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The Teracube 2e Review

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If you’re looking for an affordable, eco-friendly, unlocked Android phone made from recycled components, then the Teracube 2e is worth considering. It offers several eco-friendly extras, such as a removable battery, recyclable materials, and peace of mind features like a four-year warranty.

Design

The Teracube 2e is an eco-friendly smartphone designed to last four years or longer. It’s built with recycled materials, comes in a biodegradable case, and is easy to repair.

The phone also comes with a four-year warranty and a replaceable battery. That’s a significant change from many modern phones offering only a two-year contract.

It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, an increasingly rare feature nowadays. The phone also has a removable back cover, so it’s not entirely encased in plastic.

Display

Teracube is a startup focusing on sustainability, and its newest smartphone, the Teracube 2e, is no exception. It offers an inexpensive Android device with a four-year warranty and replaceable parts for peace of mind.

The screen is bright enough for most use cases, with decent color reproduction and plenty of detail to show off your favorite YouTube videos or movies. However, it lacks HDR, and the standard 60Hz refresh rate means the display can suffer from pixel blurring while swiping around home screens or lists quickly.

Performance

The Teracube 2e aims to cut e-waste by offering a removable battery, recyclable components, and a 4-year warranty. This makes it an appealing option for those who want to go eco but also need a smartphone.

Its MediaTek processor doesn’t offer the best performance, but it does keep up well with most tasks. There’s a slight lag when scrolling through social media or watching movies and TV shows, but it’s not a deal-breaker for the average user.

Battery

Teracube is all about sustainability and the environment, and this 4,000-mAh battery fits their message. It’s also replaceable and can last for two days (or more) in your pocket.

It comes in clean spartan packaging and includes a fully biodegradable case. It doesn’t have a charging brick, but you can get one through Teracube’s website.

The most exciting thing about the phone is that you can pop off the back panel to access and replace the battery. This is a rarity these days, and it’s a big part of Teracube’s message about sustainability and low waste.

Cameras

The Teracube 2e is a smartphone that takes us back to the good old days of tech, not just with a replaceable battery but with photo quality. The 13-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera all shoot decent photos in daylight. Still, nighttime images are milky undersaturated, handheld video is judder, and the front-facing snapper isn’t great.

Despite its modest price, the cameras are the weak point of the Teracube 2e. But there are other positives, like a four-year warranty and the fact that this phone is made with sustainable materials.

Software

The software on the Teracube 2e is surprisingly stock Android, which isn’t always the case with phones that run on OEMs’ versions of the operating system. That’s a good sign because Android is fast and snappy on this phone without all the weird bloatware.

What’s more, you get three years of Android OS updates from the company (Android 11 is due next summer), plus a four-year warranty that promises to keep you using your device longer than most phones. That’s a pretty generous policy from an eco-friendly startup.

Price

The Teracube 2e is an exciting phone, combining novel features with an eco-friendly focus. It offers a replaceable battery, notification light, microSD card slot, and headphone jack.

It also comes with a four-year warranty and promises to keep your phone updated for three years after you buy it. That’s a pretty good deal, especially if you have modest needs and are environmentally conscious.

On the other hand, the display isn’t great by any means. It has a low-resolution 720p IPS panel with noticeable light bleed.