Yezz Andy 5S and Billy 5S: One phone, two OSes (hands-on)


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January 8, 2015 4:55 PM PST

You can buy the 5-inch device for your favorite platform. Sarah Tew / CNET

LAS VEGAS — In a move that’s likely more geared toward carriers than toward customers, Yezz came to CES with two versions of the same phone. The Yezz Andy 5S will run Android 5.0 Lollipop when it launches next summer. It also has a Windows 10 twin.

The OS double-up may not mean that you get to choose which phone you want, unless you’re buying it directly. Rather, carriers will most likely pick the phone they want in their portfolio.

Specs for these LTE phones sound nice on paper, though we didn’t have a chance to test out photo quality. We start off with a 5-inch 1080p HD display, and a 13-megapixel camera. A 5-megapixel lens graces the front, and the whole phone is supposrted by a 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S400 processor, which is low-powered compared to today’s latest chipset beasts.

Each model comes in black and red colors, though the Windows Phone Billy is the most fetching of the two, with silicone grips on the back to add some style and utility.

Yezz lays on a sticker price of 0 (which converts to £138 and AU7) and says the phones will sell in North America and Latin America, along with its newest region, North Africa.

Where to Buy

Yezz Andy 5S and Billy 5S

Part Number: CNETYezzAndy 5S and Billy 5S

MSRP: 0.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

About The Author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

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