Do you remember me testing Unihertz TickTock smartphone? It was a rugged mobile device with a dual screen. I really liked that smartphone, but it was very massive.
Now, a slim version of this device was released. It is called Unihertz TickTock S.
The new smartphone also has 1.3 inch customizable display on the rear panel, as well as 6.53 inch hole-punch display on the front, Dimensity 700 chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, 64MP dual camera.
By the way, if we look at the Unihertz TickTock and Unihertz TickTock S, they have a completely different design. The new smartphone has much thinner bezels around the screen, especially at the top and bottom.
OK, let’s do a full review of the Unihertz TickTock S.
Like the previous model, the new smartphone comes in a simple white box.
I probably have a pre-ordered version of the smartphone, but you should have a protective case in the package because the previous Unihertz TickTock came with it.
So, to be honest, I like the design of the new Unihertz TickTock S smartphone much better. It looks more elegant and slimmer than the previous model.
By the way, let’s check the speaker quality.
The main feature of the rear panel is a second screen. We will talk about it later in this article.
There are also two camera sensors, two microphone holes and a flashlight around the screen.
There are also some changes on the front panel. Let’s talk about them.
Unihertz TickTock S has a hole-punch display with a diagonal of 6.53 inches. The screen resolution is Full HD+, 1080 x 2340 pixels.
The feature of Unihertz TickTock S is the second display on the rear panel. It has a diagonal of 1.3 inches and resolution of 360 x 360 pixels.
You can also choose how a second screen turns on – with the main screen and the double tap.
By the way, the camera app on the second screen works independently of the main screen. However, both screens use the same camera sensors, so the picture quality is the same.
When it comes to the software, it looks like Unihertz TickTock S runs on the stock Android.
By the way, the new Unihertz smartphone has Android 12 operating system. The last Android security update was on December 5, 2022.
Now, let’s talk about hardware, and then we will test a performance of Unihertz TickTock S.
Now I want to run the benchmarks, and then we will play some games.
So, Unihertz TickTock S has about 334 thousand points in AnTuTu. It is a little higher than a previous model.
Now, let’s play some games.
As you can see, the maximum graphics in PUBG Mobile is HD, and fps is High.
However, the smartphone has a good performance, as well as a large display.
The games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile and Genshin Impact, run very well.
The new Unihertz TickTock S smartphone also received a new main camera.
So, you will not find ultra-wide angle or portrait modes in the camera app. You can only use Timelapse, Video, Normal, Pro, Macro and MacroVideo.
In the picture settings, we can turn on/off anti-shake mode, save in a RAW format, self-timer, auto screen brightness, GPS location, and other options.
I will shoot photos and video at maximum resolution.
Sample Photos and Videos
I had a very nice sunny weather, when I tested a camera, so the photos are really good.
As I already said, there is only normal and macro modes. I am not a fan of macro mode, but I think I was able to take some shots.
Overall, the photos quality is very good for the mid-range smartphone.
Talking about video quality, first, it is smooth, because there is electronic image stabilization, and it has 2K video resolution, so it is also crisp.
The new Unihertz TickTock S definitely has a better camera than the previous model Unihertz TickTock.
You know, the battery of the new smartphone S is not very big – 5200mAh, but I am surprised by the battery life.
I tested the battery life of the smartphone by continuous playback of videos on YouTube via Wi-Fi and maximum screen brightness.
We are left to talk about connectivity.
Pros and Cons
Finally, let’s talk about pros and cons of Unihertz TickTock S.
The main feature of this smartphone is a dual screen. I wouldn’t say that this is a unique feature of this mobile device, but the screen on the rear panel is still very rare. However, I think it is really convenient.
The bezels around the display are also smaller, and it looks like the smartphone itself became more compact. That’s very good.
However, it is still a rugged smartphone, so it is heavy and massive.
The performance of Unihertz TickTock S is also good. All the games run very well. However, I cannot play for very long, because the smartphone is heavy.
As for the camera, the new smartphone received 64MP main sensor, and it takes very good photos and videos. However, 2MP macro sensor is useless for me. I would like to have a portrait or ultra-wide angle sensor instead.
You know, the battery of Unihertz TickTock S is even smaller than the Unihertz TickTock, but it has almost the same screen on time. I think 11 hours of battery life is very good for a 5200mAh battery.
So, if I had to choose between Unihertz TickTock S and Unihertz TickTock, then it would be a new smartphone, because of the new slim design, better cameras, and cheaper price.