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Jolla Smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Jolla Smartphone. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the sound and reception are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Jolla Smartphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Jolla Smartphone from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the battery and design. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed reviews about the sound and reception.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Jolla Sim Free Smartphone 16GBJolla Sim Free Smartphone 16GB

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on) - Pocket-lint


Jolla is a Finnish company that launched a smartphone running on an open-source software called Sailfish back in November 2013 and it has since introduced

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Hugh Langley (

Jolla Phone review


A small Sailfish in a big pond

Sailfish looks gorgeous ; solid specs for the price

Lack of any buttons will annoy some ; Still a few bugs

It's difficult to recommend the Jolla Phone this early in the game. It's a breath of fresh air with some neat ideas that will appeal to anyone looking for a bit more individualisation in their phone, but for those comfortable with their more familiar...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Jolla Tablet


The Jolla tablet is a 7.9-inch (ish) tablet that's very different to any Android, Windows 10 tablet or iPad you've seen. It's packed with a gesture-based operating system called Sailfish. If you haven't heard of Sailfish, it's a Linux-based platform...

Sailfish OS looks great on a tablet ; Welcome Android app support ; Good quality screen

Slightly creaky build quality ; Easy to get grubby ; Sluggish performance in places ; Not fit for playing high end games ; Jolla Store lacks high profile apps

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Jolla Phone


Hands-on at MWC 2014: We check out the Sailfish OS phone

If you're out for a bargain phone, the Jolla Phone is not it. You also need to be prepared to bed into the way Sailfish OS works. However, what we have here is a phone that's genuinely different, from a company that has an unusual, small-scale approach...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Jolla smartphone review - average hardware is too expensive


Jolla is a new company on the smartphone scene, setup by ex-Nokia employees. They've created their own mobile operating system and the self-titled smartphone is the first device to come with this new player and rival to iOS and Android.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Jolla smartphone review


The Jolla, in case you haven't heard of it, is a smartphone from a team of ex-Nokia employees. It's pronounced yol-la, and the device runs on a 'new' operating system called Sailfish. We say that because Sailfish is based on another mobile OS called...

The Jolla is an interesting new smartphone with its eye-catching Sailfish OS. However, it's too expensive for the average hardware on offer, a confusing interface and a reliance on Android apps. You're better off getting the superior Nexus 5 and saving...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (

Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone review


HANDS ON REVIEW: An gorgeous and intuitive swipe-based operating system certainly makes the Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone unique, but should you buy one? We find out

Unlike almost everything else here at MWC, you can actually buy a Jolla handset today; it's available online through the

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Jolla preview: First look


Jolla may be a completely new name in the smartphone game, but the people in charge are no rookies. Founded by former Nokia employees, the Finnish company is looking to give the MeeGo platform a new lease of life. Established in 2011, it took Jolla two...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Nick T. (

Jolla Smartphone Review


What's unique about the Jolla smartphone is that it is powered by Sailfish OS – a new platform based on the now-forgotten MeeGo operating system. The software is capable of running Android apps and it its user interface relies heavily on gesture-based...

Nice design ; Usable daytime photos

The phone is too expensive for what it delivers ; Lack of software availability ; Android support isn't reliable ; Mediocre display ; OS still has some bugs ; Gesture-based navigation takes lots of getting used to ; The “Other half” concept is nothing...

If Jolla's goal was to craft a phone that's unlike any other, then it has definitely succeeded. Its first Sailfish OS device has a fresh, distinctive design that might grab the attention of anyone looking for something that's, well, different.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Ashok Pandey (

Jolla Smartphone Review


There are many smartphone manufacturers and OS platforms available in the market. Yet if you are looking for something different to experience then new Jolla smartphone, created by ex-Nokia engineers, could become your choice running on Sailfish OS....

Fresh and innovative OS, supports most Android apps, NFC-enabled rear shell, decent camera

Unfamiliar gestures, uncomfortable to use with one hand

We can only recommend this phone to buyers switching from a feature phone to a smartphone. For others there are better options such as Micromax Canvas Knight and Asus ZenFone 6.

Jun, 2015
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