Fairtrade Smartphones

Ethical Devices

Ok, this isn’t strictly speaking to do with privacy, but as this site is about ethical internet-related stuff we thought you might want to know about ethically-made phones as well.



Fairphone tries to get as much of its raw materials as possible from sources with decent working conditions and fair wages. The latest model, the Fairphone 3, also uses a modular design so that if one part breaks you can easily replace it yourself without having to buy a new phone.

The phone’s software is Android, and it will work just like any other Android phone. The price may seem a bit high, but the manufacturers are transparent about where the money goes, and this is how much a phone costs to make when you pay people fairly all the way down the supply chain.