No love for the Yotaphone 2?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by JaySoul, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    The Yotaphone 2 got released this week - it has a one normal screen, then the back of the phone is an e-ink 4.7" screen, very interesting.

    The phone is admittedly expensive, but the tech is pretty exciting and reviews seem to be promising (camera aside).

    Anyone checked it out?
  2. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
    It's interesting for sure but nothing I'm sold on.
  3. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    I actually would buy the phone if it were released in the States carrier unlocked with a non-outrageous price (I'm pointing at you LG Flex!)
  4. Lloydbm41 macrumors 601


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    Only if someone lives in Russia or one of the few SE Asian countries it got released in.
  5. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    I really hope they created a dual-screen, high-end, 10-12" 3:2 or 4:3 tablet using the same dual-screen arrangement. Probably even a direct alternative of the Surface Pro 3 - with an active pen, preferably. (The Android port of Inkspace is very slow, at least on my Note4.)
  6. JaySoul thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    The launch was in London.

    If I'm not mistaken people were even buying it on the night of the launch.
  7. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Interest in recently launched YotaPhone 2

    February 2014:


    No, but I will. Since OS X Yosemite killed my interest in a modern iPhone (I have a first generation, refurbished) I'm taking a more open-minded approach.

    I learnt of YotaPhone few days ago. From the dates at I imagined that YotaPhone 2 had been around for a few months. It's a pleasant surprise to discover that its release was so recent.

    £555 seems reasonable. 32 GB storage.

    (At it's £499 for a 32 GB iPhone.)

    Yotaphone 2: The two-faced pocket-stroker with '100 hours' batt life • The Register

    – I don't plan a trip to London, I'd like to see a handset in Brighton.

    YotaPhone 2 review: niche and expensive, but seriously cool

    Russian e-ink YotaPhone hopes it's second time lucky - CNET

    Exciting, Interesting, And Innovative. Reviewing YotaPhone 2, 2014's Most Disruptive Smartphone

  8. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Last year, I was actually excited by its potential. This along with the S6 edge are two of the most intriguing smartphones. And read recently that this phone will arrive in the US this year but for $600 and a little too late. Still for $600 with a near 2-year old SoC? The fact the cam is mediocre doesn't help its value either.

    The e-ink reader on the back is cool although this technology would work better on a tablet. And you can find much better value elsewhere like from Huawei, ZTE, and BLU. We end up overpaying for unproven technology and for companies (unproven like YotaPhone or proven like Samsung) to recoup their R&D losses.
  9. nickchallis92 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2012
    No idea how you would do it, but it would be great to have an e-ink screen incorporated with an amoled screen. The power you would save just reading texts or checking football results would be huge!

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