7.2/10
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
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


tech2

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
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
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

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
The Mobile Indian

Yu Yuphoria looks like a killer device in terms of design and pricing as compared to all the devices in the same price bracket, but couple of issue like battery, earpiece volume and random lags play the spoil sport. As far as the performance is concerned it delivers a smooth performance no matter wh...

- Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian


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Screen Size
5"

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

Processor
1.2 GHz

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

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
8+ MP

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

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

Storage
16 GB

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

Battery
2230mAh

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

Yu Yuphoria Specs

Overview
Release date May 13, 2015
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
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
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
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
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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