What are the technical specifications of the Fairphone 2?

The Fairphone 2 offers advanced functionality and uses higher-end components, including these technical specifications:

  • OS
    • Android 6 Marshmallow 
  • Processors
    • Snapdragon 801, Qualcomm MSM8974AB-AB
    • Quad-Core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU 578 MHz, 2 GB LPDDR3
  • RAM: 2 GB LPDDR3
  • Flash Storage: 32 GB eMMC5
  • SAR rating: SAR10g: 0.65 W/kg (Head); SAR10g: 1.1 W/kg (Body)
  • Networks
    • Configuration: Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby (DSDS)
    • Network Technology: 2G / 3G / 4G LTE-Advanced
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 8 (900 MHz)
  • Connectivity
    • WLAN: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
    • Bluetooth: 4.0 LE and earlier
    • GPS / GNSS: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
    • FM Radio
  • Display
    • Display Size: 5 inch Full HD, 1080 × 1920, Pixel Density 446 ppi
    • Cover Glass: Gorilla Glass 3 (0.7 mm thick)
    • Display Type: LCD TFT/IPS
  • Main Camera
    • 12MP CMOS Sensor with dual flash: Omnivision OV12870 - Back Side Illuminated
    • Image sensor size: 1/2.8 inch, Pixel Size: 1.25μm x 1.25μm
    • F-number: f/2.2
    • Video speed: 30 fps
  • Front Camera
    • 5MP CMOS Sensor: Omnivision OV5670
    • Image sensor size: 1/5 inch, Pixel Size 1.12μm x 1.12μm
    • F-number: f/2.4
  • Audio
    • Speaker: Built-in, Rear-facing
    • Headset Jack: 3.5 mm
  • Interface and Connectors
    • USB Port: Micro-B 2.0 with OTG support
    • MicroSD Support: SDHC, SDXC, UHS
    • Expansion Port: Backside - connectivity to external case, USB 2.0 Device Interface + Power Input
  • Sensors
    • Ambient Light, Proximity, 3-axis Compass, 3D Accelerometer, 3D Gyroscope
  • Battery and Power
    • Removable Battery Pack: 2420 mAh at 3.8V (9.2 Wh), Lithium-Ion
  • Dimensions and Weight Slim case phone
    • Length: 144.5 mm
    • Width: 74.5 mm
    • Thickness: 10.6 mm (back of case to top of glass)
    • Weight: 148 g (phone) + 16 g (external case)
  • The Fairphone 2 has two SIM ports that each can fit micro SIM card (3FF)(ID-000 format), sized: 15mm x 12mm x 0.76mm.

For more details, please check out the specifications page. Scroll all the way down. 


Energy use

We designed the software for the Fairphone 2 to optimize energy use. However, the energy consumption of your smartphone depends on the way you use it. The piece of hardware that uses the most energy is the back-lit LED screen. Apps also account for a significant amount of energy use and some are more efficient than others.

A single battery charge will last:

  • Standby (idle): up to 240 hours

  • Calling on LTE (4G) (screen off): 16 hours

  • Video streaming on LTE (4G): up to 4 hours



Not all the plastic parts in your Fairphone 2 are marked to identify the material. This is something we will improve in new production cycles.
The rundown of the plastics we use:

  • 50% post-consumer recycled polycarbonate - the best option available:

    • the opaque back covers (coral red, turquoise, indigo, white)
the rims of the slim back covers
the plastic used on the modules
    • the plastic used on the back of the screen

  • regular polycarbonate - there is no alternative for transparent plastic that meets our quality needs:

    • the transparent and translucent black back covers 

  • thermo polyurethane:

    • the flexible rim of the regular back covers 



The design of the packaging unifies product box and shipping box. The result is a much smaller box made of Paperfoam: an innovative, eco-friendly material. It is compostable
 and uses much less energy in production than regular cardboard or paper pulp.