We designed the Fairphone 2 as a robust device. Yet, this doesn’t mean that it is waterproof or dust-proof. Making a completely waterproof smartphone asks for a sealed architecture. This challenges our ambitions for openness and repairability.
Since we wanted our new phone 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 the Fairphone 2 to withstand normal usage conditions. Even so, you should take care of your phone!