The Teracube 2e is a budget smartphone with one killer feature: the warranty. While most modern phones come with a one or two year warranty and many offer an option to pay extra for extended coverage, Teracube’s phones come with a 4-year warranty.

That’s despite the fact that the Teracube 2e is a budget phone with a budget price tag.

First launched through a crowdfunding campaign in 2020, the Teracube 2e is now available for purchase from Teracube’s store for $199.

In terms of hardware, you’re pretty much getting what you pay for. The phone has a 6.1 inch, 1560 x 720 pixel display, a MediaTek Helio A25 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 13MP + 8MP rear cameras, and an 8MP front camera.

Those specs are largely nothing to write home about. But the phone does support NFC, it does have a fingerprint sensor, and it also has a microSD card reader, USB-C port, and headphone jack.

The Teracube 2e’s 4,000 mAh battery should also provide decent battery life. And it’s removable, which means you could swap out batteries if the phone needs to be repaired or if you just want to use a spare battery.

Teracube says the battery isn’t the only part that’s designed to be easy to remove and replace – the phone is designed with repairability in mind. There’s no adhesive used to hold components in place, allowing most hardware to be removed and replaced with nothing but a screwdriver.

 

Each phones comes with a 4-year warranty that covers parts, performance, labor, and shipping costs. You may have to pay extra for some repairs – a cracked screen replacement will set you back $59, for example. But that’s still less than most companies charge for this sort of work.

The company says it will also make spare parts available for folks that want to perform their own repairs, but I don’t see any place on the Teracube website to order replacement parts.

Teracube also promises 3 years of Android software and security updates.

One thing the company does not provide? A USB-C charger. You’ll need to supply your own or pay an extra $16 to add a charger and cable to you order.

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  1. I like the idea of them selling replacement parts, and building the phone with screws only (no adhesive).

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong on this, but it seems their 4 year warranty is not related at all to their commitment to sell replacement parts, and offer screen replacements for a flat fee.

    What I mean by that is that it seems theres no promise being made about how long replacement parts will be available, only that warranty against factory defects is being guaranteed for 4 years?

  2. I got one of these from Indiegogo, very impressed with the build quality for the price.

    If Apple doesn’t go back to TouchID on the next mainline iPhone I will abandon them and make this device my daily driver.

  3. Looks like they’re planning on letting you root the phone, they just haven’t figured out how to do it yet (as of last week).
    Which is good, because I think the kinds of people who’d buy obscure phones like this would tend to think about that more.
    Although it is somewhat disturbing that you can build a phone and an OS for it and not know how to have root access.