YU YUPHORIA – Good design (look and feel) and cost effective


Yu Yuphoria and the Yureka series of mobiles are fresh contenders in the field of smartphones. But to our surprise, the manufacturer behind these phones is a pretty well-known smartphone giant. These phones are a sub-venture called Yu Televentures. It is headed by the founder of Micromax Mobiles whose brand is pretty famous among the customers. Yureka was the first product to come out of Yu Televentures. The Yureka was priced at the higher end and was not received well. But, with the recent release of the Yuphoria smartphone which was very budget friendly, their sales have improved a lot. The Yuphoria phone is known to perform decently and is said to be a good budget phone for the features that it offers. Its strong contenders, though, are the Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 both priced below INR 7,000/-. Now, let us look in detail about Yu Yuphoria.

Yu yuphoria


This smartphone was launched in May 2015. The Yu Yuphoria Price at the time of launch was INR 6,999/-.


The outer design of this phone is classy when compared to many mobiles in the same price range. It has strips of metallic touch on its edges and the rest of the body is majorly made of plastic. It has curved corners and is in the form of a bar overall. Its top edge has provisions for the headphone jack while its right edge has the power and volume adjustment buttons. The power button is placed differently between the up and down volume buttons. This phone weighs around 143 g in total and 104 g without the battery. Its size dimensions are 142.40 x 73.00 x 9.35 mm. It comes in color variations of Buffed Steel and Champaign Gold.


This smartphone comes with an IPS LCD touch screen. The HD display is Capacitive with 16 M color vibrancy feature. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The size of the screen is 5 inches with an approximate screen to body ratio of 66.3 %. The screen comes with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Also, the pixel density is 294 ppi. The technology used to design the display is CyanogenMod 12.


The OS used in this phone is the Android v 5.0.2 (Lollipop) of YU5010A model. The CPU on with which this smartphone functions is Quad–core Cortex–A53. The processor chipset used for the smooth functioning of this smartphone is Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410. The speed at which the various tasks are performed is 1.2 GHz. The GPU supporting the graphics of this phone is Adreno 306.


It comes with an internal memory storage capacity of 16 GB (ROM). This capacity is enough for any basic user. The RAM space for this phone is 2 GB which helps obtain a decent functioning. The option of expandable memory is also present. Using a micro SD card, it can be expanded up to 32 GB.


This smartphone is powered by a Li–Ion battery. The capacity of this battery is 2230 mAh. In this capacity, this can be comfortably used by basic users. But, for heavy users, the battery won’t last for an entire day. The average estimated standby time is around 160 h when operating in the 3G mode. And its Talk time is up to 7 h in the 3G mode. As this has the snapdragon processor a little heating up is expected during prolonged usage.



This sport both a front and a back camera. The back camera is 8 MP and the front is 5 MP in quality. The front camera has a resolution of 2448 x 3264 pixels and an LED flash. It also has a f/2.2 aperture to capture a wide range of pictures. The front camera has a resolution of 1944 x 2592 pixels. Also, it comes with 85-degree wide angle lens. The enhanced features for the cameras are Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR) and touch to focus.



The music player in this phone is known to support formats like MP3, eAAC+, WAV and Flac player. It also has the FM radio connectivity and a good quality loudspeaker.


The videos recorded in this phone have 1080p resolution. The various formats supported is an MP4 and H.264 player.


This phone is dual – simmed and both have GSM connectivity. Only one of the sims can be used in the 4G LTE mode. The Wi-Fi connectivity is of the type 802.11 b/g/n. The Bluetooth version used here is v 4.00. It supports the GPS facility too.


The Yu Yuphoria which is trending lately in the smartphone markets has a user score of 67 as against to feature score of 74 on PriceJugaad.com. The highlighting advantages in this phone are its amazing build and design along with its very reasonable price. Whereas, its disadvantages are its low camera quality and below the average processor speed.