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Yota YotaPhone 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Yota YotaPhone 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the camera and price.

screen, usability, performance, size, battery

price, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Yota YotaPhone 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Yotaphone 2 review

 

A phone of two halves, but one is better than the other

Innovative second touchscreen ; Potential for long battery life ; Decent colour display

Expensive ; Still a work in progress ; Average camera

Ratings in depth It's not often you come across a truly unique device in the smartphone market, but the Yotaphone 2 is exactly that. Unique.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

YotaPhone 2 review: Dual-screen phone will split the crowd - Pocket-lint

 

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Much better design than original YotaPhone, smooth Android operation, interesting use of E Ink to mirror Android for access to all apps, E Ink good for reading and at-a-glance notifications

Software bugs can cause ghosting issues with E Ink screen, hardware chipset not latest which is at odds with the price (costs more than a Moto X plus separate eBook reader), no microSD slot

Despite warming to the YotaPhone 2 over our four days of use, we're still on the fence about it. Yes, it's a jump forward compared to the original and we can see genuine use from that second screen and we're not going to cry "gimmick" like we thought...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

YotaPhone 2 review: Hands-on

 

The YotaPhone 2 Android smartphone sports two screens

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

YotaPhone 2 pictures and hands on - Pocket-lint

 

Yota Devices released the YotaPhone - a smartphone that features a AMOLED display on one side and an e-paper screen on the other side - only towards the

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

YotaPhone 2 review

 

If you've seen the original YotaPhone, you'll probably agree that it doesn't look like a finished product. However, the YotaPhone 2 looks and feels great. From the front, it could be one of many black smartphones but flip it over and there's no...

There are a lot of things to like about the YotaPhone 2 and we applaud the company for doing something different. The design is excellent and if you want a dual-screen smartphone this is the one for you (ie. don't buy the original). Although the...

May, 2015

Expert review by: (pcadvisor.co.uk)

YotaPhone 2 Video review

 

YotaPhone 2 video review

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

YotaPhone 2 review UK

 

The YotaPhone 2 is on sale now and will fetch a high-end £555 – the original is still available at £319. That's quite a lot to pay but this phone does have two screens. It does mean that is puts it in direct competition with the big boys including the...

There are a lot of things to like about the YotaPhone 2 and we applaud the company for doing something different. The design is excellent and if you want a dual-screen smartphone this is the one for you (ie. don't buy the original). Although the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Yotaphone 2 review

 

The Yotaphone 2 has lots of great features and its rear E-ink display gives it a huge battery life, but it won't replace your eReader

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

YotaPhone 2

 

More screens than you'll know what to do with

Great AMOLED front screen ; Ergonomic design ; Clever battery-saving features

Rear screen not backlit ; Slow camera ; Pricey

Two small speaker grilles flank the micro-USB port at the bottom of the YotaPhone 2. The speakers are both loud and clear enough to make them useful for watching the odd movie without the need of using the 3.5mm headphone jack at the top of the phone....

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

‏YotaPhone 2 review

 

‏A great phone for reading obsessives with awful commutes, but it's not for everyone

‏E Ink screen great for reading ; ‏Super smooth glassy back ; ‏Good performance from front display

‏Expensive ; ‏E Ink screen feels awkward to use ; ‏Poor camera at the price

One of this year’s most interesting phones, but a high price and awkward style limit its mainstream appeal

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:4.5
Browsing time (4G):4.5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):4.4
Continuous audio playback time:62.4 / 92
Continuous video playback time:9.5
Standby time (2G):397 / 408
Standby time (3G):396 / 406
Talk time (2G):41.8
Talk time (3G):26
Video call time:1.8
Wireless Charging: Yes

Call management

Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:442
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC HE, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, IMY, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG4-SP, VP8 / 3GP, AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG4-SP, TS, VP8, WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 (KitKat)
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 (KitKat)

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 8.95
Height :14.5 / 8.95
Weight:145
Width:6.94