Yota Devices is a Russian company that entered the mental space of tech enthusiasts everywhere with the debut of the original YotaPhone a couple of years ago. In 2014, it launched the YotaPhone 2, a second-generation smartphone that greatly improved on the original concept. The YotaPhone 2 is a surprisingly capable, well-equipped Android smartphone – which happens to also have the clever addition of a second, fully touch-sensitive e-ink display, all wrapped up in a very smartly-designed package.
The YotaPhone 2 is an amazing example of massive improvement through just one generation of iteration: The original device was a mess of compromises, generally unfit for use beyond an R&D lab. The YotaPhone 2, however, is not just a good execution of a dual-screen smartphone – it’s also a well-designed smartphone no matter how you look at it, which understated, but pleasing looks and a curved case with a nice weight that just always feels awesome to hold.