Green (Eco-friendly) Phones

Green phones are manufactured to be environmentally friendly through the use of green practices in production and materials that are environmentally preferable. These eco-friendly phones generally use less energy and recharge efficiently, are not made from toxic materials, have low radiation emission rates, and were made through environment-conscious methods. This way, people can more effectively recycle them and if they are thrown out, they won't cause as much pollution. Over 125 million phones are tossed out yearly in the US alone, almost all of which can leak out harmful substances. Check out our list of the most recent eco-friendly phones:

The List:

The Nokia 230 Dual SIM

Most Recent One: The Nokia 230 Dual SIM

(First on our list of green phones is the Nokia 230 Dual SIM. Check it out below:)

Microsoft takes a break from making Lumia smartphones with the 230 Dual SIM (along with its one-SIM brother), a basic candybar with two 2-megapixel cameras (front and back), a 2.8-inch Glance-Screen-enabled display, and a 1200mAh battery among its specs...

Eco Features:
  • Unplug charger reminder
  • One-color printing
  • Free of PVC/nickel/BFR
  • Automatic screen brightness adjustment
The Nokia 230

Nokia 230

Nokia's family of basic monoblock phones welcomes the 2015 230, which sports a 2.8-inch LCD Transmissive screen (with the Glance Screen feature), two 2-megapixel cameras, as well as preloaded FM and music players...

Eco Features:
  • 100% recyclable packaging

The Microsoft Lumia 550

Microsoft Lumia 550

The Lumia 550 is a low-end Windows 10 phone from Microsoft, leading its array of specs with Cortana, a 4.7-inch HD display, and a 200GB microSD support (8GB internal memory)...

Eco Features:
  • Small printed guide
  • Battery-saver feature
The iPhone 6S

iPhone 6S

The 2015 edition of Apple's yearly September event introduced the iPhone 6S (alongside the 6S Plus), a slightly-thicker (7.1mm) 4.7-inch follow-up to the iPhone 6 that welcomes the 3D Touch pressure-sensing technology previously offered by other Apple products to the brand's smartphone lineup...

Eco Features:
  • Speaker enclosure with 30% post-consumer recycled plastic
  • Recyclable enclosure
  • Power adapter apparently outperforms global standards
  • PVC- and beryllium-free
Did you know that Nokia leads the pack in manufacturing green phones? In 2011, a company ranked up to 500 phones according to their greenness and found that the top 26 handsets were Nokia phones. Source: Uberphones
The Nokia 222 Dual SIM

Nokia 222 Dual SIM

The Nokia 222 Dual SIM finishes slightly ahead of most basic handsets, offering basic internet via its Opera Mini browser, as well as having Facebook, Twitter, and GroupMe (by Skype) preinstalled...
The Nokia 222

Nokia 222

Nokia's 2015 222 has the specs of a handset that barely passes the feature phone classification, such as the Opera Mini (IPv6) web browser, a 2.4-inch 65K-color LCD screen, and a 1100mAh battery promising a 1200-minute maximum talk time (696 standby period)...
The Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM

April 2015 marked the release of the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, a mid-range Windows phone from Microsoft, whose main specs include a 5-inch HD ClearBlack display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and an 8GB internal memory with an up-to-128GB expansion support...
The Orange Nura

Orange Nura

This Alcatel-made Android from Orange is the 4G-enabled 5.5-inch HD IPS Nura, rocking 8- (back) and 5-megapixel (front) cameras in conjunction with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor...

Eco Features:
  • Per Orange's assessments: 2/5 environmental performance
  • 5/5 preservation of natural resources
  • 2/5 eco-design
  • 1/5 CO2 rate
The BlackBerry Classic Non Camera

BlackBerry Classic Non Camera

Sporting a similar 3.5-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen, this non-camera version of BlackBerry's Classic (Q20) is pitched to those working in research and development -- or any other environment where cameras are prohibited...

Eco Features:
  • Toxin-free
  • Recyclable device
  • Energy efficient
  • Certified for UL Environment
The Microsoft Lumia 435

Microsoft Lumia 435

Albeit an early 2015 model from Microsoft, the Lumia 435 (along with its Dual SIM version) offers a specs sheet that we have seen several months before its release...
The Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM

This 4-inch Windows smartphone is the dual-SIM twin to Microsoft's Lumia 435, offering the Cortana voice assistant and the 128GB maximum microSD storage support just like its non-dual-SIM brother...
The Microsoft Lumia 532

Microsoft Lumia 532

This Windows OS 8.1 phone is a 4-inch mid-range offering from Microsoft, headlining its specs with the Cortana personal assistant and an array of the brand's signature apps, including Skype and MS Office tools...

Eco Features:
  • Small-printed guide
  • Minimized package
  • Materials free of PVC/Nickel/BFR
The Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM

This dual SIM variant of Microsoft's 2015 4-inch Lumia 532 offers roughly a similar specs sheet, including the Cortana voice assistant and up-to-128GB external memory support...

Eco Features:
  • 100% recoverable as materials and energy
  • 100$ recyclable packaging
The Nokia 215 Dual SIM

Nokia 215 Dual SIM

This color-screened candybar is the dual-SIM variant of Nokia's 2015 215 that comes with exactly the same specs as the single-SIM variant, including the preloaded social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Opera Mini mobile web browser, and Bing search engine...

Eco Features:
  • One-colour painting
The Nokia 215

Nokia 215

This basic candybar from Nokia sports a 2.4-inch LCD Transmissive 262K color display atop its rubber-based alphanumeric keypad -- a typical facade sported by many similar models from the Finnish brand...

Eco Features:
  • nickel (on product surface)
  • and BFR
  • One-color printing for User Guide
  • Made of renewable materials
The Microsoft Lumia 535

Microsoft Lumia 535

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is a low-SAR (0.46 w/Kg) mid-range 5-incher that sports two 5-megapixel cameras -- one at the back, and a Skype-integrated one up front...

Eco Features:
  • Free of PVC/Nickel
  • Automatic brightness adjustment
The Nokia Lumia 638 4G

Nokia Lumia 638 4G

The 638 4G is an Asia-based Lumia model, entering the basic smartphone department with Enterprise-level security perks and Smart WIFI (which finds and connects you directly to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot) among the perks of its specs...

Eco Features:
  • non-PVC material
  • Recycled metal
  • Nickel-free surface
  • Free of BFR/rFR
The Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Continuing Microsoft's Lumia smartphone series is the 5-inch Lumia 535 Dual SIM, a Corning-Gorilla-Glass-3-equipped model that sports 5-megapixel cameras on each side of its body...

Eco Features:
  • Virgin wood fibers roughly 85% certified
  • Recyclable materials
  • Free of PVC/Nickel/BFR/rFR/NSL
  • Containing up to 50% recycled materials
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's unveiling of the iOS 8- and A8-run iPhone 6 Plus also came with some fresh features for the smartphone market...

Eco Features:
  • Recyclable Aluminum
  • PVC-Free
  • Mercury-Free LED backlit display
  • Beryllium-Free
The Nokia Lumia 735

Nokia Lumia 735

Following Nokia's IFA reveals is this mid-range Lumia that claims to be a smartphone made for selfies...

Eco Features:
  • Free of PVC/Nickel/BFR/rFR
  • Contains recycled metals and bio plastics
  • 100% recoverable materials and energy

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