Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise building a market for ethical smartphones, will today start selling refurbished devices – Fairphone 3, New Life Edition – via its website, originally released in September 2019.
In line with Fairphone’s mission to promote longevity in smartphones to reduce e-waste and save valuable resources, the refurbished phones will complement the existing offer of new Fairphone devices currently available.
These pre-owned phones have been refurbished in France and tested to ensure 100% functionality. They come with a new or almost-new battery, guaranteeing at least 80% of the original capacity. They have the same 2-year manufacturing warranty originally reserved for new devices of this model. The amount of refurbished phones is limited and will be sold while stocks last. Refurbished Fairphone3+ devices will be available in the coming weeks
Its modular design also allows for easier refurbishing and upgrading, since broken parts can be replaced. The company gives refurbished Fairphone devices a second life, a logical step in its quest for device longevity and a circular economy.
Fairphone is building a market for ethical phones and motivating the industry to act more responsibly. We design, produce and sell smartphones to uncover the supply chain behind our products, raise awareness for the most urgent issues, and prove that it’s possible to do things differently. Together with our partners and collaborators, we’re working to make caring for people and the planet a natural part of doing business.