The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

The Jethro SC729 features a wealth of usability options while providing you freedom to choose your own service provider... a rarity in the basic flip phone market.

What's good

  • SOS button
  • MicroSD support
  • Extra loud speaker
  • Quick dial buttons
  • Charging dock

What's bad

  • Weak flashlight
  • Complicated menus

If you're looking for a simple flip phone for kids or older adults, the Jethro SC729 offers some ideal features. The large keypad makes it easy to dial numbers while the 2.4-inch display and adjustable font sizes make it easy to see notifications and read text messages.

There's a programmable SOS button the back and three quick dial buttons above the keypad for added peace of mind and ease of use. 

For seniors, the phone is hearing aid compatible and reviews indicate that the speakerphone is also very loud.

The 5MP rear camera won't win any photography contents, but it's stronger than most comparably priced options.

If you're worried about losing cords or damaging ports, the charging cradle makes the phone easy to charge as well.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
5+ MP



Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Jethro released the SC729 on February 17, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Jethro SC729 user manual here.


Jethro backs up the SC729 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your SC729 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Jethro support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Jethro's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
2.8"

The Jethro SC729's screen size is 2.8 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Unknown processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Custom operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. Jethro's performance ratings are 220 minutes.

Jethro SC729 Specs

Overview
Release date February 17, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
SIM card Mini-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Custom
Processor Unknown
Internal Flash Memory 1024 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.14 W/kg
Body: 0.34 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Standard Battery, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) No
Talk Time Up to: 220 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 5.1 x 2 cm (4.3 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 4 ounces
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density 143 pixels
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 200
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client No
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AMR, MIDI, MP3
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games No
Apps Yes
Included Software / Apps
More
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