Fairphone 3 + (Plus) Review, Pros and Cons – Fairphone introduces a new concept in Fairphone 3+. This major player is growing in the European market, although its worldwide popularity is low. The company recently launched Fairphone 3 substitutes called Fairphone 3+ in most European regions. The 3+ comes with multiple boosts in each department and an improved camera setup, decent by standards.
Fairphone 3 + (Plus) Review
- It has an IPS LCD panel with Corning Glass 5 protection on the screen.
- The camera department has a 16 MP selfie port with a 48 MP primary sensor on the rear panel
- The processing section illuminates the Snapdragon 632 SoC on the board
- It receives a small Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery
- The phone is available at an expected price of $ 570 (INR 40,000)
Design and display
The compact and robust design with a black finish produces a feeling of premium quality while providing a simple and elegant layout. The rear panel looks as smooth as the front panel, although a slight bump may be due to the fingerprint reader and the camera board.
The front screen comes with 5.65 inches IPS LCD technology provides a decent brightness setting to dramatically enhance the viewing experience. The Full HD resolution that depends on the excellent pixel density. On the positive side, the Corning Glass 5 protection is implanted on the screen by the company.
Memory and Internal
A 4GB RAM comes with 64 GB storage may not be sufficient for some aesthetic point of view, as the Fairphone 3+ provides a reliable secondary storage option. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 632 chipset is intact with the Adreno 506 GPU.
The octa-core processor powers are set to the 1.8 GHz speed, which means it will have entry-level performance statistics. In addition to the internal hardware parts, the software section comes with an Android 10 interface with basic features and essential settings for daily use.
Even if the Fairphone 3+ offers a single 48 MP sensor as the main camera, it may not look as convenient as the smartphone looks. On the contrary, a clean image and video software are just perfect. There is a big boost in the selfie, as the 3+ seems to have a 16MP front camera setup better than Fairphone 3.
Battery and Others
The 3040 mAh battery pack is inserted in the phone, providing one day of use and almost two days of battery life. It also includes Qualcomm Charging technology for a slight increase in charging speed and uses a Type-C 1.0 port to supply the battery.
Fairphone 3+ (Plus) Specifications Detail
Down below you can see the full specifications of Fairphone 3 + (Plus) smartphone.
|Specifications||Fairphone 3 + Plus|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Announce date||August 2020|
|Dimensions||158 x 71.8 x 9.9 mm|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back and plastic frame|
|Display||Capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD, 16M colors|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632|
(4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold &
4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
|3.5 mm jack||Yes|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Rear Mounted Fingerprint, accelerometer,|
gyro, proximity, and compass
|Battery||Li-Po 3040 mAh|
|Expected Price||$ 540 (40,000 INR)|
Fairphone 3+ Pros and Cons
Down below you can see the list of pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of Fairphone 3 + (Plus) smartphone.
- Corning Glass 5 protection
- 48 MP camera
- Decent UI experience
- 4K and gro-EIS video recording
- Sell only in Europe and some other countries
- A little expensive according to its specifications
- Without fast charging or wireless charging
- Only 64GB single storage option
- The heating issue may be seen on heavy uses
- Old school single rear camera
We will not judge Fairphone 3+ by its specifications, as the cover of the book did not tell the real story, and for most users, they will think that this phone is a regular medium-range smartphone for external use. But in reality, it can be a totally different story.
The Fairphone is sold exponentially in the European market, and users like that kind of simplicity in a common device, even if its cost becomes low in front of it. The unique and elegant design is one of the main selling points. Its sale began on September 14, across Europe. Although this phone has not yet reached the global stage.