Smartphones have become the must have technology and are fastly pushing us into a post PC era. However, a similar ethical problem plagues smartphone companies, how are their products built, what social and environmental impact does their construction have? Fairphone is the first attempt at making a smartphone that offers a completely transparent construction and supply chain, where the customer knows where each part was sourced, how much it cost, how much workers were paid, what impact the construction had on Mother Nature, and so on. Happily the Fairphone is also a very good mid-range handset that boasts full Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a quad-core processor, dual-SIM functionality, and an 8-megapixel rear cam. US$435

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