Hands On | YU Yuphoria | Exclusive Unboxing
Not long after Micromax set up a new company by the name YU Televentures, and launched a new device called the YU Yureka, the company launched the new YU Yuphoria. The name for this device has been chosen by the people in the YU community, and the device is the first to be designed by YU and is Made in India.
A lot of firsts for the handset, including an all-metal shell, stamped out of a single billet of metal, adding strength and rigidity to the handset. The phone is best in class considering the class is well below the Rs. 10,000 bracket, it has been launched at a price of Rs. 6,999.
Hardware wise many differences from the Yureka, but the Yuphoria adds new detail in a way the company will move forward. A Qualcomm 410 64bit Chipset, with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core CPU and Adreno A306 GPU. 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage complete the pie along with 64 GB expandability option.
The handset has two SIM card slots, both of which will accept LTE enabled SIM cards, making this budget handset future proof.
The camera is a fast and bright 8 MP camera with a large 1.4 micron pixel size, and a sharp f2.2 lens with quick autofocus and minimal drain on battery. You can shoot upto 1080p video at 30fps and 720p video at 60fps. The front has a 5 MP camera which has a bright f2.0 aperture wide angle lens.
The battery is kept at 2230 mAh, but the phone will be one of the first under 10k devices to feature fast charging capability. The phone with the battery only weighs 140 gms which makes it really lightweight and easy to handle.
|Display||5-inch IPS HD|
|Resolution||1280×720 pixel (294ppi)|
|Additional||Protected by Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad Core, ARM Cortex- A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 | 64bit|
|GPU||Adreno A306 3D Graphics Core | 400 MHz|
|Expandable Up to||64 GB|
|Sim Cards||2 x LTE Enabled Sim Card Slots|
|Connectivity Options||4G LTE|
|Operating System||Cyanogen 12.0 (Android 5.0 based)|
Hands On the Yu Yuphoria
The Phone feels great in the hands and the 5-inch size is a sweet spot, the grip is easy and seamless. The brushed metal band that goes round the side adds a reassuring soft feel and rigidity to the Yuphoria.
The UI is fast and responsive as the mashup of Cyanogen 12, Lollipop 5.0.2 and the Qualcomm 410 64 bit chipset works great out of the box. The new elements of the Cyanogen 12 include seamless integration of Truecaller directly in the dialer. The new App Themer allows you to customise individual applications with different downloaded themes.
The camera UI is exactly what you would have seen before on Cyanogen, the camera has good depth of field and a bright f2.2 lens. You can shoot 1080p video and 720p video at 60fps.
Overall YU has managed to deliver an excellent device which will have the competition scrambling for their design teams. Good hardware, great build, Made in India, Cyanogen 12 and Lollipop all make for an excellent product. Add dual Sim Cards, LTE, and fast charging and the Yuphoria looks like a winner to us, especially with the Rs. 6,999 Price Tag.