Android phones much less eco friendly than Nokia and BlackBerry alternatives says Vodafone
Got an Android phone, but also conscious of the environment? Well, Vodafone appears to be of the belief that Android phones (in general) are less eco friendly than Nokia and BlackBerries. Well, that’s in reference to Vodafone’s Eco Rating scores, which were picked up by one our readers.
Vodafone have been doing something quite interesting behind the scenes. They’ve been ranking their phones on an ‘Eco Friendly’ level through a few different means. All the information tested comes directly from the manufacturer, too.
The phones get ranked by their ‘Green Design,’ ‘Mobile phone life cycle’ and ‘company performance.’ But what do they mean?
Green Design: Does the phone include special features to improve its environmental friendliness?
Mobile phone life cycle: Calculation of the environmental impact of each phone throughout its life.
Company Performance: How committed the OEM is to managing environmental and ethical issues in their operations.
Anyway, the interesting thing here is how poorly Android phones have compared against the BlackBerry and Nokia variants. While only one Android phone (the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2) scores above 3, every single BlackBerry or Nokia scored above 3 (out of 5). In fact, Nokia phones are incredibly Eco Friendly according to Vodafone.
I must admit that it is just a little bit strange that Android phones are so low in comparison. But, perhaps, that is the reality we live in. To check out all the phones tested hit the source link below.