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

One runs Android; the other, Windows Phone.

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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 supported by a 1.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S400 processor, which is disappointingly low-powered compared to today's latest chipset beasts.

Yezz Andy 5S and Billy 5S are the same phone, almost (pictures)

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

Yezz set a sticker price of $200 (which converts to roughly £135 and AU$250) and says the phones will sell in North America and Latin America, along with its newest region, North Africa.

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