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Want a smartphone made by people who were paid fair wages, using some materials derived from conflict-free minerals and Fairtrade certified gold? Netherlands-designed Fairphone might be the phone for you.
The handset wears its environmentally-conscious ethos front and centre with elements including a removable battery, no accessories included by default, and minimal packaging.
Unfortunatel,y all 25,000 phones in its initial run have been sold. And sadly for those that pre-ordered it, the Fairphone won't be filling anyone's stocking this Christmas.
"The first batch of around 11,000 phones leaves the factory on the 23rd of December 2013, after which it will make its way to your respective homes after Christmas," Fairphone Founder and CEO Bas van Abel said recently. "We want to apologise for the delay and that we won't make a Christmas delivery."
The second delivery leaves on 10 January next year, and the company is planning a further batch for the new year.
Cost: €325 ($446).
Specs: The device runs Android 4.2, has 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, and its 4.3 qHD screen comes with a 960x540 pixels resolution. The main camera is eight-megapixels, while the front-facing equivalent comes in at 1.3 megapixels. The battery is 2,000 mAh.
Hails from: Netherlands.
French outdoor clothing company Quecha has produced its very own five-inch inch rugged Android phone, the Quecha Phone, for the European market.
Launched last week, the ruggedised smartphone is now available in France, Spain and Germany via online retailer Decathlon.
Cost: €229.95 ($316).
Specs: The five-inch Quechua Phone's has a 840 x 480 resolution with a five-megapixel camera and 720p video recording. It's a 3G device, with Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity, 4GB of onboard storage (expandable to 32GB), and a 3,500 mAh battery. It weighs 250g and runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225Q processor.
Hails from: France
Now one of the most popular smartphone makers in China, Xiaomi recently unveiled the successor to its hit MI2 S device, the Mi3.
Even in China Xiaomi still walks in the shadow of Samsung, but in places like Shanghai's Metro network, it's not hard to find a local holding one of Xiaomi's smartphones.
The three-year old Beijing-based company, which released its first device in 2011, regularly makes headlines for rapid sales, and in October managed to shift 100,000 Mi3 phones in 86 seconds.
Run by co-founder and CEO Lei Jun, it's also recruited former Android global VP, Hugo Barra as its VP, and has a strong management team of local talent, such as co-founder Lin Bin, formerly VP of Google China Institute of Engineering and Engineering Director of Google Global.
Cost: 1,999 yuan ($327/ €239)
Specs: The Mi3 comes with a Tegra 4 quad-core CPU and five-inch full HD screen. Its five-inch display has a resolution of 1920x1080, and there's a 13-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 3,050mAh battery onboard. The device runs MIUI V5 Android.
Hails from: China