Fairphone 5

Released August 2023

Premium ($600-$800)

Summary


Pros

  • Significant improvement in camera performance, both in photo and video, over its predecessor
  • Good for landscape photography
  • Entire screen responds accurately to touch
  • Well-managed screen brightness in indoor and low-light conditions
  • Distinct and intelligible voices in selfie audio recordings
  • Overall decent charging efficiency

Cons

  • Inaccurate stabilization when taking videos
  • Lack of screen brightness when using the phone in sunlight
  • Lack of screen brightness when watching HDR10 videos
  • Poor overall playback performance
  • Poor at recording concerts
  • Poor autonomy in indoor and outdoor experiences
  • Relatively long charging time

Scores


108
camera
28th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Camera Score i
108
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 158
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Photo i
115
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Bokeh i
45
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 85
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Preview i
64
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
79
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Video i
104
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 135

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

110
display
37th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Display Score i
110
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
128
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
137
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
60
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
116
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
113
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
96
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
92
audio
57th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Audio Score i
92
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
85
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
113
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

83
battery
37th

in Premium Ranking ($600-$800)

Overall Battery Score i
83
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
76
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
94
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
83
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 13h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h07
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h19
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h12 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


161.6 x 75.83 x 9.6mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

No water protection
No IP rating

Protection

Wired only

Charging

256 GB

Storage

Wide, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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