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 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.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Switching between cameras
- 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
- 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 storage
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
- Wired External monitor
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
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
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
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|20.04 - focal||stable||OTA-3||10/30/2023||Stability over newer features (recommended)|
|20.04 - focal||rc||2023-W44||10/30/2023||Testing before the next stable release|
|20.04 - focal||devel||2023-11-22||11/22/2023||Daily built development releases|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 570)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G|
|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)|
|Dimensions||75.5 x 162 x 10.5 mm|
|Release date||October 2021|
Resources for community & developers
Report an Issue for
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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