As told earlier, Micromax new subsidiary, Yu has launched first smartphone under its brand name, the Yu Yureka which is powered by CyanogenMod. This device will be available from second week of January 2015, it will be exclusively available on AmazonIndia and its pre-order will starts from tomorrow means 19th December. It will be available at Rs. 8,999 which is Rs. 1,000 less than Redmi Note and makes Yu Yureka as the cheapest LTE which you can get in India. At launch event we were able to spend some time with this smartphone and here is our first impression with device.
First Impression Video Of YU Yureka :-
Build & Design of YU Yureka :-
In terms of build, Yu Yureka is very much similar to of Xiaomi Redmi Note but its slimmer and lighter to hold. It comes with a 5.5 inch HD display screen which is bit disappointment for us as we expect at least full HD resolution of such a big display screen smartphone. In our test display responded very well and worked quite smoothly, as its a IPS display screen so viewing angles are decent as well and gives nice feedback, its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 protection so you dont need to worry about scratching.
At left side it has a volume rockers, at right you will find power/sleep button, at bottom you will have Micro USB port along with primary microphone.
At back you will find 13MP rear snapper along with LED flash with secondary microphone for noise cancellation. It comes with a back panel to which company is calling as Moonstone finish back panel. You will find YU branding at middle of back along with speaker mesh at bottom. At front it has 5MP selfie camera which can also shoot HD videos as well.
Hardware of YU Yureka :-
Under the hood it is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor along with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM, it comes with a 16GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. For connectivity it has Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It has 13MP auto focus rear camera at back which can shoot full HD videos @30fps and 720p videos @60fps, at front it has 5MP front facing camera for selfie lover and it can shot HD videos.
Camera of YU Yureka :-
If terms of camera, it has 13MP rear camera which worked very well and snapped some decent quality images under the low light conditions, rear snapper can record full HD videoa @ 30fps. At front it has 5MP which also snaps decent selfies or you can say groupies. We reserve our final decision about camera till we get review unit and do detail review.
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Software And UI of YU Yureka :-
As told earlier, Yu Yureka runs on CyanogenMod 11 which is based on Android 4.4.4 and provides lots of customization options like you can change fonts, themes, notification bars, customized icons and much more. Micromax is providing security features which lets you to remotely locate and wipe your device in case you lost your device.
Benchmark score of YU Yureka :-
In limited time period and limited conditions we perform some bench mark test and get following scores :-
AnTuTu Benchmark :- 26585
NeNa Mark 2 :- 52.2 fps
Both scores are quite decent for a device which is priced under Rs. 9K. This phone will be available exclusively on Amazon India, pre-booking will starts from tomorrow.
This is just a first impression of ours which we get after using this device for 1 hours or so, we reserve our final decision for detailed review.