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Yota YotaPhone 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Yota YotaPhone 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and size. The performance and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John McCann (

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

The Yotaphone 2 is a huge leap forward from the original and it's certainly a product which can appeal to a wider consumer base, but ultimately it still feels like a work in progress.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

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


The idea of a dual-screen smartphone might sound as useful as a sixth toe, and when Russian company YotaPhone launched its device of the same name it didn't make us realise what we were missing. Design quirks, usage irks - it just didn't formulate into...

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 : Britta O'Boyle (

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 (

YotaPhone 2 review: Hands-on


The YotaPhone 2 Android smartphone sports two screens

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

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

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YotaPhone 2 Video review


YotaPhone 2 video review

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

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 (

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 (

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

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‏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 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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Front camera type:Single camera
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


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


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


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


Internal RAM:2


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


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


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
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


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


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


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.5 / 8.95
Height :14.5 / 8.95
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