Surely if we call more than one Yotaphone, it does not sound strange. It is an innovative concept that presents a terminal with two screens. So far the surprise is half, but if we tell you that one of them is electronic ink, things change.
The operation is simple; When we are viewing any content on the main screen, we can make it go to the electronic ink screen, although better than explaining it, it is that you see it.
If we have to attend to the design, it is a terminal that does not attract attention due to its physical appearance. On the front we find an appearance similar to that of any other phone, with clean lines but lacking originality.
At the back, an electronic ink screen fully embedded in the housing that is not seen until the moment it comes into operation. The rear camera lens is the only jarring element that we can see with the naked eye.
|Processor||Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad core 1.5 GHz|
|RAM||RAM memory 2 GB|
|Camera||12 megapixel camera with another front camera|
|Screen||4.3-inch screen with Gorilla Glass 2|
|Resolution||720 × 1280 pixel resolution with 200 pixel rear display|
|Storage||32GB or 64GB of internal space and memory card slot|
|Dimensions||67 × 131 mm|
|Battery||2,100 mAh battery|
|Connectivity||LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|OS||Android Jelly Bean 4.2|
The YotaPhone makes use of Android Jelly Bean 4.2, always speaking, of course, as far as Android and its “traditional” screen are concerned. It lacks an intense customization layer, being quite smooth and without too much fanfare.
However, the appearance is too sober, with icons lacking a touch of originality that we can find in other terminals. The fluidity of the system is good, although not everything that should be seen by other competing smartphones.
It is undoubtedly the hallmark of the terminal. With a size of 4.3 inches, we find an IPS LCD type screen that offers remarkable quality. IPS LCD type displays realistic colors not as saturated as Amoled displays, being closer to the screens that Sony makes use of.
On its opposite side, the YotaPhone mounts an electronic ink screen with 200 ppi resolution. The objective of this screen is to help you when we do not need to use the LCD screen for any function. This has an impact on comfort for our eyes and significant energy savings.
In addition, the passage from one screen to another is carried out in a fluid way and in a simple and easy to carry out process.
The YotaPhone has two cameras, one front and one rear. The rear has a resolution of 12 megapixels, whose result we have not been able to verify. From the brand they assure that it is at the level of the best cameras on the market
The front camera stays at 1.3 megapixels, more than enough to take a helpful photo or make video calls.
Availability and price
From Yota Device, the manufacturer company, they have confirmed that the device will begin to be distributed in Russia in September, with its release to the rest of the markets later, with the predictions of an arrival of the device to the rest of Europe in 2014.
It is a more than interesting terminal, not so much because of the device itself, but because of the innovative concept that it presents and that can help solve one of the Achilles heels of ANdroid, such as the issue of energy consumption. However, he still has a long way to go, as he has just taken his first steps.
It is expected that other manufacturers will follow in the footsteps of Yoda Devices and begin to proliferate dual-screen terminals, something that for now is nothing more than a trial.