Reply to post: Not waterproof.

Fairphone 3 stripped to the modular essentials: Glue? What glue?

Dave 126 Silver badge

Not waterproof.

Given the overlap between eco conscious folk and people who love being in the great outdoors on bikes, boats and on ropes, the lack of waterproofing is disappointing.

My phone has taken a few dunkings in the last couple of years, so it could be calculated to have used fewer resources than the sum of several replacement Fairphones. Whilst there is a sporting that a Fairphone might have made a recovery (as many phones not advertised as waterproof do, if the owner is lucky), my experience would suggest that outdoors enthusiasts (or even just people living in areas at risk of flooding or hurricanes, sadly a growing number of people it seems) might be better looking elsewhere.

Sony and Samsung have both shown that waterproof phones with swappable batteries are possible.

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