Unihertz Review

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FAVOLOSO

sono innamorato di questo mini smartphone. Versatile e funzionale si dimentica di averlo in tasca. Memoria capiente ed eccellente per uso domotica.
Lo uso anche come smart key.
Attendo nuova versione più sottile.
Uno smartphone da acquistare senza preoccupazioni.

I love my Jelly 2 and use it as my primary phone

I love this phone so much. It works really well just like a normal smartphone but due to the mall screen size i spend lot less Time on my smartphone and more time being in the moment. I Wish it had better camera though and a thinner and lighter design build. Otherwise I am very happy.

BEAN IS CUTE, BEAN IS GOOD

I have nothing but good things to say about this device, which I have lovingly dubbed 'the bean'. The hardware feels surprisingly high quality for the device's, low price, and the colour is absolutely stunning in all different kinds of lighting. Bean runs perfectly, as expected, and to my surprise was running Android 11 out of the box, rather than the advertised Android 10. The haptic feedback when using the capacitive navigation buttons at the bottom bezel of the display is satisfying without being too much, and despite the size of its battery, I get surprisingly good life out of it. I use the combination of slide typing and voice to type so the small keyboard area doesn't act as an issue in my case, and this has actually become my preferred device for music as my wireless earbuds sound better on the bean than they do on any of my other devices. The programmable side key with its nice accent color is also a very functional and welcome addition, and the device is perfect for my job where it's smaller stature in my pocket makes it less likely to get wet when I'm making beverages and cleaning dishes. Very very glad I bought the bean, and I would recommend buying the bean if you think you would have a use for a smaller device, or even if you just want it because it's cute.

Fantastic phone, small but very usable. Love it!

I tend to only use a phone for talk and text, and prefer models that are smaller than my iPod Touch, preferably a good bit smaller. Preferably the size of my old LG enV2, if I'm being honest.

I used the Unihertz Atom for a month but found the keyboard too small even for my minimal uses. It was excellent as a way to deter excessive, or any, screen use, but even typing a word or two was frustrating. I switched to Jelly 2 about a month ago and the difference is amazing. I am absolutely in love with this little phone!

Even with my bad eyes and clumsy fingers, texting is very doable with no more errors than I make on my iPod Touch keyboard, especially with the Swiftkey keyboard app that supports swype typing. I wouldn't want to type long emails on it, but I have no problem texting or typing short emails. Discord, Facebook, Flickr and Chrome are all very functional and easy to use even on such a small screen. Despite the fact that I try to limit my phone use to talk and text, I find myself using it for other functions that I'd normally use over WIFI with my iPod Touch.

I appreciate that Jelly 2 has more RAM and storage than Atom, and that it supports a micro SD card in the second SIM slot. I'm using it with a Verizon SIM card that was activated in a Verizon phone and switched to the Jelly 2. So far, no problems with Verizon as my service provider. Although I liked the rubberized grip of Atom, I prefer the removable case that Jelly 2 has, and hope it will be available as a separate purchase and in different colors at some point.

I prefer the older Android app drawer style UI, but the Clean Launcher app decently provides that functionality. I'd also like it to have a larger battery, although I know that's a trade off with keeping the device size small. I was getting 3 days between charges with the Atom but can't seem to go more than 2 with Jelly 2, probably because I'm tempted to use it for more than just talk and text. Overnight battery drain is about 1% per hour on standby in battery saver mode. I don't like that you can't see the battery charge level in battery saver mode. The icon at the top doesn't display a visual level or percentage.

If you value a small footprint over screen or battery size, Jelly 2 can absolutely function as a main smart phone replacement. If you enjoy watching videos or playing games on your phone or need to do a lot of typing, it may not be the best choice. If you want a tiny, rugged phone to use as a temporary alternate to a larger or more fragile device, or something that will really discourage screen use, go with the Atom.

Photos below include a comparison with the Unihertz Atom, iPod Touch and LG enV2.

Unihertz Atom, a pocket gem!

The Unihertz Atom is a pocket marvel, as it manages to have the function of a capable smartphone in a tiny form factor. You get a great, pocketable device that has good performance. 4gb of ram and a helio p23 processor make this device very snappy. Because the screen is so small (about 2.4") it doesn't need a lot of processing power to render the pixels on screen.

Everything works as it should, the phone is running android oreo, so is fairly up to date. It has 64gb storage (no micro SD card support sadly, but the 64gb is nice in this price range). The phone is running virtually stock android, with a few additional apps added by Unihertz, which are ideal for outdoor working or activities (It is a rugged phone after all).

The phone has a 2000mah battery. This battery while not amazing, should get you through a day and possibly two or more days if you are a frugal user. The most I managed was 4 days, but that requires you to switch off a lot of background apps and put the phone in battery saver mode and airplane mode overnight. Over two days with moderate to heavy usage I was able to get about 6 hours screen on time. The battery was down to about 8% at that point. The problem is the phone loses a fair bit of charge in standby. You can mitigate this by turning WiFi and/or mobile data off when you're not using it and turning on the battery saver. Overall I think the battery life is decent especially considering the battery capacity. It also charges quite quickly. At just over an hour for me from 15%-100% using the supplied charger. (I didn't get a three pin adapter with the phone, but bought a 3 pin travel adapter that works fine.)

The camera is probably the phone's weakest point, although I use it all the time. You can get quite decent pictures from the camera in good light. It's also quite fast at taking the picture. HDR mode really helps with landscape shots, making the colours pop. Or you can use your favourite image editing app to adjust the colours later. I use Snapseed for this. The camera sometimes has a focusing issue where the picture or video looks blurry. When this happens it best to re-adjust the angle until the image in the camera viewer looks clearer. Low light images are not great so avoid taking pictures in these conditions if you can. You also need to try and keep your hands steady as it will blur the picture otherwise.

Video can also can good as long as the lighting is sufficient and you check for any blurry focusing issues. The biggest problem with capturing video is the lack of image stabilization, so you will need steady hands to avoid a jerky video. If the video isn't too shaky, you can improve it by using the stabilise feature in the Google Photos app.

Despite the camera's faults, because of the phone's small size, it is convenient to take out of your pocket and take a quick photo or video at a moment's notice. I don't think the camera is terrible, because you can get some really nice pictures. It's just getting used to the quirks. (See some of my pictures attached)

The rear mounted speaker on this phone is actually quite loud. I was surprised how loud it goes! It can sound a bit tinny at high volumes, but you should have no problem hearing it in noisy environments. The phone also has a headphone jack which is very useful if you only have wired headphones or require an aux connection to a speaker or car sound system.

Phone calls sounded clear enough to me and WiFi is generally reliable. The phone is 4g capable and works well for me using an ee SIM. I did notice the phone heats up quite a bit when using mobile data for a while, so you might want to be careful leaving mobile data enabled for long periods.

Gaming is certainly possible on this phone, but the tiny screen makes it very hard to play games effectively. I stick to the ones requiring few onscreen controls. Crashy Cats is one I play a lot and while it is a bit harder to see what's going on, you do get used to it.

The keyboard is also tiny, so expect to make a few typos when using it. You do get used to it with time, or you can use swipe gesture keyboard controls or even voice controls using the Google assistant. It might also help you to put the phone in landscape mode while typing, as the keys will be spaced wider apart.

Fingerprint and face unlock are the two main security methods. I have set up both. The fingerprint scanner is great when it works, but often doesn't, I think because it just too small for your finger. I use my thumbs to unlock and the successe rate is about 6/10. Face unlock is quite reliable, but the default use requires you to first press the power button and then look at the screen to unlock. You can't unlock the phone when the display is off using this method, whereas you can with the fingerprint sensor.

I like the fact that the phone has notification LEDs. You can change these in the settings and have a red, blue or green light for different notifications. I found that reall...

Do not mistake this for a kids' phone or a toy or a joke. This is a happy little phone.

I love the feel of this in my hand. I love the color. I love the memory stats. The battery hangs in there for phone setup and turning off and on and changing all the settings. Lowest it's been has been 49% after a day of playing with it and setting it up. It doesn't run hot. The cover they sent with it is just as cute as this phone. The screen resolution is so good you will do a double take and say Wow. You are thanking whomever created this for doing so. The keyboard is small but perfectly doable. You just type and with few errors. It comes with different sounds than the usual. What a nice surprise that was. I have been using i.Atype keyboard for years so that was the first install. It is a keyboard that allows you to adjust the height of the keyboard. So that works really well to make the keys a little larger without having to turn the phone a landscape view.

This phone is a real phone. You just use it like your regular phone only you are not lugging around a big bulky, or too tall and skinny phone. This fits the hand like a glove. One-handed stuffs works well. Icons look gorgeous on the screen.

It's a cool little happy phone and I'm very happy with it. I'm older so the SOS button is good. There is a red button on the side for setting that up, but right now the red button turns on this really bright LED light. It updated to from 10 to 11 without hiccup. I am using a 256 gb SD card.

Only things I wish were different. I have to try to figure out how not to share my sd card with the phone, and I wish that the screen saver that is on the phone was a better quality.

I'm still exploring but just wanted to come on and say don't worry with it. It works. Oh, it has reminder feature. You tell it to remind you to get up and take a walk, etc. I use Tello as my phone service. Calls are clear and crisp. No dropped calls so if you using Tello not to worry. Great service provider for a great phone. They use T-Mobile towers.

If you turn on the sound enhancement feature, the volume of this phone, and the clarity of the sound will leave you sockless. Makes a great little music player. And the equalizer works. I'm not a geek so can't get into all the endless little mechanical details. All I know is I am getting rid of great phone, and I bought this phone and have no regrets.

Tiny, powerful, minimalist phone w/hidden features!

This tiny phone packs a big punch! I purchased the Jelly 2 to try and reduce screen time and practice a more minimalist approach to smartphones. It has served that purpose very well so far! The phone is much quicker than my old LGV20, and the battery life is superb for such a small device. The extra thickness is noticeable but worth it for me personally for the extra battery life. This phone does everything a normal-sized smartphone would do, including running all my apps (music streaming, navigation, email, messages, banking, stock trading, calender, radar, etc.) in a much smaller package that is just more fun to use. I also love that in includes a headphone jack, IR blaster/remote, and even a fingerprint sensor. Can't ask for much more than that in a tiny 4G smartphone.

The Good:

Speed; snappy processing/navigation speeds, probably due to such a small screen and fewer pixels. But I'll take it! Absolutely blasts past my old LGV20, which was a flagship in 2016 and has a Snapdragon 820 chipset.

Camera; I'm going to include this as a pro for this device since I wasn't expecting much from a phone this size/price point. I was pleasantly surprised however, and most photos have turned out pretty decent. Good lighting helps. Whether close up or taking nature shots, the camera isn't "great", but it is certainly acceptable. (See pics for reference)

Fingerprint Reader; after registering the same finger twice, I get nearly 100% success using the fingerprint reader. That's a good thing, because it's my preferred method of unlocking the phone. I also like that it was kept on the back of the phone, rather than an in-screen reader.

Calling; I was worried about the mic being so far from my mouth while talking on the Jelly 2, but so far I haven't had to repeat myself. I am able to hear the other person, and they are able to hear me just fine. The earpiece speaker may be a bit quiet if you are in a noisy environment. I did notice "HD" on the screen during my last conversation, so apparently the phone is capable of HD voice calling as well. Has not dropped any calls yet.

Battery life; I put this phone to the test my first few days, purposely charging the phone to 100% and using it until it literally died in my hand. I can stream music, search the web, use navigation, send texts, and even make short phone calls for hours before the battery fully dies. I do wish the battery was removable so that it could be easily replaced once it begins to deteriorate. Hopefully Unihertz will offer a battery replacement at a decent price when this does inevitably happen. I would estimate I'm getting about 4-5 hours of screen-on time, with an overall battery life of about 12-14 hours with moderate to heavy use. Not bad for such a tiny phone!

The Bad:
Non-removable Battery; it pains me to see that the battery is non-removable. This means that when the battery eventually loses its ability to hold a charge, you will have to either send the phone back to Unihertz for a battery replacement, or just replace the phone entirely. Since the phone is not a uni-body design, and is at a lower price point, I can't understand why we are not given the option to remove the back and pop in a new battery ourselves. To me, this is a major downfall of the Jelly 2 over the long term.

Hidden features:

Speaker Boost - Go to Settings > Sound > Advanced > Sound Enhancement; now toggle on "BesLoudness" to get a noticeable increase in speaker volume.

Face Unlock - Go to Settings > Security > Face Unlock (enter your pin) > Enroll Face; now let the camera familiarize itself with your face, and you now have the Face Unlock feature on your tiny smartphone!

Increase Keyboard Size - Go to settings > System > Languages & Input > Virtual Keyboard > Gboard > Preferences > Under "Layout", Select "Keyboard Height" > Choose "Extra Tall"; you have now maximized the size of the on-screen keyboard to allow for easier typing.

Overall, the Jelly 2 is a great little phone. It's powerful/speedy, has a decent camera, good call quality, great battery life and an adequate display for its size. It will do everything your larger smartphone will do in a smaller package. I do worry about the build quality with the aforementioned jiggly plastic buttons on the side. I also wish it had removable battery. But these are small gripes compared to the overall device. I'm glad I purchased the Jelly 2, and it has even become my daily driver for now! I look forward to seeing what Unihertz puts out next. Would highly recommend the Jelly 2!

unihertz tank

I bought the Unihertz Tank for myself since my previous Samsung was a 2.0 & the carrier shut off service due to their upgrades in December. I LOVE THIS PHONE! It has a qwerty keyboard, same as my previous phone. The battery lasts a long time & doesn't take long to recharge it.

Veramente ottimo

Provengo da pluriannuale esperienza con BlackBerry e devo dire che il Titan è un più che degno erede dei telefoni della mora.
Estremamente funzionale ha tutto quello che serve (... e anche più) per gestire bene la produttività personale. Anche lo svago è ben rappresentato da foto, video, musica... etc. - tutto soddisfacente.
La robustezza e l' impermeabilità sono il suo marchio rappresentativo (... soprattutto per me che mi cade almeno una volta alla settimana per terra) 😁.
E naturalmente attira gli sguardi di tutti avendo una una forma veramente intrigante.
P. S.: unico piccolo neo che ho riscontrato è che non si ricollega automaticamente al mio smartwatch bluetooth quando mi sono allontanato troppo - ma spero in un aggiornamento da parte Unihertz che permetta il ricollegamento automatico dei dispositivi bluetooth.
Comunque 5 stelle assolutamente meritate.
👍👍👍👍👍

完璧なスマホ

メイン機として1年以上使いましたが、素晴らしいの一言です。これからも小型スマホをぜひ作り続けてほしいです。日本版も引き続きよろしくお願いいたします。

Great Screen Size for Enjoying what you are Reading. -

I really like this phone very much, the screen size, in 1:1 square form works perfectly for me. I really enjoy reading and looking at the screen and what I am reading with how spacious and wide the screen is. I love the physical keyboard! I wish they would keep making this model, of the same size, or a bit smaller (not as much as the Titan Pocket), and as strong. Less heavy would be better. Overall, it is a great phone! Great engineering!

Best phone

I have it more than 2 years and really enjoying it , capable of doing anything I wanted from my smartphone

Lovesick unihertz titan pocket!!

Genious product genius Yours managment for This smartfon
I m very happy to used my titan pocket thank You very much for it
Too much out of sight.. God job...
God bless You and Yours company..

Well crafted, durable protective case

I've been using the leather holster for Titan Pocket for about 15 months. The durability and craftsmanship is excellent. It's taken a lot of knocks with no issues. Very well put together. Would strongly recommend for Titan Pocket owners.

Obsessed With This Fun Phone

Just received my Titan Pocket on Monday and can't put it down. I've been transported back to 2011! The phone is solid and very well-crafted with a nice heft while managing to feel compact in your hand. All those one-handed scrollers out there will be very happy with this device. I have freakishly small hands and have no problem with the ole one-handed scroll. Offers great speed, stays charged for two days and how fun is it to have a physical keyboard and customizable led notification lights again. It's the little things, I tell you. If you are tired of today's boring coffin-looking phones and want something different and fun, I highly recommend this magical little machine. I get questions on it constantly and the reactions from people are quite interesting.

Downgrade from Jelly 2

My Jelly 2 died last year when it overheated in a freak Android Auto incident. After a brief stint with an iPhone, I saw the Jelly 2E was available with Android 12, so I figured I should jump on it. I want a phone that works well with basic tasks and is small.

Pros: This phone is the exact same size as Jelly 2.

Cons: The processor is WORSE than Jelly 2. Right out of the box, the phone had lag in screen loads, animations, etc. I was hoping it would clear up, but the lag is noticeable and on every app. The phone still works, but everything is slow (and I'm talking about basic functions like sending text messages and using Google Maps). I don't have high hopes for this lasting more than 6 months with such a slow setup.

No NFC. This is probably not a big deal for everyone, but the jelly 2 had NFC, so I was surprised this one doesn't.

The protective case and screen protector design have not been fixed from the Jelly 2. The phone case still does not wrap fully around the edges of the phone, so if you drop it face down by accident, the screen will hit rather than the edge of the case. So don't drop it.

If you're a minimalist who does not need NFC and really only use it for phone and text, this phone will probably work. But I really doubt such a poor hardware setup will last more than year with updates in size and processor requirements on the typical google apps like Play, Maps, Messages, Gmail, etc.

At this point, I think the best bet is to stick with the Jelly 2. Until it overheated that one day, it was a great, smooth phone that did everything remarkably well.

Awesome little phone

Typing this on my Titan Pocket. Love this little thing. Once you get used to the keyboard layout, you can really fly. It is extremely satisfying to type on. The keys are very tactile. No issues with the keyboard.

The only real issue is the small screen size can be a hindrance. There is a "man-made" that changes the display resolution to help. But it makes everything super tiny, so it's not always a usable workaround. I still really like this phone though.

I need touch screen for jelly 2

Jelly 2 touch-screen display,,When its available?

Best Unihertz Device

I have used the Tank for a couple weeks now and it is the best performing Unihertz Device I have owned! Battery life is second to none (obviously). If you can handle the weight, I highly recommend it!

Amazing phone

I love this phone, I want it but I can not order it from Iran. This is my favorite 😍

Absolument génial

Cela fait deux ans que j'ai un Atom XL, je suis agriculteur, je l'utilise dans des conditions très difficiles de chaleur, d'humidité, de secousses, de poussière et jamais il ne bronche. Une autonomie parfaite pour des longues journées de travail même avec utilisation d'Internet. Je vais en prendre un deuxième pour ma femme vigneronne.

Loving it

I really love everything about the jelly 2E for what it's essentially built. The size and design are amazing. The size is just perfect. Typing is hard but doable. I don't care about the CPU nor the camera because i want to be digitally detoxed without giving up access to handy apps like Spotify etc..

However I would really like to see an updated version on this one with an improved battery life. Please Unihertz bring this phone to me i'll buy asap ;)

szuper kicsi telefon

Nagyon meg vagyok vele elégedve. Nem játszok már egy ideje a telefonjaimon. Ezen sem próbáltam, mert az egészet két hüvely ujjal eltakarnám. De minden másra tökéletesen megfelel.

Couldn't be happier

This phone is awesome. I have full control of the entire screen with a single thumb in one hand. I feel drunk on power. My favorite feature so far has been the programmable button, followed by the IR blaster, which harkens back to the days of my first smartphone, the Galaxy S (not the S1, just the S - they didn't know they were going to make it). And of course, the headphone jack and expandable memory are obvious pros. The battery is solid and I could get by charging it only in the car while using Android Auto, even with it using Spotify and Maps. Seriously, I love this phone. I've gotten so much clout with this thing, it's ridiculous. I answer the phone like "hello? *put a finger up to my friends and whisper 'sorry, it's the future calling'*". The only grievance I have with it is the location of the charging port. I can't fathom why they put it on the right side, rather than the bottom (preferable) or left.. a VAST majority of people are right-handed; thus a VAST majority of people can barely use this phone while it's charging. But it's not a big deal because it'll charge up very quickly. Other than that, no complaints! And given the price, I could get every year's upgrade for six or seven years and it would be about the same cost as a single flagship phone now. That's insane. Well done, Unihertz! I'm looking forward to the upgrade to Android 13 and the placement change of the charging port!

Love it

I have this phone the build quality is amazing, the battery lasts two days and the keyboard is a dream to use.