Fairphone 3(+): Identify the Modules

The Fairphone 3(+) can support different modules.

The Fairphone 3 ships with a Top Module, Camera Module, and a Speaker Module.
You can upgrade by replacing them with a Top+ Module (16MP) and Camera+ Module (48/12MP) modules (you will also have to update to the latest OS).

The Speaker+ Module will behave as a non-plus Speaker Module when used with a Fairphone 3 Core Module.

The Fairphone 3+ comes already with a Top+ ModuleCamera+ Module, and a Speaker+ Module.

Comparison of the modules:

Module Fairphone 3 Fairphone 3+
Top Module (Front camera) 8MP 16MP
Camera Module (Main camera) 12MP 48MP (12MP output)
Speaker Module 94 dB @ 10cm 96 dB @ 10cm


Visual differences

You can identify the modules by their aspect.
It's easy to distinguish them once you know what to look for.


Camera Module and Camera+ Module

The original Camera Module is entirely black (picture on the left).
The Camera+ Module has a light grey outline on the inner side of the glass. 




Top Module and Top+ Module

The original Top Module is entirely black (picture on the left).
The Top+ Module has a light grey outline on the inner side of the glass.




Speaker Module and Speaker+ Module

The original Speaker Module is escased with reflective/shiny plastic material.

The Speaker+ Module is encased with a mate plastic material.



If you are interested in upgrading your camera modules, or if you want to know more specifications,  check out our online store!

Before replacing your modules, always read our article about replacing modules.

In case you want to find the serial numbers and IMEI of your phone and modules, go to Fairphone 3(+): IMEI & Serial numbers of the phone and its modules.


If after reading the article you need more help, contact our Customer Support.