Jelly 2 a smartphone whose success is inversely proportional to its size. With his 9.5 x 4.9 cm in fact destined to represent the smallest latest generation device in circulation – as well as its predecessor, the Jelly – protagonist on Kickstarter of a fundraiser that is booming: compared to an initial target of 50 thousand dollars, it has already collected over 630 thousand by almost 3,500 consumers. Obviously thanks to its very particular format, but also to the price at which it is possible to pre-order it: only 159 dollars (about 138 euros), 40 less than its real market value. Really not bad for an appliance 4G with Android 10. Expected (free) deliveries starting in December, Also in Italy. To win one in preview there is time until August 20.

The technical specifications

Produced by the Chinese Unihertz, Jelly 2 is the direct successor to the Jelly’s first model, launched in 2017 through Kickstarter and with even smaller dimensions (9.2 x 4.3 cm). Even at the time, the collection had been a success – even $ 1.25 million paid – but the functionality of the device, according to many, he then left something to be desired. With the second edition, the company therefore aims to correct the mistakes of the past, offering the public a smartphone up to today’s standards. Let it be clear right away: Jelly 2 designed for a basic use, certainly not to exploit the full potential of the heaviest apps. There specified, it certainly defends itself great. To prove it, in addition to the aforementioned coupled Android 10-4G, also an unexpected 6 gigabyte ram and a Mediatek Helio P60 SoC processor more than enough to carry out the most common operations. It also affects the available memory: well 128 gigabyte, moreover incrementable with microSD. But not everything, since Jelly 2 too dual sim, supports geolocation and has a fingerprint reader. As for the painful notes, the first inevitably represented by the resolution of the screen, a tiny one 3 inches 480×384 pixels. Not even the battery from excellent 2.000 mAh (in any case double that of the 2017 Jelly), although it is certainly not called upon to power a high-end first-class device. The photographic sector is in chiaroscuro. If on the one hand the sensor from 16 megapixel the rear camera does its job – words of those who have already tested it – on the other 8 megapixel of the front one certainly do not seem able to give life to selfies to be framed.

Recommended uses

Overall, Jelly 2 appears to deliver on Unihertz’s promises. Inadequate to act as a primary smartphone – with the exception of less demanding users – it may instead represent one Valid alternative for those looking for an emergency device or for those, perhaps in need of a little healthy digital detox, really has enough to always carry bulky ultra-equipped pavilions with you. The same company is also aware of this and writes on Kickstarter: This 4G mini smartphone designed to operate as a device accompaniment of your normal mobile phone, you can use it more easily for evenings out, exercising or when you take a break from your standard size smartphone. Then the final comment: With our many years of experience in the production of mobile phones, we have a lot of confidence in our process and in our production program for Unihertz Jelly 2. Not our first time that we move in the sector and we know quite well what to expect. But if something goes wrong, we promise to keep our supporters up to date and informed of any problems and how we will solve them.

July 27, 2020 (change July 27, 2020 | 09:54)