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Yota YotaPhone 2

Yota YotaPhone 2
alaScore 88

172 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Yota YotaPhone 2. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and size. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the camera and price.

screen, usability, performance, size, battery

price, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Yota YotaPhone 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

YotaPhone 2 review


The YotaPhone 2's extra e-paper screen is useful and awesome, but it's price is high at $500 (without a contract).

Innovation is exciting, and when the YotaPhone 2 first came out, it was positioned as a high-end smartphone that had a little something extra to compete with the big boys. Now that it’s finally reached America, it’s a mid-range device with a cool...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

YotaPhone 2 review: Choose a side


It may look like the YotaPhone 2 has lost the element of surprise but the sequel is actually trying to please the users the original wowed - and get a bigger crowd interested. The first generation was unexpected and fascinating but high price and low...

5.0" 16M-color 1080p AMOLED touchscreen, 442ppi ; Always-on 4.7" 16-level grayscale e-Ink display (540 x 960 px, 235ppi) ; Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both screens ; Android OS v4.4.3 KitKat with Yota Apps ; Quad-core Krait 400 CPU at 2.3GHz, 2GB of...

No high-end video recording (either 4K @ 30fps or FullHD @ 60fps) ; No microSD card slot or higher storage capacity option available ; Always resting on a screen regardless how you put it down and double the chance of breaking a screen if you drop it

We approached the YotaPhone 2 as the niche device we thought it was. By the time we reached the end of this review, we were ready to rethink. It's an odd-ball of a device by all means, but its second screen opens the door to a whole new world of...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (

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...

Dual-screened engineering marvel ; E Ink screen is legitimately useful ; Gorgeous primary AMOLED display ; Top-tier performance ; Cool points aplenty

Very expensive ; Limited mainstream appeal ; Mediocre camera ; Yota's software still needs work ; Uncomfortable to hold the 'other' way around

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

YotaPhone 2 review


What would it take to get you to put down the iPhone and switch to an Android alternative as your main smartphone? It's the question that every Android phone maker obsesses over, and the typical...

It's an e-reader spliced with a phone and it works ; Frictionless personalization ; Growing library of truly useful E Ink apps

Lackluster performance ; Unimpressive OLED display ; Average camera

May, 2015

Expert review by : Maurizio Pesce (

Review: YotaPhone 2


This Russian-made mobile has a secondary E-Ink screen on the back. Using the e-paper display for text-based apps (surprisingly, many qualify) yields truly amazing battery...

A solid phone with a unique second e-paper screen. Battery life is way beyond every expectation. Reading books, documents and even social media messages on the electronic paper display leaves the eyes less fatigued. It’s like a mini Kindle, or like...

The “YotaPanels” and some of their options are tricky to manage. Camera isn’t great. Software is still buggy: reading a notification from the e-paper display doesn’t always clear it from the main notification bar. Traces of previous images stay...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

YotaPhone 2 review


Making your phone stand out in an increasingly crowded world of similar products isn't easy. You can cram a laser into the camera, try curving the display round the edge like the phone's melting, or, in the case of YotaPhone, slap a second display on...

The YotaPhone 2's rear e-ink display lets you read e-books for long periods without draining much battery -- a feature no other phone has. It has decent all-round specs and a good front screen too.

Its high price puts it among the top-end phones, which it fails to justify. The e-ink screen suffers from ghosting issues, the software for customising it isn't particularly easy to use, the camera doesn't impress and there's no expandable storage.

Although the YotaPhone 2's e-ink display is wonderfully novel, and can result in much better battery life, the phone needs to be considerably cheaper if it's going to be a sensible purchase over other Android phones.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Second-gen YotaPhone makes e-ink backing bigger, all-touch (hands-on)


Bigger, sleeker, and more advanced than the first time around, this encore YotaPhone has updates to both its Android and e-ink faces.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

YotaPhone 2


Innovative second display; Quick alerts when phone is facedown; Sharp primary display ; Primary display has mediocre endurance; Last year's CPU; No LTE option yet; Pricey ; The YotaPhone 2 is an innovative dual-sided phone that lets you do all sorts of...

Primary display has mediocre endurance; Last year's CPU; No LTE option yet; Pricey ; The YotaPhone 2 is an innovative dual-sided phone that lets you do all sorts of things with its power-sipping e-paper screen, but it's a very expensive combo.

The YotaPhone 2 is an innovative dual-sided phone that lets you do all sorts of things with its power-sipping e-paper screen, but it's a very expensive combo.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Yota Devices YotaPhone 2 Smartphone Review


Twice as good? Like the first YotaPhone, the successor also features two screens. An AMOLED screen adorns the front, and an additional eInk screen is on the back. The Russian company has completely reworked the design and has also done many things...

Additional ePaper screen, Decent build, Good voice quality, Decent cameras, Low absorption rates, Very good battery life

Non-expandable storage, No LTE Cat.6, EPD could be more focused and responsive, CPU throttling during load, Weak speakers

The YotaPhone 2 is the only smartphone in the market that features a second e-paper display. That largely prevents any usage restrictions even on sunny summer days, and it always ensures good legibility. However, the EP display does not make an...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Darren Orf (

YotaPhone 2 Review: More Than a Gimmick, Less Than a Good Phone


Being different can make or break you. Apple decided to do things different back in 2007, and now they make almost all dem smartphone monies. But being atypical for no real reason also means certain death. Yotaphone 2 lies somewhere in the middle—a...

Jul, 2015

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