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Yota YotaPhone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Yota YotaPhone. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the sound and size are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price and reliability. The camera and durability get mixed reviews.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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 (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 (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 : 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 : 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...

Always-on e-ink display

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

Expert review by (channel5.com)

YotaPhone

 

Being two-faced is rarely an attractive quality, but Yota Devices might be about to flip that on its head. The YotaPhone is the first to feature an E Ink display on its rear, designed to provide glance-able information without sapping your battery.

It’s gimmicky, sure, but the YotaPhone also comes with some genuinely handy features that genuinely make this one to consider if you're shopping for a new phone SIM-free (It rings up £419 on the till, which is substantially more than a Google Nexus 5,...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Yotaphone review

 

An Android smartphone featuring an always-on e-ink display

Unique design with always on e-ink display, lightweight, responsive

Bulky, odd shaped design, pricey, no expandable storage, awkward power switch

Unresponsive back screen.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Langshaw (digitalspy.com)

YotaPhone review: Are two screens better than one?

 

Innovation is becoming increasingly difficult to come by in the smartphone sector as the market leaders continue to roll out annual updates to their flagships with largely incremental improvements.

The YotaPhone is one of the most unique handsets we have ever used, and the e-ink screen on the rear sets new standards for e-book reading on phones, but it's difficult to overlook some of its flaws.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

YotaPhone review: LCD on the front, E Ink on the back, unique all over

 

We've long pondered the possibility of an e-ink phone. One that offers enough battery life to get us to the end of the day, or maybe even the End of Days, sim...

This is an unhappy conclusion to reach, given all the technical challenges that Yota Devices has overcome in the past couple of years. But it's unavoidable: The YotaPhone isn't yet ready to deliver on its dual-screen promise due to various issues...

Dec, 2013
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