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Jitterbug Smart3
Jitterbug Smart3
Jitterbug Smart3

The "1-Minute" Review


Jitterbug 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.

What's good

  • Bright and easy to read 6.2-inch screen
  • Easy to navigate menus
  • Optional health and safety services

What's bad

  • Bulky
  • 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.

Battery Life

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

Bottom Line

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.”

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
3500 mAh

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

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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Screen Size

The Jitterbug Smart3's screen size is 6.22 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.


There is a Unknown processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3500 mAh battery. TCL's performance ratings are 1320 minutes.

Jitterbug Smart3 Specs

Release Date September 15, 2021
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 10

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Processor Unknown
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.15 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
5+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel Density 270 pixels
Size 6.22 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1320 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm (6 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 5.6 ounces
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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