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Key Features

  • Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery

  • 32 GB,
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • FM Radio

Buy For

  • Dual Display
  • E-INK display
  • Powerful processor
  • Good connectivity

Beware Of

  • Poor battery backup
  • Expensive

The dual screen Android smartphone

Display

A phone with a bright vibrant HD display and a paper like display to read ebooks seems like a concept but the Russian phone maker Yota has done just that. The amazing phone sports a 4.3 inch 720p HD display on the front and a 4 inch battery saving E-INK display akin to the Amazon kindle on the rear. The idea is when battery gets low instead of using the power sapping HD display, the phone can switch to the rear display and it is also quite convenient for night time reading. 

Configuration and camera

The device comes with a 1.7 GHz Krait dual core processor by Qualcomm augmented with 2GB of RAM. Under the hood it is powered by Android 4.2 Jellybean and is expected to get the Kitkat update too.

The camera at 12 MP is very good and is capable of clicking high resolution pictures of 4000x3000 pixels. The front facing camera with 1.3 MP is no slouch and is capable of HD video calling over the 4G network 

Storage and Battery

The Yotaphone comes with an option of 32 or 64GB of internal memory. Sadly this is not expandable but it is more than sufficient for average user needs. The battery at 1800 mAH seems a bit on a lower side for a phone with 2 displays and 4G connectivity.

Verdict

Some concept phones never make it to the market and just scintillate us, but Yota has come ahead and come out with a brilliant looking phone with a wonderful concept. The hardware looks to be packed and all there is left to be seen is whether Yota can overcome competition giants like Samsung and other Android makers.

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Yota YotaPhone Specifications

General

Brand Yota
Model YotaPhone
Operating System Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Design

Size Compare
Dimensions 133.6 (H) x 67 (W) x 9.90 (T) mm
Average
Dimensions compared to
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9.90 mm
Average in group
9 mm
Best in this group
4.8 mm
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Weight 140 grams
Good
Weight compared to
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140 grams
Average in group
143.9 grams
Best in this group
75 grams
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Colours

Display

Good
Display compared to
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This Device
67%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
99%
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Screen Size
4.3 inches (10.92 cm)
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density
342 ppi
Very Good
Pixel Density compared to
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342 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
801 ppi
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Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Performance

Good
Performance compared to
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58%
Average in group
48%
Best in this group
99%
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Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor
Dual core, 1.7 GHz, Krait
Below Average
Processor compared to
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This Device
Dual core, 1.7 GHz, Krait, Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Average in group
Quad core, 1.5 GHz, ARM Cortex A7, Chipset: MediaTek MT6589T
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.3 GHz, M1 Mongoose + Quad core, 1.6 GHz, Chipset: Exynos 8 Octa 8890
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Graphics
Adreno 320
RAM
2 GB
Very Good
RAM compared to
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2 GB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
6.00 GB
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Storage

Best in Class
Storage compared to
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This Device
98%
Average in group
87%
Best in this group
99%
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Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
8 GB
Best in this group
256 GB
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Camera

Very Good
Camera compared to
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72%
Average in group
68%
Best in this group
99%
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Main Camera

Resolution
13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
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13 MP
Average in group
8 MP
Best in this group
24.00 MP
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Flash
LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Camera Features
Digital Zoom
Video Recording
1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera

Resolution
1 MP Front Camera
Poor
Front Camera compared to
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1 MP
Average in group
2 MP
Best in this group
20 MP
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Camera Features Fixed Focus

Battery

Below Average
Battery compared to
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34%
Average in group
63%
Best in this group
99%
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Capacity
1800 mAh
Type Li-ion

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Micro
Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
FD-LTE 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 900 MHz

GPRS:
Available

EDGE:
Available

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
v4.0
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

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  • Yota YotaPhone
    Steve Harvath
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    10 Jan 2013 | digitaltrends

    Yota’s YotaPhone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS and incorporates 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel HD native resolution, a 1.5 GHz processor, and 2GB RAM. Other features include 32GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, NFC technology, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options....

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