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Yota YotaPhone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Yota YotaPhone. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and camera. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the price and GPS navigation get less positive views.

screen, design, portability, camera, battery

usability, performance, durability, GPS navigation, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Yota YotaPhone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Yota Devices Yotaphone Smartphone

 

More displays. The Yotaphone has been in the headlines for a while now, because it has one unique feature. Turn the smartphone around and you can see a second display, a so-called E-Ink display. Our review shows how the Russian company "Yota Devices"...

Two displays, High brightness of the main screen, Overall performance, Good camera performance, The performance of the SoC is on a high level and is sufficient for all tasks. Latest 3D games and Full HD videos are no problem for the Yotaphone

Price, High energy consumption, Unstable WLAN, Temperatures under load, Design, The battery runtimes are meager and you cannot replace the battery either. The problem with the WLAN connection is annoying and there is still no statement from the...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Yotaphone (Unlocked)

 

The first phone with an e-ink back shows why there should be more: the e-ink screen is a great way to read books or keep information for later reference.

First phone with an e-ink secondary screen. Solidly built. Very good voice quality

Not sold in U.S. No Kindle or Nook e-ink support. E-ink touch area is unreliable. Camera is awkwardly placed

Hardware needs software. Ideas need follow-through. The Yotaphone ($692, but not for you, since it's not sold here) is one of the coolest, most unique, most groundbreaking smartphones I've seen in years. With its LCD front and secondary e-ink display,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

YotaPhone review:

 

With so many Android phones to choose from, it's difficult for individual handsets to stand out from the crowd. The YotaPhone solves this problem with an unusual second display on the back -- but creates a bunch of new problems in the process.

The low power usage of the E Ink second display means it can be left permanently on, helpfully displaying notifications without seriously draining battery life.

The quality of the second display is poor, and there's not much you can do with it as there's no third-party support as yet. The phone relies on awkward gestures for navigation, it has unimpressive specifications and it's running on an old version of...

The YotaPhone's second screen is an interesting concept and one I'm quite keen on. Both the E Ink screen and the rest of the phone need serious refinement, however.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Russell Holly (geek.com)

LCD on the front, E-Ink on the back: Hands-on the dual-screen Yotaphone

 

When someone says "smartphone" but doesn't mention a specific model, it's pretty easy to come up with a mental image. While there are subtle differences between them, most smartphones right now are flat slabs of black plastic and glass. Yota has opted...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

YotaPhone review

 

Are the YotaPhone's two screens really better than one?

Great build quality ; E-Ink notifications

Screen too small ; Camera position ; USP needs work

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: YotaPhone review - Pocket-lint

 

Yota Devices has announced that the YotaPhone is now on sale, offering the best of both - but we don't mean Hovis. Instead, meet the device that brings

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Yota Devices YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone meets eBook reader pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Russia: the first country to send a man into space, and now Yota Devices - a Russian firm little known outside of the Motherland - is set to be the first

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

YotaPhone

 

YotaPhone's innovative dual-screen LCD and e-Ink concept needs more work

Solid, durable design, Decent 13-megapixel camera, Fun wallpaper mode for e-ink display

Average battery life, Sluggish performance, Easy to miss gesture 'sweet spot', Can't write or work on e-ink screen

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Esat Dedezade (stuff.tv)

YotaPhone review

 

Two screens on one phone, the YotaPhone is a geek pioneer's dream come true, even if it is a bit rough around the edges [UPDATE: now with video]

Two screens are better than one ; E-ink screen is always on

Humdrum looks and build ; Frustrating to operate ; Weak camera, despite the specs

A mediocre smartphone that packs in an intriguing party trick. Just a shame it’s so rough around the edges.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Yota YotaPhone Review: In Depth

 

The YotaPhone is the debut phone from Yota Devices, the Russian-based mobile broadband and now mobile phone maker. Determined to make a mark, the Android-running YotaPhone launches with not one, but two…

Novel dual-screen design ; Great battery life ; Always-on e-ink display

Uncomfortable to hold ; Tricky gesture-driven interface ; Average performance

As much as we love what Yota Devices has gone for with the dual screen concept, the YotaPhone fails first and foremost at being a decent phone.

Apr, 2014
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