´s a fat change for this "throwaway" world.

    Leon KissLeon Kissأشهر قبل
  • This is amazing concept,this must have followed all smart phones companies.

    Let's Look SomethingLet's Look Somethingأشهر قبل
  • Imagine how long an iPhone would last with their software optimization in this type of modular design

    AdeetardAdeetardأشهر قبل
    • And that is why they would never do it because they would go broke.

      E WillioE Willioأشهر قبل
    • @JM I agree to your point, my issue is with the modular option of replacing parts compared to if it stops working to upgrade. The type of person who would be willing to take apart the phone to swap a part are the type that upgrade regularly and have a tech like mind. The older generation that is ok with an outdated phone isn't the market for self repair in the 1st place.

      Earl ErotavlasEarl Erotavlasأشهر قبل
    • @Keklol69 nothing about this design philosophy lends itself to small products

      Rowan StrangRowan Strangأشهر قبل
    • Shareholders wouldn't like it. Even worse: They could sue Apple for not maximizing profit.

      b0nz1officialb0nz1officialأشهر قبل
    • Two months, maybe less.

      NokenifyNokenifyأشهر قبل
  • 10:30 So much respect. Really refreshing to see something like this in a tech review!

    notstarboardnotstarboardأشهر قبل
  • So glad you covered this phone. I've been wanting to change to this phone for years.

    Gailen GillespieGailen Gillespieأشهر قبل
  • Imagine that you could build your phone with the specs you need just the same way people set their own computers and set ups for gaming, design, whatever.

    MikamiMikami27 أيام قبل
  • This is honestly great, I'm in the market for a new phone and I was thinking of getting the pixel 6 (convenient I know) and I would 100% buy this instead

    CabbageCabbage21 أيام قبل
  • Right to repair: I see this as an absolute win!

    Floresdorf GamingFloresdorf Gamingأشهر قبل
    • That Pixel be Looking SUS KEKW Amongus camera back

      The Light SilentThe Light Silentأشهر قبل
  • Imagine having 2 extra batteries and an external charger in your bag with this phone. That's almost unlimited battery 🥰

    replymeyourmomgayreplymeyourmomgayأشهر قبل
  • This is the first phone since the v20 that actually has my interest. if a maker out there would make an extended battery upgrade for it, I'd be all over it. Just... why does amazon want $1200 USD for it? that's obscene, especially if it's supposed to be almost half that.

    Jorge RamosJorge Ramos18 أيام قبل
  • Marquee you legend! What microphone are you using filming this!? Also - been a mad fan following not just you - but the crowd funding vibes of a brand, not called fairphone though many years ago or as I last might recall, speaking to a modular phone/needs/wants based phone that has stuck with me ever since. So much so that I’d mentioned it just yesterday!! Thank you for allowing my mind to feel like we might just be able to keep loving forward … and for keeping my Mind fresh 🙂 there’s a stunner smile about my dear Marquee! May the odds continue to be for the favourable

    NirvahnNirvahnأشهر قبل
  • I remember having a swappable/removable battery on my Samsung Note 4, miss those features that the old phones have that the new ones don't.

    TheTargetlockonTheTargetlockonأشهر قبل
  • Really groovy that there is a company offering this kind of repairability on a phone like this. Not for everybody, some people won't want to do their own repairs anyways, but it is past time for us to have the choice.

    The Groovy Guitar DudeThe Groovy Guitar Dudeأشهر قبل
    • Really unfortunate that they will not be able to offer the components due to shortages globally

      Josh PJosh Pأشهر قبل
    • Cows

      Shahid SajidShahid Sajidأشهر قبل
    • Foreal. I also love you can DIY save on repair. And also change upgrade etc. i love that you can do it yourself and feel like a total nerd 😂 I hate how tech takes that option out

      Van NguyenVan Nguyenأشهر قبل
    • @konishiwoi honestly even iPhones are insanely easy to physically repair, it's just that the parts are paired to the phone for arbitrary reasons. They're probably the easiest phones to repair otherwise, though.

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    • "repairing" this phone is on the same level as swapping the batteries in a GameBoy. But yeah, I guess even such basic inconveniences are too much for the average user these days. Need an excuse to buy a new phone every few years I guess.

      seeibeseeibeأشهر قبل
  • this is really cool but what I was really looking forward to was being able to replace the chipset/rams/processors making it as customizable as pcs are and getting gaming to be mainstream on it edit: what i am trying to say is, this is basically easily repaired and not easily upgradable

    doodooman_1doodooman_1أشهر قبل
  • Thanks fairphone and MKBHD for making this happen. To a better world.

    Ye Phone MhanYe Phone Mhanأشهر قبل
  • I have been using my Fairphone 2 for ¡six years! People don't believe me when I tell them how much it lasts, and the two Android Upgrades I applied so far (not to mention I could upgrade my camera and change my battery for a little money). I already ordered the FP4, looking forward to receiving and enjoying it! Keep doing that great job, guys! As Gandhi said: "If you want to change the world, change yourself". Well, maybe it is not easy, but changing your phone for one way more sustainable is a big leap.

    makoki251makoki25126 أيام قبل
  • Crazy how removable battery feels like a new thing

    life disconnectedlife disconnected26 أيام قبل
  • If the Fairphone company with a few dozen million dollars in R&D can make something like this, it is totally possible for the giants at Apple, Google and Samsung to definitely do better in terms of specs and reliability. Phones are at the point now where we don't need more from them. So, focusing on making parts repairable is a key thing we could be focusing. What they don't realise is that people want to reinvest in the stuff they already own, people will come back for broken parts and upgrades over time and even if the reliability isn't perfect, it ultimately would result in them making more money from the extra parts sales anyway, and economies of scale would lower the cost of each part, making the phones totally marketable.

    Rishi Pranav RamakrishnanRishi Pranav Ramakrishnanأشهر قبل
    • Apple and Samsung can do pretty much whatever they please but risky investments are risky investments at the end of the day if they feel like the reward is big enough they probably would

      Draggy654Draggy654أشهر قبل
    • @Mikko Mengullo Yeah, but the Phoebus Cartel's Scheme shoudn't go this far, making stuff unrepairable. A phone should be able to last at least 3 years, with some repairs if necessary. That is the repair we are trying to make possible.

      Rishi Pranav RamakrishnanRishi Pranav Ramakrishnanأشهر قبل
    • You do know the light bulb scheme exist right?

      Mikko MengulloMikko Mengulloأشهر قبل
    • Absolutely 👌🏻

      Leopard KingLeopard Kingأشهر قبل
    • These companies should be taxed for destroying the environment deliberately

      RavarsenRavarsenأشهر قبل
  • This might the start of a new era Ofcourse like any other new tech, the first gen will be expensive/ not value for money but as the next generations are released, it gets better. Just like how it's happening with the foldables right now.

    VenkatVenkat27 أيام قبل
  • Repairability is going mainstream !!! I see a bright future out there 🌞

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  • I definitely hope the ideas here grow. A modular standard for phone components like PC components would be amazing. The desire to have as thin as possible goes against this, but maybe they can both exist.

    Scott's Photography BanzaiScott's Photography Banzai29 أيام قبل
  • I Love this so much! So excited for this development.

    GraceSeaGraceSea27 أيام قبل
  • Also, if enough people get into the value of something like this, the sales increase, and the business grows, surely they could eventually compete on the level of other flagship phones.

    Space vs PitchSpace vs Pitchأشهر قبل
    • Not really a value for money phone so nah not the word to use with this phone

      Fantastic Gaming & HighlightsFantastic Gaming & Highlightsأشهر قبل
    • Potentially, but you could imagine some cases where what is good for the customer (repairability, for example) is bad for the business and its investors (inability to charge high margins on repairs, less recurring revenue on sales of new models, less participation in the secondary market). Some companies are able to raise capital despite these headwinds and develop their product to catch up to or exceed legacy flagships (e.g., Tesla) while others fail to get customers to value ancillary benefits to get the capital they need to grow and develop their product. Timing and consumer trends matter to form a view on whether they'll be able to "get there".

      dubuvoredubuvoreأشهر قبل
    • I’m not 100% certain, but I seem to remember when project Ara was a thing, reading that the issue was always performance. An integrated design would always out perform a modular one.

      SimonLYWSimonLYWأشهر قبل
  • While watching your video I had a vison what if phones were upgradable like PC, you know we can just open them up repair them and even upgrade them, I think so that can be the next level of sustainability that companies can achieve.

    Daksh GargDaksh Gargأشهر قبل
  • yes definitely what i want to see in new phones well done fair phone .

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  • The idea of a phone with easily changeable parts is great!🥳 But completely ignoring the aesthetics of the phone is is not so much! If the phone would look decent and I could enhance it's performance then I'd totally buy it. Unfortunately it's a big no-no for now.💔

    Robert's eMailRobert's eMailأشهر قبل
  • My constant concern with holding on to my old smart phones is, backup in case the new one I buy breaks or I find myself needing a phone because my “current one” stopped working for X reason.

    Searchman212Searchman212أشهر قبل
  • There are other companies that are doing this. I own a "Shiftphone" from company Shift, they also have a modular phone that is ethically sourced. They also put in effort to speak out for responsible use of Technology on the cover of the phone and when you power it up it greets you with " smartphones can be timekillers. There is no greater gift for you than the next 24 hours use them wisely. People are more important than machines"

    Riccardo CartelliRiccardo Cartelliأشهر قبل