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 TipUse GitHub to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
Automated Usability (beta)
Runs very smoothly without any flaws. The experience on this device will be comparable to other mobile OSes on the market.
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- 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
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- 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
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|Focal||devel||2023-05-26||5/26/2023||Daily built development releases|
|CPU||Octa-Core Kryo 250 1.8GHz|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 632|
|GPU||Adreno 506 650MHz|
|Android Version||9.0 (Pie)|
|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|
|Dimensions||158 mm (6.22 in) (h), 71.8 mm (2.83 in) (w), 9.89 mm (0.39 in) (d)|
For new features to work, you maybe need to update your device, using the ubports-installer with the “bootstrap”-option. That is, because the bootimage does not get updated, during an OTA update.
Resources for community & developers
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 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 the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.
The Fairphone 3 and 3+
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20 Forum Discussions
Now available: 20.04 devel channel (Focal Fossa) for the FP3 ...
5/18/2023 • 11:30:26 AM • Luksus • 213 views
Installed OTA update, now stuck on boot screen
4/16/2023 • 1:21:18 PM • TypoSpotter • 79 views
No boot after update dev-chanel version 999
4/14/2023 • 1:47:32 PM • Kutzi • 62 views
Want to install on a brand new Fairphone 3+ running ...
3/23/2023 • 6:40:55 PM • TypoSpotter • 130 views
Losing connectivity when restarted after battery under 10%
2/28/2023 • 12:21:08 PM • Escain • 241 views
No network is detected when i boot the phone with ...
9/12/2022 • 7:39:36 AM • Stemy • 212 views
After 5 month..why I swap back to Android...
2/5/2023 • 12:46:46 PM • picrard • 529 views
Bringing FP3 to the Ubports Installer
1/24/2021 • 8:39:30 PM • Luksus • 1477 views