The YotaPhone 3, which was released in September 2017 and weighs 170g with a 7.9mm thickness, is a slim and light gadget. It has 64GB or 128GB of internal storage options, but no expandable storage options, and runs Android 7.1.1 with Yota 3 customizations. With a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, the 5.5-inch display offers clear and bright images. The device has a 12-megapixel camera that can record 1080p videos and a Snapdragon 625 processor to ensure lag-free operation. The YotaPhone 3 delivers a well-balanced combination of capability and power economy with 3GB of RAM and a 3200mAh Li-Po battery.
Design and Display
The YotaPhone 3 has an eye-catching appearance and measures 153.6 x 75.2 x 7.9 mm in size. It weighs 170 grams. In order to ensure both elegance and sturdiness, its structure includes a hardy combination of Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back panels, together with an aluminium frame. It supports two SIM cards for greater versatility.
The device has a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and a pixel density of roughly 401 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shields this screen from scuffs and other damage. Notably, it also includes a secondary 5.2-inch always-on grayscale capacitive touchscreen with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, adding another layer of utility and convenience.
Running on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system, the YotaPhone 3 has been enhanced specifically for the Yota 3 to provide the best possible user experience. The Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, constructed using a 14nm process, powers its performance and offers effective and competent performance. The device has an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores running at 2.0 GHz, ensuring fluid multitasking and responsive usage. It uses the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics processing, which produces stunning images and graphics rendering for a variety of applications and workloads.
It has a decent camera setup for both selfie lovers and photography enthusiasts. With a single 12-megapixel lens and an aperture of f/1.9, the primary camera produces clear, colourful photographs with the added benefit of autofocus. Additionally, it has features like a panoramic, HDR, and dual-LED dual-tone flash that increase the variety of your photos. You can record videos with the device at 1080p@30fps, which results in high-quality footage. A single 13-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture is located on the front, ensuring that your video calls and self-portraits are crisp and clear.
The YotaPhone 3 provides a variety of internal storage options to meet your needs for data and apps in terms of capacity. You must only rely on its internal storage because it lacks a memory card port for additional storage. There are two versions: one with a smaller internal storage capacity of 64GB and 4GB of RAM, and the other with a larger internal storage capacity of 128GB and 4GB of RAM. You may store your apps, media, and files in either configuration without sacrificing performance thanks to the use of eMMC 5.1 storage technology, which also ensures effective data processing and seamless multitasking.
Sound and Features
It comes with a variety of features and sound options that improve its usability. It has a loudspeaker built-in to guarantee crystal-clear audio output. It is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible for connectivity, offering fast wireless internet access on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Wi-Fi Direct is also supported for effective device-to-device communication. Wireless connectivity with suitable devices is made possible through Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP and LE compatibility.
The device has GPS and GLONASS for navigation, which allows for precise location tracking. NFC technology makes contactless payments and wireless data transfer more convenient. It has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer as well as an FM radio for enjoyment while traveling. Additionally, a number of sensors are included in the smartphone, including a front-mounted fingerprint sensor for secure identification and an accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass to improve user experience.
A non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery powers the YotaPhone 3, providing dependable and long-lasting performance to keep you connected all day. When a battery has to be recharged, 18W wired charging support allows you to do so fast and with little downtime. The smartphone comes in a sleek black color choice that exudes a contemporary and classic design. Regarding cost, the YotaPhone 3 has a compelling balance of features and affordability in the smartphone market for a price of about 310 EUR.