YotaPhone 

priceN/A

launchOct, 2014

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Good build quality
  • Easy to hold and use in one hand
  • Uninspiring looks

Display

  • Dual display is a unique concept
  • Sharp IPS display
  • Small display size (for both primary, and secondary displays)
  • The E-Ink display, which is the USP of the phone, unfortunately has a low 640x360-pixel resolution, which makes text and icons look fuzzy
  • The E-Ink display has a significant 'burning-in-effect' of images, which means every new image shows a faint ghost of the previous image over the top

Software

  • The gesture based Android interface takes some time to pick up
  • The dedicated touch area for gestures below the screen tends to be unresponsive at timers
  • Limited app support for the secondary screen - only few inbuilt apps in the Yotaphone are supported currently

Performance

  • Decent performance in day-to-day use

Camera

  • Decent camera quality
  • Camera is oddly placed in the bottom left-hand corner - making it difficult to keep your finger out of shot when holding the phone in landscape mode and almost impossible when shooting in portrait mode

Battery

  • Decent battery life

More

  • E-Ink notifications are useful
  • Random restart issues

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YotaPhone Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.2
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.3 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Primary Display: IPS LCD
  • Secondary Display: "Always-on" Electronic Paper Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.7 GHz, Dual Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
GPUAdreno 320
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1800 mAh
Dimensions
Weight146 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Secondary CameraYes
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
FM RadioYes
More
  • Dual Screen, with a secondary "always-on" Electronic Paper Display
  • Special YotaPhone Gestures
  • Put2Back Apps for the Back Screen

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