• Would you order a Fairphone 2 from Clove Technology?

    By Josh Bethell , November 17, 2017 - Leave a comment

    Clove Technology has been in conversation with Fairphone, manufacturers of the ethical, modular smartphone.

    We would like to list the new Fairphone 2 for sale, and be the only place in the UK to buy it SIM Free (without a contract). However, we would like to gauge interest from our customer base and the wider community before making this commitment.

    If you are interested in purchasing the Fairphone 2, please follow the link below. This can be as a personal purchase, for friends, family or even as a business.

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    Fairphone 2, the ethical smartphone

    Fairphone 2 ComponentsWhat does it mean to say a smartphone is ethical? Fairphone believes that in order to make this claim, they need to have a full understanding of the entire supply chain.

    This includes the mining of rare and precious metals and materials needed for essential components. It also covers the conditions of factory workers creating these components or the final product.

    It’s also important that the final product itself “goes against the grain” of today’s wasteful consumer culture. The Fairphone 2 is a truly modular phone that allows you to swap and replace components with ease. Major parts such as the LCD screen, front and rear camera modules, and the battery can all be purchased and replaced by the user in a matter of minutes.

    Read more about the Fairphone Story

    What the critics say

    Buying one is a vote for a world where we’re honest about the damage our consumption does to others, and where we at least make an effort to fix this. Many smartphones are sold to us with the promise that they’ll make our lives better; not many promise a better life for others” James Vincent, The Verge

    A heart-warming injection of ethics; full marks for repairability; some interesting software ideas” Andrew WIlliams, Wired

    “We liked The philosophy behind the phone… no one else is really as committed to these ideals as Fairphone is. The exposed back is very cool, and DIY tinkerers will love the ease with which you can get at the phone’s innards. The skinned version of Android is a definite plus as well… Fairphone has done a great job of adding some intuitive extra features on top of Google’s OS” David Nield, Techradar

    Josh Bethell

    Josh joined Clove part time a few years ago whilst studying Computing at Bournemouth University. Since finishing his studies he has remained at Clove in a full time position, involved in sales, returns and social media. Involved with both consumer electronics and software since the mid 2000s, keeping up to date with industry developments is as much a hobby as it is a job. Easy going but never afraid to share an opinion, Josh can often be found in his spare time listening to some heavy rock or at a local gig as well as playing with the latest gadgets and video games.


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