Yu Yuphoria review: A worthy buy with stylish looks for Rs 6,999
The device comes out of the box with CM12 (based on Android 5.0) and is very similar to what you can see on devices like the OnePlus One.
While the Redmi 2 is all polycarbonate, the Yu has a solid steel frame which makes it look and feel premium. The front is only the screen with some subtle YU branding, front camera and light sensor.The Android buttons are on the screen (and they are customisable, thanks to Cyanogen). The volume buttons are on the right side and in a first the power button is nestled between them. It is more comfortable to reach because of this.
The device comes out of the box with CM12 (based on Android 5.0) and is very similar to what you can see on devices like the OnePlus One.The Snapdragon 410 is no performance monster but it's adequate for most tasks, including web, multimedia and seamlessly switching between more than 10 running apps.
The 8MP rear camera has minimal shutter lag and low shot-to-shot times. Quality is acceptable, especially for the price. It captures some nice detail with low noise. While it does record full HD video, the frame rate is low (19 fps) you may not notice the choppiness at first but it becomes very apparent with moving subjects.In addition, the camera keeps hunting for a focus lock during recording. The front 5MP camera is fixed focus and is acceptable quality .
The biggest issue we had with the device was with the screen calibration. The screen itself is nice and sharp with good viewing angles, but any white page looked decidedly reddishbrown. The Yureka does offer colour calibration in settings > display page but the Yuphoria is missing this sorely-needed option. We hope that it gets added with a software update in the future.
The Yuphoria has lofty ambitions and it succeeds in offering a solid, premium-looking 4G device at a nice price. There are some issues and cut corners that prevent it getting a higher score. Till that time, the Redmi 2 is a solid contender in the same price range.