Unihertz Jelly Pro Review
Sneha Bokil Posted on July 13, 2017 Handsets, Reviews
At a time when smartphone displays are getting bigger, a new smartphone from that Unihertz is so tiny that it will fit right into coin pocket of your jeans. The Jelly project was launched on Kickstarter in May and is touted as the ‘world’s smallest smartphone’ that supports 4G and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. I have been using the phone for sometime so let’s see if the Jelly Pro can be your secondary phone.
Display, Design and Hardware
The first thing you will notice about the Jelly Pro is its size. The phone is compact can fit easily in your palm but it has a plastic body and the build is not that great. It sports a 2.45 inch (240 x 432 pixels) display which is pretty basic and does not offer good colors. It is better to not expect much from this display as the phone is not aimed at heavy media consumption.
It has a 2MP front-facing camera at the top along with earpiece.
There are three capacitive touch buttons below the display, one of them is a circular home button. All these buttons offer haptic feedback. The phone has curved edges on all the sides. This phone will be easy to handle especially for people with small hands like me. It is compact to hold and carry around. The handset is 92.3mm long, 43mm wide, and 13.3mm thick (3.6 x 1.7 x 0.5 inches).
One hand operations are super easy on this phone. Especially at a time when most users struggle to reach the top of the phone with their thumbs.The right side houses power button and micro USB port. Volume rockers are situated on the left while 3.5mm headphone jack is present on the top. A metal rim goes around the phone.
There is 8MP camera with LED flash at the back. Unihertz branding and loudspeaker grill is present at the bottom. The speaker is not great but is does the job for you.
The phone has a removable back cover and a removable battery.
Below the removable battery there are two Dual nano SIM slots and micro SD card slot for expandable storage up to 256GB.
The 8MP rear camera on the Jelly Pro is average as photos look a bit washed out. Macro and daylight shorts were still decent but low-light shots were grainy. It has HDR mode but it makes photos too sharp. The 2MP front camera isn’t any great either as the selfies are just about okay. Check out some samples below (Click the image to view full resolution sample).
Software, UI and Apps
The Jelly Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat and has no skin on top. It offers the usual settings for the drop down notification panel.
The phone has pre-installed apps like Gmail, Chrome and Maps. Surprisingly the YouTube app is not present. Other apps include Pedometer, FM Radio, Flashlight and Sound Recorder. There are separate apps for Music and Gallery.