The Yotaphone 2 is a compelling device and for those looking for something a bit different from a top of the range smartphone this is one of the most left-field options out there.
I understand the benefits of the Electronic Paper Display, but the current software is just too unstable for me to use it regularly – and that’s a real shame.
If Yota can improve reliability the Yotaphone 2 could be a decent contender, although I still question just how useful the rear screen is with its slow refresh rates and limited app integration. I’d like to see a slicker interface and some big name developers really get behind it.
Ignore the rear display altogether and it’s a competent Android smartphone with a decent level of power, mid-range camera and solid build.
The Yotaphone 2 is a huge leap forward from the original and it’s a handset which can appeal to a wider consumer base, but ultimately it still feels like a work in progress.