The "1-Minute" Review
VerdictJitterbug has become the standard for seniors to access an uncomplicated smartphone with large print and buttons, allowing an often overlooked side of the community to feel more at home in a cellphone-dominated world.
- Bright and easy to read 6.2-inch screen
- Easy to navigate menus
- Optional health and safety services
- No 5G support
- Overage fees on Jitterbug plans
Jitterbug Smart 3 promises ease into smartphone life for seniors. It’s uncomplicated and reasonably affordable, but does it stand out compared to other budget-friendly phone options?
Despite being rather hefty, according to reviewers, the Jitterbug Smart 3 is what it needs to be. It looks like a smartphone with larger icons and print without calling itself out as a senior phone.
The 720p screen of the phone is 6.2-inches. It won't be the sharpest or most detailed screen around. However, the lower resolution should make the text nice and big for those with vision impairments.
The Jitterbug Smart 3 seemed able to do many things easily. However, reviewers stated that it had trouble multitasking, and the web browsing had a fair bit of pausing and stuttering.
Software & Storage
The phone comes with Android 10 installed. It also has 32GB of storage, but reviewers were happy to see that there was a MicroSD expansion slot.
The 13+MP camera for the Jitterbug Smart 3 does take adequate pictures, although it’s not the best camera for a smartphone.
There is a very capable and large battery in the Jitterbug Smart 3. If you plan to use the phone’s additional senior monitoring and assistance services, this can add some extra peace of mind.
There wasn’t anything particularly said about the speakers regarding the Jitterbug Smart 3.
Specs at a Glance
- Plastic Chassis
- 6.2-inch display
- Android 10
- 32GB of storage with MicroSD card expansion
- 13+MP camera
- 3500mAh battery
The Jitterbug Smart 3 is aimed at seniors who want to move into the world of smartphones without losing accessibility and the ability to contact the people they care about, and it does that job well enough.
The Senior List says, “A Smartphone, Simplified: With its bright screen, large text, and streamlined menus, the Jitterbug Smart3 makes its advanced features accessible and intuitive. Even for the most technologically averse person, I could see them using this phone with ease.”
Prices (Where to Buy)
The Jitterbug Smart3 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Jitterbug Smart3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Jitterbug Smart3 user manual here.
TCL backs up the Jitterbug Smart3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Jitterbug Smart3 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact TCL support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find TCL's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.
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Manuals / User Guides
- Jitterbug Smart3 Manual (PDF)
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