4.7-inch Yezz Windows phone has quad-core, 13-MP camera for $250

/ Updated: May 1, 2014 1:29 PM PDT

Yezz Billy 4.7 crams top specs into a budget device. Yezz

What would you say to an aluminum-wrapped Windows Phone 8.1 with a 13-megapixel camera and quad-core processor that costs about $250 unlocked? Miami-based phone-maker Yezz hopes it's a "yes."

The Billy 4.7 (and yes, it is named in honor of Microsoft founder Bill Gates) runs on Windows 8.1. Waifish at 0.28-inch thick (7.2mm), the 4.7-inch phone has a 1,280x720 HD resolution and support for HSPA+ 42, though not LTE.

Available on Amazon and from Yezz's own website in white, red, and blue shades, the dual-SIM Yezz Billy 4.7 will sell in late May for $249 in the US and €229 in Europe. It'll also show up across Latin America.

At under $250, the Yezz Billy 4.7 is absolutely priced to sell, and the specs are compelling, particularly for a midrange handset at this price.

Its biggest competition will come from Nokia's (now Microsoft's) dual-SIM version of the Lumia 630, which sells for $169 (€129) and runs on 3G only (its 635 is the single-SIM 4G LTE variant). Although the Yezz's camera megapixel count is higher on paper than the Lumia 630's 5-megapixel shooter, it takes real-world comparisons to tell which one produces the better images.

For those on a tighter budget, Yezz is also releasing the smaller, sparer Billy 4.0, whose 4-inch, 8-megapixel camera, and quad core processor add up to a $139 (€129) price tag.

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Yezz Billy 4.7

Part Number: BILLY4.7

MSRP: $249.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Diagonal Size 4.7 in