Because 2 screens are better than one
Whether such an act is necessary or just a force of habit, have you considered how it affects your phone’s battery life?
Send a lot of emails or text messages? Use your phone for reading ebooks?
Have you ever thought how the bright white background is draining power and that you do not really need it to be so bright, crisp or vivid?
We all want to be blown away by crisp graphics and stunning on-screen results but if the battery life is sacrificed as a result, is it worth it?
The evolution of wearable technology has begun to reduce the reliance on checking the phone itself, but for many a ‘smartwatch’ is not the solution.
The Amazon Kindle has been extremely popular for a number of reasons, however one is the length of time it can go between charges. What allows this? If you have seen or used one, you will know that it is the screen technology.
Russian firm Yota Devices have recognised this and about 18 months ago released the YotaPhone, the worlds first dual-screen smartphone with an always-on display.
Using a rear mounted Electronic Paper Display (EPD), many of the activities you would normally complete on the front screen can be done with the EPD, with the benefit of being better on the battery life and softer on the eyes.
They now return with the YotaPhone 2, a device more worthy of being compared to the current crop of leading smartphones.
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