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

YotaPhone 2 review: niche and expensive, but seriously cool

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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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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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5 inches

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Talk time
2G, 3G
Battery type
Li-ion (2500 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (8 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Storage

Internal memory
32 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
yes

Media

Media playback
yes

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
LTE

Display

Screen size
5 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
yes (4.7 inches) (960, 540) (E Ink)

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm

Hardware

CPU
2.3 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion)

Other features

NFC or RFID payment
yes