The Display is an another positive thing about the smartphone as it features a 720p display on a 5-inch screen with 294PPI, so things look sharper but not the sharpest we have seen but commendable. Although the viewing angles are not that great but thankfully, the blue hint seen on Yureka is now missing. Our primary concern is the sunlight legibility, under the broad day light the display is not clearly visible and top of that the screen is reflective making it even hard. The adaptive brightness option might come in handy for most cases. The colors look a bit over saturated. Overall the display is decent, functions like adaptive settings, double tap to wake and sleep, auto-rotation work fine creating no sort of disturbance. The touch response was the major issue before the update; sometimes the display becomes unresponsive but the update seems to have fixed the problem to a certain extent but the device freezes for a while during Gaming.
The Device performance is quite good as the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Soc clocked at 1.2GHz Quad-Core 64-bit processor with Adreno 306GPU coupled with 2GB of Ram. The device doesn’t slow down at any time no matter you are gaming or multitasking but, the performance isn’t the best for that we blame the buggy CM OS 12, for instance, the app drawer takes a couple of seconds to open up and sudden reboots are noticed while testing the device. Except for the OS glitches, there is not worry about the device. We played graphic intense games like Nova 3, Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5 these games ran pretty well with some frame drops now and then and it is very much acceptable as issue is rarely visible for a normal user. Comparing with competition like Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000+ the performance of Yuphoria is as good as expected and gives tough competition to the rest. The major advantage of the device is the 2GB Ram out of which around 900MB is available all the time. Like any other smartphone, Yu Yuphoria also suffers from the Heating issue while playing graphic intense games and heavy multitasking the metal frame running around the smartphone overheat, and weirdly the front tends to more temperature than the back panel. But then again the company’s incremental update seem to have fixed the issue to a certain extent, and this doesn’t mean the smartphone don’t heat up it only means the issue is being controlled.
Camera performance is a slight disappointment. The 8-megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash located inside the Saturn rings(that’s what the company calls). The camera can capture decent images provided with a good amount of lighting and environment. The problem is that the CM camera app that is slow and doesn’t fix focus at times. The color reproduction and saturation levels are poor, same goes with a front camera the images look washed out, but it is decent for video calls and selfie captures to some extent. The incremental update was expected to fix some of the camera issues, but it’s sad to say none of the camera bugs was addressed as no major change was noticed. Below images demonstrate the performance.
Others: Runs on Android 5.0.2 and is expected to receive Android 5.1 based on CM 12.1 very soon. There is 16GB internal storage of which around 11GB is available for users since the device has SD card slot storage is not an issue. No LED notification light and OTG support now the reason to skip this basic feature must be known to Yu.
- 2GB RAM
- Build & Design
- Buggy OS
- Avg Camera
- Avg Battery
- No OTG
- NO LED notification
- Better Audio Quality
- Keyboard Lag
- Slight Improvement in rear camera
- Double Tap functionality