Today is World Environment Day and so, let's talk about 'green smartphones'. No, we don't mean green coloured smartphones. We mean eco-friendly smartphones. Yes, they exist! And you can very much buy them.
As per a report, 400 million green cell phones are expected to be sold by 2019.
So what is an eco-friendly smartphone? Well, a good eco-friendly smartphone is built using sustainable and recycled materials. Their manufacturing doesn’t negatively impact the environment, and radiation emission rates are kept at the minimum.
If you are impressed enough, here are three green Android smartphones that you could consider:
The smartphone is made from recycled plastic and aluminium. It is equipped with a quad-core processor from Qualcomm. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage space, 2 GB of memory, and an 8 MP rear CMOS sensor coupled with a 2 MP front-facing sensor. The 5” IPS display has a full HD resolution and is protected by Gorilla 3 glass.
This smartphone has earned a 10/10 reparability score on iFixit, a global community of people helping each other repair things.
If the phone gets broken, you just have to lift the back cover to access the inner compartment, which houses six modules: the display module, camera module, battery, core module, top module, and bottom module.
Sony Xperia ZR: The Sony Xperia ZR, which costs around $150, has Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and Adreno 320 GPU. It includes 2 GB of memory. It has an HD resolution display which is protected by shatterproof glass. The phone is water and dust resistant and is capable of withstanding 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.
Sony uses 99 percent recycled materials to make the smartphone environmental friendly and remarkably lightweight, weighing only 138 grams.
Used/Refurbished Samsung Galaxy S6 (Or Any Used Smartphone):
A lot of cellular companies and retailers refurbish older devices and sell them for a fraction of their original price.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the eco-friendly smartphone, which comes with a metal body and 5.1” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The display has a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has Exynos 7420 Octa chipset processor on this list.
First Published: IST