Oct 23, 2017

Mini phone maker admits performance shortcomings

Unihertz says the Jelly phone battery has up to three days of working time and lasts seven days on standby. "If you use a phone quite a lot even an iPhone can't last a day," Mr Xu said. "This phone is clearly trying to tap into that supposed need, but I do wonder whether a smartwatch with 3G calling would offer you the same, if not more functionality." The Jelly phone, which Unihertz calls the world's smallest 4G phone, was developed after its maker raised more than $1.2m in crowdfunding. It is available in the UK, US and in many other countries but it is not compatible with the CDMA mobile standard, which means it will not work with some mobile phone networks including Verizon and Sprint in the US. Unihertz also decided to stop providing plugs for the device, which now comes with a USB cable only.

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