YotaPhone A Dual Screen Phone : Review, Specifications, Launch, Price And Features

After Samsung’s and LG’s innovative idea of Curved display phone like Samsung galaxy round and LG G flex. It was very difficult to come up with something even more attractive and innovative idea in the world of Smartphone. But then Yota a Russian telecom company with a base situated at Moscow making a debut in 2013 in foreign countries like Austria, France, Germany and many more European countries with a Brand new Idea of double-sided screen on a Smartphone.



The Yota has come up with the idea of the Double sided Smartphone with Android operating system; No doubt this phone will give competition to other telecom companies all over the world. It has a normal Screen and a back screen supported by E-ink where you can check your mails, messages, tweets and many more. You can use the back screen as a personal Cover with a picture of your family or your desired picture. This Smartphone was launched on 4th December at Moscow and is available in European countries and Russia. It will soon be available in the rest of the world.


  • Double-sided Screen
  • Monster battery Backup
  • High resolution camera
  • Gorilla Glass (Scratch and Shatter resistance)
  • Multi color display (capable of producing 16.7 million colors)
  • eBook
  • Always on (Back panel of Smartphone is always on so that you don’t miss any urgent notifications)
  • Better Resolution (1080p HD)
  • Best Processor (1.7Ghz Dual Core)

Display :

The YotaPhone is equipped with Mono block touch with front and back screens. It has 133.6 x 67 x 9.99 mm of dimensions. With such dimensions keeping the phone in pocket and hand is no issue unlike recently launched huge Display Smartphones like Nexus, Note 3 and many more.

  • Main Screen : Talking about the Display of main screen it is of 4.3 inches supported by 720 x 1280 Semi HD LCD display. It also supports a huge variety of colors around 16.7 Million. It has a capacitive multi touch up to 4 touches on Main screen.
  • Back Screen : Talking about the Display of back screen it also has 4.3 inches of screen with 360 x 640 EPD, 16 gray scale and capacitive touch below the screen which is beside the camera for controlling the back screen images and notification.

Camera :

With such unique display this Smartphone also has the camera worth its price. It is equipped with a 13 MP main camera. You can get awesome blossom pictures in a day light as it has a high pixel camera of 13 MP which is there in Sony Xperia C, Samsung galaxy Round and many higher budget phones. To take pictures in dark there is a Flashlight coming with this Smartphone. It has a Front camera of 1 MP which is enough for video calling. Overall this YotaPhone can be a boom in a day light. It also supports 1080P recording.

Processor, Battery and Software :

This YotaPhone comes with a powerful processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2 GB of RAM. It has an Android based OS with Android v4.2.2 that is Jelly Bean. It has 32 GB of built-in storage, which is non- expandable. There are two cameras: front and rear. The rear camera is of 13MP with AF and LED flash, and the front facing camera is of 1MP with 3G video calling. The rear camera is located at the bottom of the screen rather than the top.

It features a decent 1800mAh battery that delivers up to 12 hours of battery life while using the LCD screen. Connectivity features of the device are NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS w/A-GPS + Glonass. The company has created numerous apps for YotaPhone, so that users can make the best use of the EPD. The weight and dimensions of the phone are 140 g and 133.6 x 67 x 9.99 mm respectively.

Ultimately this phone could be the revolution of Dual-Screened phone. It will adversely affect the Market of Other Telecom companies like LG, Sony, Samsung and many more



The phone, based on Google’s Android mobile operating system, will be available for 19,990 roubles ($600) in Russian stores against a price of around 29,000 rubles ($870) for Apple’s iPhone 5c with the same memory. In Europe and the United Arab Emirates the YotaPhone will be available for 499 euros ($680) and $600 respectively. The company has teamed up with distributors Ingram Micro Inc. and Brodos for international sales, it said.

YotaPhone Specifications Overview:

OS Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
CPU Dual Core1.7 GHz Krait
Camera Main camera 13 MP AF, LED Flash, Front Camera 1 MP
Memory 2 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt
Battery 1800mAh
Available Colors Black and White
Others Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, FM radio, micro-SIM, special YotaPhone gestures and Put2Back applications for the back screen
Price $600, RS. 37152.