Yu Yuphoria is a budget smartphone with all the good looks and a good processor, i.e. Snapdragon 410 under a 5-inch display that has HD resolution display. Let us talk in brief about the phone, and answer the most frequently asked questions, making it easier for the user to understand what he is going to get, and what not, before buying the phone.
Also, read below for the Yu Yuphoria Pros and Cons to see what’s good and what is not, in this smartphone priced at Rs. 6999 and available on Amazon India.
How is the build quality of Yu Yuphoria?
It is great, thanks to the metal side panel that has a curvy design and it is capable of resisting falls if the phone falls on the side. The back also has the new Saturn ring pattern around the camera which looks like the Nokia Lumia 830 phone, but for this price, the design looks very good. Yu also calls this as a symmetrical design with the centre placed MicroUSB port in bottom, and headset jack on top.
What are the box contents of the Yu Yuphoria?
The box of Yuphoria has the phone, a screen guard, Special features booklet letting us know about best Cyanogen OS features, the battery, headphones, USB wire and the travel charger.
Does Yu Yuphoria have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?
The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the display, which makes it scratch resistant.
Is there a screen guard provided by the company in Yu Yuphoria package?
Yes there is a screen guard provided by the company in the box package.
Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?
Unfortunately there are no touch based buttons outside the screen so no LED light.
Does Yu Yuphoria have USB OTG support?
No, Yuphoria doesn’t have a USB OTG support. It does have a Micro SD card slot but doesn’t have On-the-go support.
How much free RAM is there in Yu Yuphoria on first boot?
About 1.1GB is what we see as available RAM after a fresh boot and even after closing active apps after some usage.
What is the processor and GPU in Yu Yuphoria?
The Yuphoria has Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core processor clocking at 1.2GHz and along with that, Adreno 306 GPU.
Can we move games and apps to SD card in Yu Yuphoria?
There is an option of moving apps to SD card under the Application settings of the phone.
How is the gaming performance on Yu Yuphoria?
The phone performs very well for the games and I played some heavy games and most of them played without any problem. The games played included Asphalt 8, NFS, Riptide GP2, Dead Trigger 2, Fifa 15 Ultimate Team, and Modern Combat 5.
Does the Yu Yuphoria heat or has any heating issues while playing games?
While Yuphoria heating up is not as high as what it was on Yureka, Redmi 2, it heats up to an extent and that is to a tolerable level. The user won’t feel a bad experience while gaming on the Yuphoria because the heating is not to a major level.
How is the camera quality and video recording?
The 8 megapixel camera on the back side of the phone is not really great because there are drawbacks both with software, as well as with the hardware. The camera app in Cyanogen OS 12 is slow with focus and thus the experience gets bad. With the capturing of photos and videos the colours on normal mode are good but with HDR the captures became over saturated. The video cannot stabilize shakes and so the shakes were easily visible.
How much internal storage is free for user?
Over 11GB of free storage is available internally to the user out of 16GB provided in the Yuphoria. That is very much enough to even download high end games.
How much external MicroSD storage is supported by Yu Yuphoria?
We are able to check till 32Gb of MicroSD card and it worked perfectly so cannot say more than that. The Yuphoria at least supports 32Gb of expandable storage.
Is there a secondary noise cancellation mic on the phone?
Yes the phone has a secondary microphone for noise cancellation and helps very well for a clearer voice on the other side of the call when talking even in a crowded area. The secondary mic is placed just within the saturn ring on the back, above the camera.
What are the types of SIM supported by Yu Yuphoria?
The Yu Yuphoria supports two Micro SIM cards and you will have to remove then battery to place the SIM cards. Both are MicroSIM size, and both the SIMs support 4G LTE connectivity.
What are the benchmark scores that Yuphoria got?
For Antutu benchmark, the Yu Yuphoria got a score of 23426 and that is a very good score for the phone having Snapdragon 410 processor.
Pros and Cons of Yu Yuphoria
The pros include a good design and build quality, and also the Cyanogen OS 12, based on Android Lollipop which makes it a very smooth and good interface, and also 2GB of RAM is helpful in multitasking. Games are played very well due to Snapdragon 410 processor.
The cons include a battery that doesn’t last very long compared to the competitors, and also the cameras are not great, because it takes time to capture a photo, and the picture quality is not great.The other FAQs we did: Phicomm Passion 660 FAQ, Sony Xperia M4 Aqua FAQ, Motorola Moto G 3rd gen. FAQ and Lenovo K3 Note FAQ.