The Fairphone 3/3+ in combination with Ubuntu Touch is currently the best option, if you value sustainability, fair trade materials, repairability and independency from Google and the Android operating systems. With its Snapdragon octa-core chip it delivers a solid performance all around. The 18:9 IPS display with a pixel-density of 427ppi has great viewing angles and shows no color shifts regardless of the viewing angle. Additionaly Ubuntu Touch for the Fairphone 3 is already prepared to run the new Waydroid container, which lets you run the Android applications, which you otherwise can't live without.

Features & Usability

Media and communication State: Active

Automated Usability (beta)

Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.

  • Actors:

  •  Manual brightness
  •  Notification LED
  •  Torchlight
  •  Vibration
  • Camera:

  •  Flashlight
  •  Photo
  •  Video
  •  Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  •  Carrier info, signal strength
  •  Data connection
  •  Dual SIM functionality
  •  Incoming, outgoing calls
  •  MMS in, out
  •  PIN unlock
  •  SMS in, out
  •  Change audio routings
  •  Voice in calls
  •  Volume control in calls
  • Endurance:

  •  24+ hours battery lifetime
  •  7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  •  Boot into UI
  •  Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  •  Anbox patches (deprecated)
  •  AppArmor patches
  •  Battery percentage
  •  Offline charging
  •  Online charging
  •  Recovery image
  •  Reset to factory defaults
  •  SD card detection and access
  •  RTC time
  •  Shutdown / Reboot
  •  Wireless External monitor
  •  Waydroid
  • Network:

  •  Bluetooth
  •  Flight mode
  •   Hotspot
  •  NFC
  •  WiFi
  • Sensors:

  •  Automatic brightness
  •  Fingerprint reader
  •  GPS
  •  Proximity
  •  Rotation
  •  Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  •  Earphones
  •  Loudspeaker
  •  Microphone
  •  Volume control
  • USB:

  •  MTP access
  •  ADB access

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release
Release Date
Xenialdevel2022-12-0303-12-2022Daily built development releases
Xenialrc2022-W4722-11-2022Testing before the next stable release
XenialstableOTA-2422-11-2022Stability over newer features (recommended)

Fairphone 3 and 3+


CPUOcta-Core Kryo 250 1.8GHz
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 632
GPUAdreno 506 650MHz
Storage64 GB
Memory4 GB
Android Version9.0 (Pie)
Battery3040 mAh
Display143 mm (5.65 in) : 2160x1080 (427 PPI) - LCD IPS Touchscreen
Rear Camera12 MP (FP3) | 48 MP/12 MP (FP3+), LED flash
Front Camera8 MP (FP3) | 16 MP (FP3+), No flash
Dimensions158 mm (6.22 in) (h), 71.8 mm (2.83 in) (w), 9.89 mm (0.39 in) (d)
Weight187,4 g
Release date03.09.2019


For new features to work, you maybe need to update your device, using the ubports-installer with the "bootsrap"-option. That is, because the bootimage does not get updated, during an OTA update.