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Yota YotaPhone 2

76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The YotaPhone 2 is a stark upgrade over its predecessor, with bigger, better displays wrapped in a much sleeker package. Most importantly, the secondary E Ink screen is actually useful this time around. It has its flaws, of course, is very expensive and won't be everyone's cup of tea. Regardless, though, it's quite simply as cool as they come.

Pros
  • Dual-screened engineering marvel
  • E Ink screen is legitimately useful
  • Gorgeous primary AMOLED display
  • Top-tier performance
  • Cool points aplenty
Cons
  • Very expensive
  • Limited mainstream appeal
  • Mediocre camera
  • Yota's software still needs work
  • Uncomfortable to hold the 'other' way around
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Scores

Engadget

76
 

User Reviews

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Kat1323
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
ausheikh76
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
bananakiller
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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68
Average Critic Score

Display

80
 

Battery life

70
 

Camera

55
 

Ease of use

60
 

Design and form factor

90
 

Portability (size / weight)

70
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

60
 

How It Stacks Up

88

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88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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84
 

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81
 

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79
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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