Is Fairphone dust or water resistant?
We designed Fairphone as a robust device. Yet, this does not mean that it is waterproof or dust-proof. To make a completely waterproof smartphone, you need a sealed architecture. Using seals or glue challenge our ambitions for openness and repairability.
Since we wanted our Fairphone to be easy for anyone to open and repair, we created a unique modular architecture.
Dust, moisture, and water entering the device are the most common causes of failures in a phone. Of course, we wanted to prevent that from happening. With careful construction and seals and gaskets in the necessary places, we brought this back to a minimum.
This enables Fairphone 2 and Fairphone 3 to withstand normal usage conditions. Even so, you should take care of your phone!
Leaving it out in the rain or dropping it into water will thoroughly damage the phone due to corrosion and void the manufacturing warranty.