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

Pro Tip

Use GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.

Media and communication State: Community maintained

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Network: Hotspot

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 Channel Version Release Date Description
Xenial stable OTA-24 11/22/2022 Stability over newer features (recommended)
Xenial rc 2022-W47 11/22/2022 Testing before the next stable release
Xenial devel 2023-02-07 2/6/2023 Daily built development releases

Fairphone 3 and 3+


CPU Octa-Core Kryo 250 1.8GHz
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 632
GPU Adreno 506 650MHz
Storage 64 GB
Memory 4 GB
Android Version 9.0 (Pie)
Battery 3040 mAh
Display 143 mm (5.65 in) : 2160x1080 (427 PPI) - LCD IPS Touchscreen
Rear Camera 12 MP (FP3) | 48 MP/12 MP (FP3+), LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP (FP3) | 16 MP (FP3+), No flash
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 158 mm (6.22 in) (h), 71.8 mm (2.83 in) (w), 9.89 mm (0.39 in) (d)
Weight 187,4 g
Release date 03.09.2019


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.

Report an Issue for
Fairphone 3 and 3+

Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that it really doesn’t?

Start by searching the bug device issue if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.

Couldn't find it?

Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.

1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.

2. Then (this time), head to GitHub Issues and submit it, so the porter knows about it.

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