Saturday, 14 February 2015

Review: Micromax YU Yureka is the Next Blockbuster Hit Device under Rs 10,000

With the Company like Xiaomi & Motorola entering India and selling their device like a hot cake in India were demand exceed the availability in that particular Online Market which eventually has given sleep-less night to Indian company but then there is Micromax who can sleep well in the nights after Launching their YU Yureka device, the Yureka received huge acclamation from the users and was sold out like hot cakes in India via Flash Sale in Amazon

Available for just 8,999, Yureka offers some great specifications on board and runs on the most critically acclaimed Android ROM, CyanogenMod. But is it really worth your Money? Let's have a look.

Overall Design

Comes packed in a beautiful eco-friendly square brown box with a Yu logo over it, the Yureka smartphone has been accompanied with hardcopy manuals, charger and earphone. 

             Measuring 154.8x78mm the Yu Yureka is 8.8mm thick and weighs 155g which is pretty light weight. Though it fits nicely into one's hand, the all-plastic smartphone feels comfortable to hold. The matte finish on the back, which the manufacturer named as "Moonstone Grey" is finger print-and-smudge proof. While the phone itself has physical home and menu buttons, one can also opt for onscreen buttons

Display and Multimedia

Yureka boasts a 5.5-inch IPS display with a pixel resolution of 720x1280 at 267 PPI, identical with the biggest competitor Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.  Yu has combined Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and oleophobic coating over the display. It does disappoint in Display because of low pixel density rate. The colour on are screen are over-saturated and in our test we experience the bluish thing in our screen which has been opted out by some of users. Example – the sky blue shirt turns into dark blue colour 


Being the first phone from the Yu brand, the Yureka comes with impressive specs. It’s powered by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 system on chip which houses an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and the Adreno 405 GPU clocked at 550MHz. It comes paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and offers 16GB of storage of which 12.8GB is available to the user. You can expand the storage via the microSD card slot by 32GB. Yureka is a dual SIM phone and it supports Cat4 4G LTE with TDD 2300MHz and FDD 1800MHz bands supported for India

The combination of hardware made Yureka a power performer among tasks. In real life usage, we didn't notice any lags while executing multiple apps, clicking images, navigating across multiple web pages and playing high resolution games. The touch response of the Yureka is decent and call reception quality was good too.


The most Interesting thing about Yureka is the power of its 13Mp camera quality. The resulting shots in ambient light appeared nice with ample amount of details. The camera also features a slow-mo video capturing with 60 frames per second.  Camera resolution is 13.1 in 4:3 aspect ratio and surprisingly in 16:9 aspect ratio the max resolution is 2.1 MP. Its front 5 Megapixel camera is quite decent and Remember you will get to see the bluish think also in camera mode 


The big difference with the Yu Yureka is that it runs Cyanogen OS 11 and not stock Android. The phone offers its users much more customization than Android, maybe a bit too much for the price bracket 

The customized Cyanogen OS features the usual slide lock screen, Google Now on the home screen and app launcher navigation. The interface allows you to change the lock screen, status bar, notification panel and more. The Cyanogenmod OS also keeps updating the OS very frequently and YU has rolled out an OTA update already.

Micromax has included some of its special apps on the phone such as AudioFX which lets you customise the audio output, ScreenCast lets you record your on screen navigations with the recording registering where you’ve touched the screen as well and so on


However, the biggest let-down of the Yureka smartphone is its battery. Featuring a 2,500 mAh battery the phone lasts around 8 hours which is not very promising. Micromax may have featured such a low-powered battery for keeping the price low. 

The touch response of the Yureka is smooth and we did not notice any lag while using the phone. The In-hearing speaker is loud enough as well as the Loudspeaker at the back side. No issues with 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. I just unable to test 4G as it is not available in my area. Call quality is good. Speaker sound is good enough. 

Final Verdict

Available at 8,999, the Yureka competes with Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4G, ASUS Xenfone 5 and recently unveiled Lenovo A6000 which is a cheapest 4G Smartphone available till date. Our reader Bhasker, has also confirmed that the latest Update resolved the problem regarding proximity sensor. Well in my opinion Yureka worth your every penny. It’s a performance pack device which has some drawbacks like Display and battery but that can be neglected and you can experience the speed of 4G and entering in the World of Cyanogen OS at the Same time. 

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