The Fairphone 3 is just as modular and repairable as is claimed

The Fairphone 3 is that rare gadget designed to last a long time and not be replaced quickly by a relentless cycle of planned aging. What the € 450 phone lacks in specifications is made good with a modular design that the company believes needs to be repaired. It is a claim that has been tested with a iFixit teardown.

It is not surprising that the latest Fairphone scores a perfect 10 out of 10 for recoverability, just like the Fairphone 2 in 2016. In particular, the iFixit teardown does not mention the word & # 39; glue & # 39; once.

No glue in sight.
Image: iFixit

IFixit says the new case is easy to open with recoverability, aided by an even more modular design than previous Fairphones. "Re-assembling this phone won't be a problem, and we're sure it will still work," says iFixit in teardown, which is perhaps the highest praise of the right-to-repair move .

Be sure to read the iFixit teardown in full if intelligent industrial design and silicon slaughter are your thing.