Yureka brand by the Indian handset maker Micromax was written off by many at the start. However, the handset maker is doing decently well and the market is slowly waking up to them. The latest smartphone from their house is the Yu Yureka Plus. Want to know about it a little more? Read on.
The YU Yureka Plus is available in white and moon dust grey colours. We received a grey unit for review and quite liked it. The Yureka Plus’s body is supported by a rubberized plastic frame, which is curved all over and has rounded corners. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 over a 5.5-inch display and is very comfortable to use with just one hand. The phone is very light and easy to use.
At the back of the mobile phone, we have a removable plastic panel that fits well with the frame. Under this removable plastic panel, there is a removable battery, two Micro SIM card slots and a Micro SD card slot. At the back, you will also see the camera lens. The power button is located on the right side of the phone and the volume rocker key is located on the left side. The USB port is located at the bottom of the phone and the 3.5mm headset jack is located at the top of the mobile phone. A neat pair of headphones also come in the box.
The Yureka Plus has a 1.5GHz Octa-Core processor that comes along with 2GB of RAM for applications and services. The users also get 16GB of internal memory to store files. Over that, there is the option to add up to a 32GB via a microSD card. All this runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. For graphics an Adreno 405 is also on board. The smartphone features HTML5 for browsing. Other features include Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer sensor, Qualcomm’s quick charge technology and Cyanogen 12.
The primary camera of Yureka Plus can capture 13-megapixel still images and 1080p videos. For selfies, there is a 5-megapixel front camera. The camera captures very decent pictures but in low light and dark areas, the picture quality was not desirable. The camera requires sufficient amount of light for a beautiful snap. A feature worth mentioning here is that the rear camera can autofocus and also comes with a LED flash.
Games, music apps and video galleries ran extremely well. But, the mobile phone heats up really fast. We faced no problems when it came to the audio and call quality on the Yu Yureka Plus. The supplied headphones get the job done and one can hear the beats clearly. Screen, image and video quality is above average.
Stepping towards its battery life, the YU Yureka Plus does not manage to stay awake for a long duration. With 2,500 mAh battery inside it, it worked for 18 hours after a full charge (under nominal use). We tested the phone with Quadrant and it managed to score 23,304 points that puts it right in the middle of the stack.
The YU Yureka Plus has good voice quality and also has some great features in it. It has the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with Cyanogen 12 and some excellent apps such as Audio FX and YUniverse browser. The skin enhances everything from the security to the UI design. The experience was pretty much smooth throughout. The company has priced the Yu Yureka Plus at Rs 10,999.
- Quite affordable
- Decent performance
- 2GB of RAM
- Neat Design
- Average camera performance
- Average battery life
- Phone heats up really fast