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7/10
Informr score
The Unihertz Jelly 2 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Truly tiny
  • Inexpensive
  • Extremely portable
  • Headphone jack

What's bad

  • Too small for some apps
  • Uneven backlighting
  • Finicky fingerprint scanner
  • Poor camera quality

The Unihertz Jelly 2 goes beyond being a small phone into the realm of genuinely tiny. For some, that’s a massive part of the appeal. It’s lightweight, easy to shove in a pocket, and a boon to those looking to reduce screen time and decrease electronic dependence. What—besides size—are you giving up for the benefits, and is the phone dependable and worth using?

Design

The phone is easily the smallest full-featured phone on the market in 2020. Its outer shell is a glossy fingerprint magnet. The phone is also a bit thick if you’re used to toting around a smartphone. But it will likely still weigh less than any other phone you might have owned in the past few years.

It also has a programmable shortcut button, which you can customize based on how you use your phone and a fingerprint scanner on the center back. Unfortunately, some reviewers found the fingerprint scanner frustratingly slow and inaccurate.

Display

This is where things get complicated. The screen isn’t incredibly sharp or colorful. Pair this with the tiny size and it’s going to be an adjustment for just about anyone who has adjusted to larger smartphones.

Because the display is so tiny, the keyboard essentially takes up the entire screen when typing in a password or firing off text messages. Viewing apps with complex layouts or heavily-formatted websites can get dicey as well.

Performance

The Unihertz Jelly 2 performed surprisingly well for its size. Reviewers never complained of sluggishness or wait times and reported good reviews overall on speed and capabilities. They did, however, note that things could be buggy sometimes due to the tiny display.

Software & Storage

Storage is a surprising 128GB to start and also has a MicroSD expansion slot. It runs stock Android 10 without any fancy skins or bloated extra apps. Reviewers found the barebones approach refreshing.

Cameras

The phone includes a 16MP camera on the back of the phone. It sits above the fingerprint scanner in an aluminum bezel of sorts. Unfortunately, it’s not very good. Reviewers stated that the photos were over-exposed at the best of times and noise filled mud at their worst. Some even remarked that the function of the camera Unihertz chose was simply to check it off the spec list.

Battery Life

There’s only so much room to cram a battery on such a small phone. As such, reviewers found that heavy phone use would mean you’ll need to top it off in the afternoon. That said, top-offs are fast thanks to USB Type-C charging and the tiny 2,000mAh battery.

Audio

Middling at best, this phone comes with the typical mobile audio caveats. Flat sound and an easy-to-muffle speaker were leading complaints. However, since the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, you can quickly remedy the situation.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 3-inch display
  • MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core 2 GHz processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • Android 10
  • 128GB onboard storage and MicroSD slot
  • 16MP camera
  • 2,000mAh battery

Bottom Line

The Unihertz Jelly 2 bucks the big smartphone trend of 2020 and packs a surprising punch. Along with some small issues that are easily fixed, it behaves much as it should with just a little extra -- as long as you’re not looking to take great photos with your phone.

The consensus is that this phone is perfect for those cutting back screen time and dependence on their phones. It might be an excellent option for outdoorsy types looking for a phone that doesn’t take up much space, but be sure to keep it dry because it doesn’t have an IP rating.

PC Magazine says, “The tiny Unihertz Jelly 2 is the perfect device for people who need access to apps, but don't want to spend a lot of time looking at their phones.”

The Verge states, “I can’t say I have much need for the Jelly 2 myself, but I continue to appreciate Unihertz’s devotion to making ultra-niche devices. I’m sure the Jelly 2 is exactly what a very small number of people have been waiting for.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
3"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Police

The $200 price tag might be a bit expensive as a novelty, but I think the phone transcends that sort of dismissive label, even given its issues. Those with the cash to spare on a second phone who need or want something small will probably be pleased. There are specific use cases here where this phon...

- Ryne Hager, Android Police
ZDNet

Unihertz responded to feedback from original Jelly phone owners with the Jelly 2.0 and is releasing another solid, affordable Android phone targeted towards specific use cases.

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
PC Magazine

The tiny Unihertz Jelly 2 is the perfect device for people who need access to apps, but don't want to spend a lot of time looking at their phones.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine


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Common Questions


Unihertz released the Jelly 2 on December 31, 2020.


Unihertz backs up the Jelly 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Jelly 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Unihertz support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Unihertz'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
3"

The Unihertz Jelly 2's screen size is 3 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery.

Jelly 2 Specs

Overview
Release date December 31, 2020
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2000/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 4.94 x 1.65 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density 326.55 pixels
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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