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Yota Devices Yotaphone

Specifications

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Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.146kg
Price: 499 euro
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Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 62%, features: 47%, display: 74% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Yota Devices Yotaphone

85% Review Yota Devices Yotaphone Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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" solved this design challenge.
76% niche and expensive, but seriously cool
Source: Engadget English
On the one hand, the YotaPhone 2 is prohibitively expensive, has a mediocre camera, sports average battery life and boasts none of the typical value-added features other flagship phones do. On the other, it has an unparalleled dual-screen design and top-tier performance. But, in my hand is easily the coolest, most interesting mobile device I've ever laid eyes on.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% YotaPhone
Source: Gadget Show English
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, but less than a new HTC One (M8) or Samsung Galaxy S5. We loved having such easy access to relevant information without unlocking the device, and its svelte frame is a cut above several rival Android makers. The confusing control mechanism can be overcome with a little practice, and might even serve to discourage others from fiddling with your phone in the long run. Overall, we loved the E Ink equipped YotaPhone, confusing controls and all.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% YotaPhone review
Source: T3 English
The fact that the Yota Phone even exists is a great thing. Smartphone manufacturers should be more adventurous, testing out new technologies and actually putting them in the hands of the public. Of course, that doesn't mean they'll get it right first time, just look at the original Samsung Galaxy Gear. In this case the original YotaPhone is a solid first step, but it's not at the stage where we'd recommend it over a single-screen device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% YotaPhone review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The YotaPhone is a phone with a really interesting idea but it falls short in the areas it promised to excel. The design isn't the most exciting, the battery life is far from great and there are simply not enough captivating reasons to swap the LCD display for the E-ink one. For around the same price as the YotaPhone (£415) you could get a the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. It has the better specs on most fronts, is waterproof and simply is arguably the best 4.3-inch Android phone available. If you are willing to go bigger, the 5-inch Nexus 5 is still great value at £279 and is so much more sleek than the YotaPhone. Our current budget favourite, the Moto G would even be a great alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50%
60% YotaPhone review
Source: Stuff TV English
The YotaPhone is definitely not a high-end superphone. It’s got an average build, an average LCD screen, acceptable power and a camera that is comfortably out-performed by the competition. But then again, the YotaPhone isn’t trying to take on the LG G2’s and iPhone 5s’ of the smartphone world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% display: 70% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

85% Kehrseite der Medaille
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Yota Yotaphone
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
80% Yota Yotaphone
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


MSM8960T: High end dual core SoC (Krait cores) including an Adreno 320 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.3": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.146 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-03-14)