This phone is great I paid it for $ 122 but sadly the front screen was cracked when it fall down while I was taking some pictures but it can still be used and I have upgrade it to the latest version. I have bought a new one with a bumper and glass protector on each screen + a wireless charge. Waiting for the yota 3 now
Android 6.0 beta-testing opened for this phone, so we can expect it to be launched soon. So far guys report it's considerably faster than Android 5, however beta has bugs.
I want to note, however, that chinese/hongkong versions of this phone on "ali" (known as YD-206) still have only Android 4.4 without OTA enabled. However people flash chinese phones themselves to non-chinese firmwares without flashing radio-module, and it works. More on this on xda-developers site.
(To those, who wonder - YD-206s only difference from "original YD-201" version is radio-module. "Original" version supports LTE Bands B3, B7,B20, and YD-206 only supports LTE B1 and B3. Detailed differences available on "frequencycheck" site).
ALL phones bought on the Internet from small stores in China (aliexpress, Gearbest etc) have special fake "retailer" firmware allowing more languages and Google to be added. They don't allow normal OTA updates, you have to flash the official firmware yourself. This is a job only for technical people.
The fake retailer firmware is a source of many problems on Yotaphone 2 and other Chinese phones. Some are badly written with adverts, the flashing by the buyer sometimes is problematic (missing drivers on PC etc)
And..., 13 Nov 2016... so what?So what?
Most people know the answer to allowing government to track innocent citizens.
I and thousands of other yotaphone owners love their sexy, unusual phone. I easily converted it from Chinese to Russian software with no loss of 4G bands. There is a flashing tool with only 2 steps to do this, 1. download ROM and 2. flash ROM.
A few have problems, I read, but I suspect they try to flash using other tools and it goes wrong.
maddiv, 05 Dec 2016Does it support VOLTE and HD voice calls ?hi guys incase you want to get the yotaphone don't I got it and under two months it had issues...and it restrts often ..I went on xda and lots of people had ISSUESSS! from the 14th of December 2016 all service centers around the world would stop fixing yotaphones. Secondly their Customer service is terrible and the phone easily developes problems. the first is you'll lose signal a lot and the second is the edp secondly screen would work partially. as tempting as the phone looks , the stress that comes with it outshine the benefits
Lahatra Mhrv, 16 Nov 2016Excuse me,how to upgrade this phone ????
Because i love 💕 this phone follow Steps from below link. I was able to upgrade it to 5.0 from 4.4.3 and it works perfectly
Excuse me,how to upgrade this phone ????
Because i love 💕 this phone
Ian Martin, 15 Oct 2016American government tracks everything you do on Google, Facebook too. ... so what?
Silver Spoon, 12 Sep 2016
Never trust a Chinese phone, or anything running on Android to bring you security, in fact, ... moreit's not Chinese, it is Russian...
I have had this phone for 6 months+. Still love it. I basically live off the back screen and the battery consistently lasts for 2 days. Yota has definitely made a good product.
American government tracks everything you do on Google, Facebook too.
Martin, 22 May 2016The Yota Phone 2 has a built in FSB spy software which you can't uninstall, this gives FSB ful... morehttps://www.google.com/amp/amp.androidcentral.com/it-turns-out-yotaphone-2-does-not-have-fsb-backdoor-baked
Never trust a Chinese phone, or anything running on Android to bring you security, in fact, the GSM/mobile network is, and always been by essence the enemy of your privacy. either you only turn the network on when you need it, or you leave your phone at home, when dealing secret documents that might reveal an international conspiracy.
anyways, i still trust BlackberryOS more. that's the last company that had everything under their control.
Hi bought my Yota Phone two months ago at low price 200 GBP, it had Android 5.0.0 out of the box and many updates have arrived and latest one has Android Security Patch for 1-6-2016, better than my other Android Phone which is way behind, every update brings improvements to the phone, and now a Yota store, build quality and battery life is very good and I use the rear screen more than I thought I would a Brilliant feature, and it is a talking point when I use the Yota in company because of the E ink screen, yes glad I picked one up to add to my phone collection of unusual phones, will there be a Yota Phone 3 hope so and might be using Sailfish O.S. ? as I have Jolla Phone.