If the average Android phone made a baby with a Kindle, it would look like the YotaPhone 2. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac
LAS VEGAS — I’ve seen pictures of the bizarre YotaPhone, a premium Android/e-ink smartphone from Russia, but when I first held it at International CES this week, I realized it’s something you have to use to understand.
With everyone but BlackBerry seemingly copying the iPhone’s design these days, the YotaPhone (now in its second generation) stands out as something strikingly unique. It features a 1,920 by 1,080-pixel, 5-inch LCD display on one side, and a responsive e-ink screen on the other.
It’s not something you’ll ever see out of a company like Apple, but you have to give the YotaPhone kudos for being an oddball.