This listing is for a YotaPhone 2. It was only used for an unboxing, review and comparison videos on the Good e-Reader Youtube channel. The device is in excellent condition and has been thoroughly inspected. It comes with the original accessories, retail packaging and all of the paperwork.
The basic premise of offering two screens on a handset is a good one. The colour screen does all the usual Android smartphone stuff, while the 16-greyscale e-ink screen offers a range of extra features.
Both screens are protected by Corning’s extra-durable Gorilla Glass 3. The e-ink screen delivers 540 by 960 pixels in a 4.7-inch panel (235ppi), while the main screen is a 5-inch colour AMOLED with a resolution of 1,080 by 1,920 pixels (442ppi). The latter is perfectly good enough for the usual smartphone activities such as email, web browsing, video watching and so on.
The e-ink screen is always on, and responds to screen taps and sweeps just like the main colour screen. There several ‘YotaApps’ designed for the always-on screen, including games (chess, checkers and Sudoku), an RSS reader, a calculator and the Yota Reader for DRM-free ebooks. You can also mirror anything on the colour screen to the e-ink one using a service called YotaMirror, which you access by holding down the home touch-button.
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