Yu Yunique is the latest budget smartphone from Yu Televentures, and this is claimed to be the most affordable 4G smartphone having an HD display. Keeping the title aside, there is a lot to talk about the phone and its competitors, because some brands have already come up with good smartphones in the similar price range.
Read below for the most frequently asked questions about the Yu Yunique, and the pros and cons of the phone, based on our usage.
Is the Yu Yunique any different from Yuphoria?
Yes, there are some noticeable differences. The metallic frame on the side is changed to a plastic one, with the back plastic cover almost extending till the screen. Other differences are with the specs, and you can check the Yuphoria vs Yunique comparison to find out all the differences.
How much is the internal storage provided in the Yunique?
About 4.18GB of internal storage was what we saw available to the user although the actual ROM included in the Yunique is 8GB. There is a MicroSD card slot available in the phone, allowing for the storage expansion by another 32GB.
Is this Cyanogen OS running in the Yu Yunique?
No, the Yunique is running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Stock Android OS, and the food thing here is that the user can choose to install Android 5.1 based Cyanogen OS 12.1, the latest Cyanogen OS, as this is available for Yunique.
Does the Yu Yunique support USB OTG connectivity?
Yes, there is USB OTG support provided in the Yu Yunique, and we tested this to work with a 32GB OTG drive and it worked well.
Is there a display protection provided to the Yunique?
There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection provided in the Yu Yunique. This is a very good inclusion considering its price, but YU has not compromised with the display resolution which stays at HD res, and also with the display protection, making it a scratch-proof device.
What is the SAR Value of Yunique?
The SAR values mentioned on the battery of the Yunique shows as 0.35W/kg@1gm at head, and 0.80W/kg@1gm at body.
Can the battery be removed from the back of the phone?
Although you can remove the back cover to place the SIM cards and the MicroSD card, the battery cannot be removed, as it is stuck with a sticker over it showing the caution “Battery is not removable”. Removing the battery by force may damage the device and will invalidate the warranty.
What about the capacitive touch buttons outside the screen?
There is no touch button provided below the display, and the navigation buttons are just a part of the display.
What is the SIM type in Yunique?
There are two SIM card slots in the Yunique, and both of them are MicroSIM card slots. We are told that one SIM supports 4G LTE connectivity, while the secondary SIM cannot be a 4G one.
What is the processor in the phone?
The Yunique comes powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, a quad-core chipset that clocks at 1.2 GHz, and there is Adreno 306 GPU provided for the graphics output.
How much RAM is available to the user on a fresh boot?
There is about 430MB of free RAM available to the user after its first boot, and that is one major difference between the Yunique and Yuphoria, where a 2GB of RAM on Yuphoria gave it more than 1GB of free RAM for multitasking.
What are the sensors included in Yu Yunique?
The sensors included in the device are accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensors. There is no gyro sensor and G-sensor provided in the Yunique.
How does the Yunique perform in benchmark tests?
Check the Yu Yunique benchmark scores page to know how well it does with the different benchmark tests, and it is as one would expect for the given configuration.
Is it the only good smartphone to purchase in that price range?
Although the Yu Yunique seems like an interesting phone for that price, there are worthy phones that compete against it, and if you are in to pay a thousands rupee extra, we got a list of best budget Android smartphones to purchase right now, after testing each of them for a good time.
Yu Yunique Pros
- An HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- A good Snapdragon 410 processor
- Decent 8MP rear camera
- 4G LTE connectivity
Yu Yunique Cons
- RAM available to user just around 400MB
- Battery capacity not great, and not removable
- Locking GPS is too slow