Fairphone 4 Receives the Android 13 Update

Credit: Fairphone

If you haven’t heard about Fairphone 4 until now, that will certainly change. We’re talking about a decent smartphone (as the name suggests) developed by Fairphone, a company based in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, to be more precise). Fairphone 4 users can now experience the LineageOS version of Android 13, enhanced with additional features, by installing it on their device, according to XDA.

In general, Android 13 allows you to customize your device and make it feel unique to you, with various settings and options available. It includes features such as the ability to apply color themes to more apps, set language preferences for individual apps, enhance privacy controls, and easily transfer text and media between Android devices.

An unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery are all you need

You need an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery in order to benefit from the new unofficial LineageOS 20 build on your Fairphone 4. Before installing the ROM on your device, it is important to back up your data to avoid losing it during the installation process.

Android 13 is getting a makeover with its new Material You-inspired style, allowing you to make your non-Google apps match your phone’s wallpaper like a trendy outfit. Your home screen will be a cohesive fashion statement, or a hot mess, depending on your personal style.

Are you a polyglot who just can’t decide which language to use on your phone? Android 13 has got you covered with the ability to assign specific languages to individual apps. Now you can keep your phone’s system in one language and each of your apps in a different language, just like a multilingual parrot.

The media player in Android 13 is getting a musical makeover, tailoring its appearance based on the music or podcast you’re listening to. When you’re jamming out to some tunes, the media player will highlight the album artwork and even include a playback bar that dances along with the beat. It even works for media played through Chrome, so you can boogie down while browsing the web.

A 3905mAh battery

A 4,000mAh battery is a pretty good size for a smartphone battery, providing a decent amount of power to keep your device running throughout the day. In terms of sheer juice, it’s like having a Big Gulp of energy at your fingertips. It’s not the biggest battery out there, but it should be enough to get you through a full day of texting, streaming, and generally being connected without having to worry about constantly searching for a charger. Just remember, the more you use your phone, the faster the battery will drain, so try not to get too carried away with those long gaming sessions or Netflix binges. Overall, a 4,000mAh battery is a solid choice for a smartphone and should keep you powered up and ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way.

Say hello to the Fairphone 4! This phone is built to last, with durable materials and a focus on sustainability. Plus, it’s got all the features you’d expect from a modern smartphone. But what really sets the Fairphone 4 apart is its one-of-a-kind “superpower”: the ability to resist being thrown out of a window in a fit of rage (trust us, anybody feels that urge from time to time). So if you’re looking for a phone that’s good for the environment and can withstand your temper tantrums, the Fairphone 4 is a perfect choice.

The Fairphone 4 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor. This is a mid-range processor that is designed to provide good performance and power efficiency for a range of applications, including web browsing, social media, and casual gaming. The processor is based on an 8nm manufacturing process and includes a range of features, such as Qualcomm’s Adreno 619L graphics processor and Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6200 system for faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The Snapdragon 690 is a solid choice for a mid-range smartphone like the Fairphone 4 and should provide good performance for most everyday tasks.

Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology, as are many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the hardware area, where he covers the latest news regarding smartphones, laptops, PC components, and so on.