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Description

The Fairphone 4 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.

Features & Usability

Pro Tip

Use Gitlab to subscribe to the linked Issues. So, whenever bugs get solved (or a fix needs testing) you will know about that.
20.04 - focal 16.04 - xenial

Fully Optimized

Automated Usability (beta)

Runs very smoothly without any flaws. The experience on this device will be comparable to other mobile OSes on the market.

Community strength (beta)

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

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

  • Carrier info, signal strength
  • Data connection
  • 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:

  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • SD card storage
  • 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
  • Wired External monitor
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '

Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Global issues

The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.

  • Incoming, outgoing callsBugtracker

    Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.

    Halium and Legacy ports

  • GPSBugtracker

    Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.

    All devices

Unsupported features

The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.

  • Notification LED
  • Dual SIM functionality
  • Wireless charging
  • FM radio
  • Double touch to wake

Release channels

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

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
20.04 - focal stable OTA-4 1/20/2024 Stability over newer features (recommended)
20.04 - focal rc 2024-W03 1/20/2024 Testing before the next stable release
20.04 - focal devel 2024-04-09 4/9/2024 Daily built development releases

Fairphone 4

Specifications

CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
Chipset Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G
GPU Adreno 619
Storage 128GB/256GB
Memory 6GB/8GB
Android Version Android 11
Battery 3900 mAh, removable
Display 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.3 in
Rear Camera 48 MP f/1.6,(wide), 48 MP f/2.2 (ultrawide)
Front Camera 25 MP f/2.2 (wide)
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 75.5 x 162 x 10.5 mm
Weight 225g
Release date October 2021

Report an Issue for
Fairphone 4


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.

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