FP2. Technical specifications

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



  • Snapdragon 801, Qualcomm MSM8974AB-AB
  • Quad-Core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm


  • Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU 578 MHz, 2 GB LPDDR3


  • 2 GB LPDDR3

Flash Storage

  • 32 GB eMMC5

SAR rating

  • SAR10g: 0.65 W/kg (Head); SAR10g: 1.1 W/kg (Body)


  • 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) 


  • 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 Size: 5 inches 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


  • 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


  • 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 the case to the top of glass)
  • Weight: 148 g (phone) + 16 g (external case)

The Fairphone 2 has two SIM ports that each can fit a micro SIM card (3FF)(ID-000 format), sized: 15mm x 12mm x 0.76mm.


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.



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 the 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.


For software specifications, please consult our section on Fairphone OS Android 10.