The Fairphone 3 is just as modular and repairable as claimed

Opening up the modular Fairphone 3. | Image: iFixit

The Fairphone 3 is that rare gadget that’s designed to last, not to be quickly replaced through a relentless cycle of planned obsolescence. What the €450 phone lacks in specs is made up for in value with a modular design that’s meant to be repairable, according to the company. It’s a claim that was put to the test with an iFixit teardown.

Unsurprisingly, the latest Fairphone scored a perfect 10 out of 10 for repairability, just as it did with the Fairphone 2 in 2016. Notably, the iFixit teardown doesn’t once mention the word “adhesive.”

Image: iFixit
No glue in sight.

IFixit says the new enclosure is easy to open with repairability assisted by an even more modular design than previous Fairphones. “Reassembling…

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Author: Thomas Ricker