Yu Yuphoria is the 2nd smartphone from Yu Televentures headed by Micromax. The USP of the Yu brand is the CyanogenMod OS customised Android phones, the 1st of which was the YU Yureka.
So what is completely different with Yuphoria? For starters, a metallic frame. However does the phone deliver? We used the device for over a week and right here is what we expect.
Yu Yuphoria: Design And Display
From the word go, Yu had been stressing on the design and appears of its Yuphoria smartphone. On the launch occasion too, the corporate went to great lengths to clarify how vital design element was for them, and this sort of displays within the design.
Yu Yuphoria does include a metallic frame with the rounded corners. The metallic look is a welcome change as most other phones on this range offer a polycarbonate physique. The back of the smartphone sports a matte finish, which gives a very good grip.
On the front, we’ve 5-inch display screen that’s graced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the top middle there’s a subtle YU branding, and right next to it’s front camera and light-weight sensor. On the bottom of the display are customizable Android buttons very similar to the other smartphone that run on Cyanogen. The bottom panel houses the USB charging port while the 3.5 mm jack is placed on the top panel.
The left panel has been left bare; the volume rocker and the power button take up their position on the right panel. The buttons are classically achieved and add to the overall design value of the phone. However, from the usability point of view, it’s a great annoyance to have a power button in the middle of your volume rocker.
Overall, the device appears appealing however we wish to admit that on 1st look it did remind us of the Lumia 830. The device is offered in champagne gold with white and buffed metal with a tinge of black.
Yu Yuphoria: Performance
The Yu Yuphoria comes with a 5-inch HD display screen, which is graced with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The display was fairly decent for a phone at this worth point.
Running the show within the YU Yuphoria is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, which has a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with Adreno 306 GPU, together with 2GB RAM. It’s noteworthy that the same processor has been deployed in most other competing devices that are offered on the same price points such as Lenovo A6000, Motorola Moto E 4G, Xiaomi Redmi 2 and so on. However, these units offer only 1GB RAM whereas Yuphoria comes with 2 gigs. Proves why the phone provides stutter-free performance. Multi-tasking was easy and so was the experience of searching the Web.
However, the multi-touch on the phone was not as great and we did find that the device miss a few characters while typing fast.
Very like the other budget devices, Yuphoria is a dual-SIM device and both the SIM slots assist LTE connectivity. For the aim of this review, we had both SIMs working however only one of the similar had data enabled and was running on 3G network, With frequent WhatsApp and twitter notifications the 2,230mAh battery within the Yuphoria was solely capable of last 3-4th of the day.
There have all the time been tech enthusiasts that had been fond of Cyanogen as it affords a great deal of customizations. Yu Yuphoria allows individuals to enjoy the same at a budget and we didn’t mind that a bit. However, after using Mi devices for a while we did really feel that Mi Ui offers higher customizations regarding SIM management than that provided by Cyanogen. For instance if you wish to decide on the fly which phone would you need to make use for this particular call, you will be able to do this very easily in MiUi, however in case of Cyanogen you’ll have to get into setting and change the same after which go back within the setting to get to your preferred default mode.
Yu has added a few special applications on the phones for Yuphoria, which includes, AudioFX that allows you to customise the audio output. Then there’s ScreenCast that enables you record your on display navigations. There’s additionally a Themer application which helps you to customise various aspects of the theme such as the fonts and wallpapers and if you really want you can even make your own custom theme.
Yu Yuphoria: Camera
The Yu Yuphoria comes with an 8 MP auto focus camera. The quality of the pictures clicked through the identical turned out to be good when the lighting situations was congenial however not a lot when they were not. The rear camera can also be able to shooting 1080p video capture. The camera application that we see on the Yuphoria is much like that on Yureka and provides the same bunch of features.
There’s 5 MP front camera, which comes with 86 degree wide angle lens to capture great camera. The same works nice and so does the beauty feature that’s added to enhance the picture quality of the selfies.
Yu Yuphoria: Specification
- OS: CyanogenMod OS
- Body: 142.4 x 73 x 8.2-9.35 mm
- Weight: 143 g
- Display: 720 x 1280 pixels , 5.0 inch
- Memory: 16 GB internal, 32 expandable, 2 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
- Camera: 8 MP, 5 MP secondary
- Battery: 2,230 mAh
Yu Yuphoria: Verdict
Yu Yuphoria is a good phone to have. We’re not saying that it is a perfect device. It does include its share of problems; the largest one being that its battery drains out real quick, however the firm claims to rectify the problem through future updates.
On the up side, you get an important software experience and that together with good looks; this why we say it’s a good device to have if you actually are in search of one.