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Micromax Yu Yuphoria

Informr score
The Micromax Yu Yuphoria currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Metal edges give it a premium appearance
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protects screen from scratches
  • Front camera provides highly detailed selfies

What's bad

  • Inconsistent performance
  • Poor build quality
  • Bad horizontal viewing angles

The budget smartphone niche is quickly becoming saturated as many companies compete for consumers in emerging markets. Micromax, an Indian handset maker, has already released on successful smartphone – the Yu Yureka – and hopes to gain an even larger following with their Yu Yuphoria. In an effort to stand out from the rest of the budget phones, the Yuphoria offers a combination of aluminum frame and plastic back cover. While not a unibody, experts consider the metal trim as the highlight of the phone's design. After a couple weeks, however, they noticed the frame started losing its color once it rubbed off with other metal items. Experts also noticed gaps between the back cover and battery and a general lack of quality control in the build.

Dominating the front of the phone is a 5-inch HD (720 x 1,280) IPS display, which is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent surface scratches. While the pixel density of 294ppi might not compare to flagship phones, most reviewers considered it crisp enough for everyday use. Unfortunately, it disappointed reviewers with its poor horizontal viewing angles, poor sunlight legibility and inaccurate whites and blacks.

Powering the Yuphoria are a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. When browsing the web or navigating the home screen, experts did not run into any stutters or lag. It isn't until they started multi-tasking or playing intensive games that they noticed some performance issues and on the rare occasion the entire screen would become unresponsive. Luckily, these issues were not common enough to ruin expert's overall experience. In addition to the processor and memory, it also comes with 16GB of RAM, a microSD slot expandable to 32GB and two Micro-SIM slots. The 2,230mAh battery is removable and provided critics with eight hours of normal use. Thanks to its quick-charge technology, they had it back up to full in less than an hour.

The Yuphoria also comes equipped with an 8MP rear camera and auto-focus. Thanks to its aperture of f/2.2 experts were able to capture fairly detailed and color accurate pictures in good lighting situations. They describe low light images as "okay" with some patchy areas and noise, which is par for the course for budget phones. They were more impressed with the 5MP front camera as it took very high quality and detailed selfies.

Reviewers have mixed feelings about the Yuphoria. NDTV states, "…the Yu Yuphoria is a great bargain only if you can look past the flaws in its current state…" DNA India adds, "The Yu Yuphoria is certainly not short on the 'cool quotient.'…If you are willing to ignore some inherent bugs and disappointing low light photography…"

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2230 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Gadgets 360
Gadgets 360

The Yu Yuphoria is a great bargain only if you can look past the flaws in its current state. That said, there are a few positives such as the sturdy design and good front camera. However, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 Plus are much better phones in many aspects. Make a calculated decision befo...

- Ershad Kaleebullah, Gadgets 360

The phone also has its share of issues such as screen freezing after a call, heating issues, average camera and battery life. Some of these issues could be resolved by relevant software updates in the near future. If you are on a tight budget and want a phone which you can customise to your liking,...

- Nimish Sawant, tech2

YU Yuphoria offers an impressive package at Rs 6,999 and at this price point, the Yuphoria’s design does manage to stand out from competition. Features such as a metallic frame, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4G, dual SIM, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Cyanogen OS, 8MP camera do give a good valu...

- Nimish Sawant, tech2

YU Yuphoria offers an impressive package at Rs 6,999 and at this price point, the Yuphoria’s design does manage to stand out from competition. Features such as a metallic frame, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 4G, dual SIM, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Cyanogen OS, 8MP camera do give a good valu...

- Nimish Sawant, tech2
Fone Arena
Fone Arena

What the Yu Yuphoria offers that nobody else has is Cyanogen as it’s operating system of choice. This practically guarantees fast updates and you can even be on nightly build channels if that’s how you roll. The bloat free software also guarantees smoother performance. All in all, while...

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena

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Common Questions

Micromax backs up the Yu Yuphoria with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Yu Yuphoria has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Micromax support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Micromax's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Micromax Yu Yuphoria's screen size is 5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2230 mAh battery.

Yu Yuphoria Specs

Release Date May 13, 2015
Regions Available USA
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2230 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black/Silver, White/Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.2 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (5.6 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 170 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA):
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