I hate having large phones, which barely fit into my pocket. I have been looking for a small, yet usable smartphone for quite some time and could not find anything, until 2 weeks ago.
The price I was willing to pay for a phone was up to 1000€ ($1100) and there were no serious options, outside of iPhone 12 / 13 mini (which you can see on the photo), but I dont like iOS and the battery on iPhones barely lasts a day, even if its new.
Finally, I have found Jelly Star, which almost perfectly covers my needs. I was worried about the screen at first, if I will be able to write on it (I am tall and have bigger fingers), but did not have any issues, compared to iPhone 12 mini, which I had to correct myself over and over. I was a bit slower at writing though, I would say I can write at 70% of the speed compared to my 6,5" android phone.
Battery is "only" 2000mAh and I was worried about it at first too, but it does not really seem like an issue, unless you want to stress the phone. When idling, the phone takes about 1-2% of battery each hour, with about 70 apps installed, WIFI toggled on and also SIM card with 4G inserted.
I chose to transfer my files from my previous phone to this one with a USB-C to USB-C cable, which I had to buy (they are not so common, but I recommend you to buy one, it will make your life much easier and clonning faster). I have charged the phone before data transfer to 100% and chose to transfer all my contacts, apps, files, settings,... which was around 50GB totally. Its quite a lot of data and many apps (80 at the time of transfer), so even the CPU was stressed a lot because of installing them one by one. The battery got from 100% to 20% during this "stress test" in 2 hours, after that I just unplugged the cable from the phone, charged it for about 30 minutes (which pumped it from 20% to cca 60%) and was able to just reconnect the cable, press a few buttons on the other phone to continue data transfer and the transfer finished).
Photos taken on the phone are comparable to other Android smartphones in this price range. I dont consider not having more lenses as a disadvantage, if you need this for standard use and dont consider yourself an "influencer" taking photos everywhere, or something :D but even then, the photos are very usable. Daytime photos are completely normal, night time not so much, but thats what I expected anyway.
So, do I consider this phone worth your money? Certainly yes! I am a developer and spend a lot of time on my PC and phone and was looking for something usable, as a minimalist phone, which I can use in case of emergency (to respond to important emails, connect remotely to SSH console, or anything else requiring an Android APP). So if your case is the same, this can be a full replacement of your phone, which you can, but dont want to use (for scrolling instagram, facebook, tiktok and other things all day).
The Jelly Star is surprisingly powerful (nothing lags!) incredibly practical (especially with the little wrist lanyard), reasonably priced, rapidly delivered, and amazingly usable despite its tiny size. 5/5 stars, supremely recommended. I'm using it as my work phone and for such practicalities as "map navigation, music, torchlight, and clock, at hand at all times".
Excellent produit 👍 . Les points forts : qualité ,fluidité, rapidité, vidéo projecteur, puissance du logiciel, autonomie batterie,bon son
I absolutely love my Titan Pocket! As someone who lives with finger and hand issues, typing on a screen has been rather hard for me to do. The keyboard has been amazing and nostalgic! Also, I tend to drop things a lot, but my Titan Pocket, tho showing tiny dings, is still motoring along like nothing happened! I'm about to take it on the Appalachian Trail, and I have zero worries!
Hey Slim, reverse the comma and period placement on the physical keyboard (it would then be the best compact physical keyboard phone on the planet!). The period/comma placement isn't ideal imho. Of course, If that is the only con, that is saying something.
I haven't had a problem with the fingerprint sensor placement like others have mentioned, but I also keep it in its leather pouch to protect it from the elements. Oh, and if Unihertz wants to continue to innovate, reach out to us power users for input on future models. We know what we want in a physical keyboard phone.
Thank you for building the Titan Slim!!!
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I bought the Unihertz Jelly 2 because I was so sick of all the huge phones that were a strain on the fingers to use for long periods of time and also never fit comfortably into half my pants' pockets.
I was prepared for a steep learning curve and sub-par performance considering the price, size and some YouTube reviews. But I have been using the Jelly 2 as my only phone for months now (only just realised there was a review tab on the site) and am SO in love with how comfortable it is to use.
I use my Jelly 2 for calls, to track my runs, message, read through some documents and e-books, play music, make contactless payments, watch Netflix (yes, I watch movies on this!) and even play Mobile Legends Bang Bang (won 16 of my last 20 watches with MVP for some).
Granted, switching to the Jelly 2 takes some getting used to but practice makes perfect. I now type with almost the same amount of accuracy as on a 6" phone.
The battery life is surprisingly good; I can last from 5.40am till 9pm having tracked a run, handled some messages and calls, about an hour of video, one MLBB game and some music.
I only wish it were more rugged; may have to upgrade to an Atom L one day! In the meantime, I love how I barely even feel my Jelly 2 on my arm strap when I run!
I really do -like- this phone. I tried/own a "lite phone II" which I find entirely too restrictive. This was an "upgrade" to my venerable Palm PVG100 (pictured in comparison below). There are always trade-offs going small. I think the Jelly 2 is an admirable step in the right direction please continue to improve this basic design.
The Good: Decent battery life, Android 11, All the basic phone functions you would expect from a smartphone. Headphone Jack. Decent performance. Standard screen dimensions, Decent sound quality, (speakerphone is meh). Excellent storage & ram specs, camera is quite functional, if not overly exciting. Covers all the US LTE bands/carriers, good reception.
The Bad: Note the size comparison to the PVG100, The Jelly 2 is just a "teensie" bit too small. The flat footprint needs to be the actual size or a mm or so larger square than a credit card, so that you can put a credit card sized card in the case. Note the 'wallet' case will not close with a card in the holder. The phone is a little fatter than I would like. I would prefer something between this and the PVG100 (which had abysmal battery life). The GPS is somewhat weak, hard to do without a decent antenna.
If android auto would ever get reasonably stable ...
This phone is perfect for someone who does not want to be tied to their phone, but want's to carry around a small but fully functional device for those occasions when you may need it. I avoid doing any work on my phone, but I do from time to time like to review what I want to look at when I get back to a desktop. Further I want full access to my contacts/address books no matter where I am at.
The wish list: ** Slightly larger rectangle (credit card+) ** , thinner (maybe ~12-14mm but keep the battery life). Camera's keep getting better but keep the costs down. USB-C docking with a desktop function (like DeX). I would love to be able to put on a standard linux build with "Plasma Mobile" and get rid of my laptop! (I also have a pinephone, Hey! it's the *wish* list).
My ideal device would allow me to carry it in my front shirt pocket with a card case (wallet or back) an ID, and a card or two
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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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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A very nice functional compact phone. Buying for my dad. The camera resolution is just nice and it’s versatile enough to use. The shipping is quiet fast. Impressive
Phone was broken when received. I tried to get a replacement from Unihertz and sent several email with no response.
Sueño con estas mejoras para un posible jelly Star 2 o jelly Star Pro:
Un hifi dac 32 bits para escuchar música de calidad por Jack 3.5 cómo en los LG gama V o G
Cambiar a pantalla oled haría que haya más espacio para más batería
Y usar los marcos superior e inferior para audio estereo aunque no sea con volumen alto mientras sea claro y no distorsione
Añadir LED RGB de notificaciones y flash LED frontal por pura nostalgia cómo lo es este súper jelly
Incluir segundo LED de pura luz blanca para notificar que está cargando y añadir más nostalgia
Cámara frontal y trasera de 12 mpx pero con mejor sensor
Mejorar el audio del altavoz y tener 4 o 3 micrófonos también para mejorar su audio
Incluir todos los codecs Bluetooth de alta calidad de audio
Que la tecnología de la ram y rom sean un poco más actuales
Que suba a 12 GB de ram
Carga de 20w
The Tank 2 is a powerhouse. Those police lights are a showstopper! Seriously, having the ability to manually control those lights to create diverse environments for photos is really unique. And that colossal 15500mAh battery is more then enough for all the features this phone has to be used.
I use the projector all the time and it never gets old. It's hard to describe how much I love this phone. Unihertz nailed it.
There is only one thing I could recommend for a future design for maybe a Tank 3. Having the police lights to be RGB lights instead that can change independently to all colors would take this phone to the next level. You could set a vibrant, energizing mood with a combination of blue and green for a relaxed evening, or amp up the intensity with a flashing red and white combo for a party vibe. The versatility would be endless!
With this touch of customization, the next variant could elevate gatherings, create unique ambiance for photoshoots, or even assist with signaling in emergencies even more. The potential is limitless with such a feature.
But in my opinion, the Tank 2 is a solid device with some seriously cool tricks up its sleeve. I really hope Unihertz keeps going with those amazing designs.
Only the bless'ed men deserve something so awesome
100% waterproof. Excellent battery.