Creator of Jelly Phone Acknowledges Its Shortcomings

Unihertz, the company behind the Jelly phone, claimed to be “the world’s smallest 4G phone”, has gone on record, talking to the BBC about the smartphone’s failings.

The Jelly device has been criticised for its poor battery life. Unihertz has said that the phone can operate for up to three days on a single charge, or up to seven days on standby, but the company’s chief executive, Stephen Xu, stated that “heavy use” could reduce battery performance to three or four hours, or up to a day of “normal use”.

Jelly users have also experienced issues with the device’s GPS functionality, which the company has claimed will be fixed in future software updates. Xu said:

“If you use a phone quite a lot even an iPhone can’t last a day. We are trying to find a balance between bigger phones and smaller wearables”.

The Jelly phone features a 2.45″ touch screen with a 240 x 432 resolution, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Xu also defended the company’s decision to remove plug adapters from its smartphone package, now providing customers with a USB cable only.

“We realised that due to the different standards of the charger products, it’s harder for us, so we have removed the plugs. I think most people already have a plug”.