7.1/10
Informr score
The Unihertz Jelly Pro currently has an Informr score of 7.1 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

  • Inexpensive
  • Decent Performance
  • Compact

What's bad

  • Not enough battery
  • Poor camera

For someone looking to downsize for comfort or in an attempt to take a step back from their smartphone addiction, this might just be the choice. But is a touchscreen this tiny useful? After all, it doesn't matter how smart the device is if you can't use it accurately. Let's see what reviewers think!

Design

About the size of two thumbs stacked together, the all-plastic body of the Unihertz Jelly Pro is about as small as smartphones can get. It features a headphone jack and a micro USB slot on the side and one speaker on the bottom. The available colors are; black, blue, and white.

Display

The 2.4-inch display is very small but competent enough considering the size. Reviewers said it was plenty responsive though and free from jitter or stutter.

Performance

Its performance is smooth and plenty capable of handling everyday tasks such as checking email, keeping up with social media, or reading the occasional blog post or news article. Just keep in mind that the size of the device means it’s not ideal for multitasking.

Reviewers noted that you need to keep an eye on power settings in order not to drain your battery quickly. Background apps are not your friend with this device

Software & Storage

The Unihertz Jelly Pro ships with Android 7 (Nougat) and Google Apps are included. An upgrade to Android 8 is available, but don’t expect to see updates to the latest versions. Along with its diminutive size, the available space is equally small with 32GB on deck. However, the phone’s included microSD slot -- accessible through the removable backplate -- makes expanding storage cheap and painless.

Cameras

The phone’s 8MP camera is not going to outperform any smartphone on the market right now. However it’s better than not having a camera at all when you need or want it and still outperforms most similarly sized flip and feature phones.

Battery Life

If you’re an avid smartphone user, battery life is going to be a major disappointment. Most reviewers clocked their use at 4 hours depending on their activity before needing to find a charger..

Audio

Despite its size and only one speaker, the Unihertz Jelly Pro is surprisingly loud. But as with most phones, the sound is rather flat. You’re in luck, however, as the phone has a headphone jack and reviewers said the audio was impressive through headphones for a phone so small.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 2.4-inch display
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor 1
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Android 7 (Nougat)
  • 32GB of storage with MicroSD slot
  • 8MP camera
  • 950mAh battery

Bottom Line

With a lot of interest in reducing screen time and walking away from phone addiction, this phone could fit the bill. It’s tiny -- as in “might get lost in your pocket” tiny -- and it runs smooth enough even if the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. But all of this creates an experience that is far less likely to suck you in for hours at a time. It’s a phone meant to be used as needed then put away.

The Gadgeteer says, “Jelly is a tiny Android smartphone that’s pocket and budget-friendly and can support 2 SIM cards and a micro SD card for memory expansion.”

Android Police comments, “A small but vocal group of us continue to feel defeated by the ever-expanding size of mainstream smartphones. The ‘good old days’ of smaller screens are starting to feel like a time long past, barely a glimmer on the horizon of technology's rapid advance in the smartphone era.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.45 GHz
Screen Size
2.45"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Coolsmartphone

If you’re looking for a diminutive and different smartphone, this is definitely one to consider. Despite the presence of two SIM cards, this is best as a secondary phone, and you should think about this as a fitness tracker that does your music, social media and phone calls too.

- Leigh Geary, Coolsmartphone
PC Magazine

Buy the Jelly Pro for one of two uses. First of all, as an Android-powered music player for runners, it's a great, light solution. But also, if you need to stay in touch but don't want to stay in touch—if you want to make staying in touch a little difficult—this is a really interesting choice. If yo...

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
Gear Diary

Just about anything your larger Android phone can do, the Unihertz Jelly pro can do. It’s just smaller, cuter, and more pocketable. Is this the phone that will replace your top of the line Android phone? No! But the Jelly Pro is the phone that you can take with you when you’re going out and you need...

- Judie Lipsett Stanford, Gear Diary


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Screen Size
2.45"

The Unihertz Jelly Pro's screen size is 2.45 inches with 240 x 432 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.45 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6735 Quad-core 1.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.1 Oreo) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

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

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery.

Jelly Pro Specs

Overview
Release date September 30, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (Update Available: 8.1 Oreo)

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Processor MediaTek MT6735 Quad-core 1.45 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
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 Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.23 x 4.3 x 1.33 cm (3.6 x 1.7 x 0.5 in)
Weight 60.4 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 432 pixels
Pixel density 202 pixels
Size 2.45 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
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 No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
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 Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
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 No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
No
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, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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