If you are looking for an option to have a much more smaller smartphone than the new iPhone SE, Unihertz might have the option for you. The Jelly 2 is recently launched on Kickstarter is a truly tiny phone, also the world’s smallest 4G phone with Android 10. Here are the pros and cons of the Jelly 2 smartphone.
The Jelly 2 is the decendant of Unihertz’ first phone, the original Jelly from 2017. Unihertz has given it a 3-inch 480x384 screen, which is comaparatively very small, but the 20-percent-ish increase in size offers a big variation.
Jelly 2 Smartphone
The Jelly 2 doesn’t precisely have small bezels, but the screen makes much more effective use of the phone’s physical real estate, so the device is only slightly larger overall than the original. Unihertz’s 4-inch Atom XL does feel a lot better suited for everyday smartphone use, if you’re not interested to go quite this tiny.
With a screen this small, it’s not even actually worth trying to perform hardcore multitasking. We did a little test and played a couple of Asphalt 9 races to test the performance and it was noticeably low-res, but most games wouldn’t really be playable on a screen like this even with extensive horsepower.
As for the battery life, it’s seemed plausible in our trial. There’s a 2000mAh battery inside, which is tiny by Android phone standards — but then most Android phones don’t have to power 3-inch screens, and this is more than twice the capacity of the original Jelly.
Talking of the camera, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor on the back and an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies. The main camera isn’t great, unluckily, but it does the job as long as you’re only going to be viewing the photos on the small screen.
Some other specifications about the hardware. This phone is 16.5mm thick, which seems unnecessary but given the small footprint actually makes it feel reassuringly weighty, like a rock. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is something the worst that phone features. You get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There’s a headphone jack, so you could just use this as a handy MP3 player if you needed.
The $129 price tag is early-bird pricing only, implying there will be a set number of units in the Kickstarter qualifying for that price, after which, it will rise.