Unihertz Luna Hands-on

Unihertz is a company with the goal to make different kinds of smartphones. They’ve made phones like Jelly which is dubbed as the smallest android phone since 2017 and the Titan: an android 10 smartphone that has a physical QWERTY keyboard. This time around, we’re going to check out the Unihertz Luna which looks quite familiar.

Unihertz Luna_1

Right off the bat, when you see this phone, you might compare it to the Nothing Phone (1) because of the LEDs at the back. The Luna is a heavy one — weighing in at 298 grams> That is a hundred grams more than the Nothing Phone (1). Luna is not only larger, but it also has a different camera island than the Nothing Phone (1).

Unihertz Luna 4

The Unihertz Luna has a 6.81-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400 × 1080 giving it a 386ppi pixel densirty. Despite not having an AMOLED display, it still delivers a decent viewing experience as image quality still looks sharp and there aren’t obvious pixel edges.

Unihertz Luna 3

For the buttons and ports, you can find the volume and power button that also serves as a fingerprint sensor on the right side; the USB type-c port, speaker grill, and SIM card tray at the bottom; 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster on top of the phone; and two function buttons at the left side. These buttons can be assigned to shortcut commands or quick access to different apps.

Unihertz Luna Right

Unihertz Luna Bottom

It’s a heavy smartphone made out of metal, glass and plastic with a neat back design that, like the Nothing Phone 1, lights up.

Unihertz Luna Top

Speaking of the back design, the LED on the Unihertz Luna allows you to customize the colors of the lights through the dedicated widget/app. This app can allow the LEDs to light up depending on the activity of the phone like having a pattern assigned to notifications. You can also have these light up in different instances such as listening to music, watching videos or using the camera.

Unihertz Luna 5

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Which leads us to our next item — the camera setup. The device features a triple-rear camera setup consisting of a 108-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel Night Vision Camera and a 2-megapixel Macro Lens. It has a 32-megapixel for its front camera.

Unihertz Luna Camera

Too dark for you? You can always either try the Night Vision camera that takes photos in the dark in black-and-white, use the built-in flash in the phone or the LED lights on the back. t is doable to use both the flash of the camera and the LEDs while taking a photo, but this does heat the phone up a bit quicker, so take note of that.

The Unihertz Luna is powered by a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. It’s fairly decent when we tried playing games on the phone, but it does again, noticeably heat-up when you do so. It runs on 8GM of RAM with 256GB of internal storage. It uses an older UFS 2.2 storage which will make read and write speeds slower than phones that use UFS 3.1 or 4.0.

Unihertz Luna 6

Here are the benchmark scores for the device:
Geekbench 6 CPU Benchmark
Single-Core: 724
Multi-Core: 2,025

Antutu v9: 377,837
Antutu Storage – 957MB/s (read), 807MB/s (write), 221/182 MB/s (random)

PCMark Work 3.0 – 9,179

Sling Shot Extreme – OpenGL ES 3.1 test
Overall: 2,591
Graphics score: 2,425
FPS average: 37.93

Giving this phone life is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W of charging. It currently has an Android 12 for its OS. PCMark Battery results show that the device can last for 15 hours and 38 minutes while our video loop test yields a result of 13 hours and 15 minutes.

Unihertz Luna 6

As of making this article, there isn’t an official price for the Unihertz Luna in the Philippines, but it’s priced at $299.99 in Unihertz’s official website.

All in all, not to spoil too much for the written review, but I think this is an obvious pass from us for very preferential reasons. Just from the build of the phone to the LED, it feels like a cheaper copy of a currently known phone in the market.

Unihertz Luna specs:
6.81-inch LCD @ 2400×1080 pixels
60Hz refresh rate
Panda MN228 Glass
MediaTek Helio G99 chipset
MT6789 Octa-Core 2.0-2.2GHz
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
256GB UFS2.2
108MP main f/1.9
20MP night vision f/2.2
2MP macro f/2.4
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32MP front-facing camera
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4G/LTE, dual nano-Sim
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.3
GPS (Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS)
Fingerprint sensor power button
IR Port
USB Type-C
Android 12
5000 Li-Po battery, 18W fast charging
White, Black
168mm × 76.8mm × 10.4mm (dimensions)
298 grams (weight)

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1 Response

  1. Avatar for Rei Rei says:

    And its only 4G — hard pass

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