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An Overview of Yotaphone 2

Last updated: October 2, 2018.

A Closer Look of An Overview of Yotaphone 2

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Yota has come forward with dual screen handsets which are a combination of a smartphone and e-reader. This is a quality that sets them apart from all the other handsets in the market. The first handset in this series was not very successful; can the second handset deliver enough to be successful? Read the full review to know the answer.

Description

The description of YotaPhone 2 includes:

  • 3GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.4 operating system
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and no expansion slot for external memory
  • 144mm length; 5mm width and 8.9mm thickness
  • A display of 0-inch and 1080 x 1920 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 140g
  • Price of £549

 

Build

  • The design of the handset is a little better than Yotaphone.
  • The corners are rounded which make it comfortable for hands.
  • On the front the handset has a standard screen like all the other smartphones while on the back there is an e-ink screen.
  • There is quite a lot of bezel above and below the screen which makes it look very tall.
  • The handset is completely clad in plastic material. The choice of the plastic is not a very good one, it feels cheap. A little metal would have made it look nice.
  • It does not feel very durable and a few flexes and creaks were noticed when the corners were pressed.
  • Power and volume button can be found on the right edge.
  • Headphone jack sits on the top edge.
  • Micro USB port can be found on the bottom edge.
  • Two speakers are present on the bottom edge, one on each side of the micro USB port. They produce great sound but more than often they were covered with our hands.
  • There is a slot for Nano-SIM on the left edge.
  • The back plate cannot be removed so the battery is also non-removable.
  • The device is available in two colours of black and white.

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Display

The handset offers a dual screen. On the front there is a standard Android screen while on the back there is an e-ink screen.

  • The AMOLED screen on the front has a display of 5- inches.
  • It offers a display resolution of 1080 x 1920
  • The display is superb.
  • Colours are bright and sharp. Text clarity is also good.
  • The resolution of the 5-inch e-ink screen is 540 x 960 pixels.
  • This screen becomes tiresome after extended reading.
  • Sometimes it is a little unresponsive.
  • The e-ink screen can be customised according to our needs.
  • The e-ink screen does not have a light built into it. At night you will definitely need another light source.

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Camera

  • There is an 8 megapixel camera on the back
  • The fascia holds a 2 megapixel camera.
  • The back camera gives nice shots but sometimes the colours are faded because of low light conditions.
  • The camera app has many tweaks.
  • Videos can be recorded at 1080p.

Processor

  • 3GHz quad-core processor is complemented by 2 G RAM.
  • The processing is lag-free. Multitasking caused Yotaphone 1 to become sluggish but Yotaphone 2 has overcome that problem with a stronger processor.

Memory & Battery

  • YotaPhone comes with 32 GB of built in storage.
  • The memory cannot be enhanced as there is no expansion slot.
  • The 2500mAh battery is very powerful; it will get you through a full day of heavy use.

Features

  • The handset runs Android KitKat.
  • The interface is mostly unskinned.
  • There are a number of Yota apps which are very helpful.
  • Most of the apps are there to help utilise the second screen.

Verdict

Yotaphone 2 has the potential to be very successful. Yota has tried to deliver the best of everything; fast processor, durable battery and stunning display, of course there are a few faults like the lack of microSD card and plastic chassis but they can be easily overlooked. If you are interested in having dual screen then you might be interested in this deal.

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