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The official announcement of the Fairphone 5 was made in September 2023. It is a modular smartphone with swappable components and the successor to the Fairphone 4.

Welcome to our complete guide to the Fairphone 5. On this page, we cover everything you need to know about this mobile device, including its specifications, price, release date, and more.

Fairphone 5: brief information

  • OS: Android 13
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Display: 6.46-inch, 1224 x 2700 pixels resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm QCM6490
  • Selfie Camera: 50 MP
  • Rear camera: 50 MP
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • ROM: 128 GB
  • Battery: 4200 mAh

Fairphone 5 smartphone

Detailed Specs

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE.
  • 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 13

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.8 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 212g
  • Display: 6.46 inches, 1224 x 2700 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • Colours: Matte Black, Sky Blue, Transparent Edition.
  • Physical Build: IP55 dust and water protection. Aluminum frame; plastic back.

Internal Hardware Specs

  • CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 2.7 GHz Octa-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm QCM6490
  • GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 643
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Extended/Virtual RAM:
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Main Camera: 50 MP main sensor + 50MP ultrawide + ToF 3D depth sensor, autofocus, dual LED flash, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 50 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 4k video, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: No 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: No.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Blaster: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth Version: 5.2
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C.
  • NFC: Yes.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Removable Lithium-Polymer 4200 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 30W fast charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number:

Launch/Release Dates and Information

  • Announced: September 2023
  • Release Date: September 2023

Prices in the USA, UK, and EU

  • USA: $790
  • United Kingdom (UK): £676
  • European Union (EU): €699

The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.

Does Fairphone 5 have Google Play Store?

It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.

Will Fairphone 5 work in the USA?

This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make inquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Fairphone 5 is a smartphone for those who want to hold on to their devices for as many years as possible. Being a modular smartphone, it is extremely easy to repair. You can replace the battery, replace the individual cameras, or swap out just the USB-C port. In all, it has 11 swappable parts.

In addition, the phone is also eco-friendly, being made out of 70% fair and recycled materials. It has a 5-year warranty and 8-year software support. While the initial cost of purchase of the Fairphone 5 is on the steep side, this is a phone that will stay in good shape and updated for up to 8 years.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is a recommendation based on the specifications of the device and a general guide to help you understand how much value a device offers for its price. It is not an endorsement of the device. Ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device; MobilityArena takes no responsibility for your buying decisions.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee that the specifications and information on this page are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please leave a comment below.

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