Everything You Need To Know About Yu Yuphoria (Q&A, Features)

For its first installment Yu, A subsidiary brand of Micromax has launched Yureka Though there are many things to complain about the device thanks to CyanogemMod people were in a rush to buy the smartphone. Now the company has come up with Yuphoria, A device that is not an upgrade to the Yureka but not a disappointment at the same time. During launch the companies Ceo, Rahul Sharma was mainly focusing on the design and build, well what do we think about it? Not bad at all, but at the same time the design can’t be called as a complete rip off Lumia 830 but on first glance we feel that way. There quite a few things you got to know before you decide to go with it, Don’t worry we are here to explain the things that we feel you should know. 

Saturn Rings: One of the many things company was raving about is the Saturn rings. The camera on Yuphoria is 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, The camera is located exactly in the center of a back panel. The Saturn rings around the rear camera sure reminds us about the Lumia 830(as mentioned above) though it is look alike, it makes sense and a point. Saturn rings helpes the device in capturing an image in a better way. Saturn rings will be used in all Yu branded smartphones from now on. On the front, there is 5-megapixel fixed focus selfie camera that can record videos in 720p. The camera performance is decent and is capable of capturing excellent images given ample amount of light and environment. while the front camera does justice for what the company claims.

Metal Construction: Though the company says that Yuphoria is made of Metal, but that isn’t compltely true. The rims of the smartphone are made of metal while the rest is all plastic; Even the Saturn rings at the back are made of plastic. The back panel is removable giving access to SD card and SIM card slots and a removable 2,230mAh battery with backup upto 5-7 hours of continuous usage. On the front there no touch type capacitive buttons they are inbuilt on the screen. Light and proximity Censors and 5MP selfie camera. On the sides three phase buttons(company calls) two volume buttons and power on/off button in the middle that are made of metal. 

Processor: The Yu Yuphoria is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Soc clocked at 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with Adreno 306GPU. Coupled with 2GB of Ram and 16GB internal storage, though we have many other competitors with same Soc in market like the A6000, Redmi 2 but the reason for Yuphoria having an edge over those is simply the extra 1gig of Ram. For 6,999, we are getting more than what we are paying. Keeping aside the price, the device can run pretty much anything we throw at it flawlessly. Another key highlight is the Cyanogen powered operating system, CM 12 based on Android 5.0.2 lollipop.  Performance wise the device has nothing to worry.

The Heating: Unlike the Yu yureka that is powered by Qualcomm 615that is known for overheating. The yuphoria doesn’t heat that easy unless you are running heavy graphical intense games. Thanks to the SD 410 the device supports 64Bit architecture which will have a prominent role in the future.

Better Display: Smartphone above 5.5-inches should feature a 720p screen if used the display looks pixilated and doesn’t look sharp. Thanks to the 5-inches display the 720p display on yuphoria looks sharp and color contrast is accurate. When compared with Yureka the display on Yuphoria is definitely on the upper side.

So here you go these were some of the things you need to know before you go with Yuphoria.  
Answering the questions asked by few of our reader

Q.Does The device support OTG?
A. No, the device doesn’t Support OTG. However, the SD card slot suffices the storage needs.

Q. Does it have LED notification light?
A. No, it doesn’t have LED notification light. Sad

Q. Does the device lag or Hang?
A. The device doesn’t hang while multi-tasking. But noticed minute lag while gaming and switching.

Q. Does it have corning gorilla glass 3 protection?
A. Yes. The device comes protected with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

Q. Do Both the SIMS support 4G?
A.  Yes. Both the SIMS support 4G carriers and Micro SIM fits right in the slots.

Q. How Much is In-Built Storage?
A. Out of 16GB internal storage, we get 11.83GB of storage and you can add SD card upto 32GB.

Q. Amount of Free Ram?
A. On the first boot with no apps(default) running in the background we have around 820MB of Free Ram

Q. Sensors present in the smartphone?
A. G-sensor, L sensor, proximity sensor, e-compass and 6 axis gyroscope. 

Q. Can the device play 1080p or 4K videos?
A. Yes the device can play 1080p videos, But we are not sure about the 4K videos.


  1. Thanks for the review. In other reviews, following concerns are mentioned:

    1. How about the finishing?? Device is not finished properly, gap is present between the metal finish and 3.5 mm jack panel/USB port panel (symmetry design). Back panel is not fitting properly.
    2. Camera seems to be below average.
    3. Some proximity sensor issues were seen.
    4. Is there any other bugs in this phone?

    I know its budget price market, but the above items should be good in any device. Please clarify, I'm interested in this mobile.

    • Some of the points mentioned were observed but regarding the finishing I don't see any major flaw. Coming to camera i should agree it is average but not bad at all. No other bugs were found as of now but even if bugs were present cyanogen will fix them with an update.