YU Yureka Plus Review: While It’s Hot
YU made a great reputation in the cell phone market a year ago by competing with the likes of OnePlus with its joint collaboration with Cyanogen Inc. It came up with a great phone for the market by the name of Yureka. In 2014, it not only stood up against other phablets and phones similar to its budget but also beat popular phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note.
However, the updates on the phone were stopped. A reason behind it was the launching of an upgraded smartphone. All things considered, YU had justifiable reason and purpose behind the same as it wanted to dispatch an updated variant of the telephone named the Yureka Plus. Clearly, YU is hoping to recover lost ground that has been caught by telephones like the new Lenovo K3 Note. The Yureka Plus is apparently preparing its corsairs for Lenovo’s K3 Note. Prior to the launch of the Lenovo K3 Note, no other phone had featured a full HD screen. So, the K3 Note was the first to do it.
So YU has reacted in kind. The Yureka Plus has also featured a full HD screen. But, will that be all required for keeping up with the latest phones in this range? All things considered, we take a profound plunge inside the new phablet to precisely discover how great a gadget it is. Let’s find out.
Externals: Design and Display
There’s not a ton to discuss the outline of the Yureka Plus. It appears to be indistinguishable to the Yureka. It is a duplicate from the outside with the exception of the way that now there’s a white rendition, which looks very decent. We, however, tried the dark model, which seems to be indistinguishable to the more established telephone. Basically, we are discussing a polycarbonate body, which has adjusted corners and a removable bended back with a rubberised matte completion. It feels pleasant in the hand and doesn’t slip giving a decent hold in the hand.
Clearly, as it has an expansive 5.5-inch screen, one gave use is not precisely a plausible choice for most. Luckily, the device has its power and volume rockers on the right that additionally give great travel and material input. The telephone additionally is fairly thin at 8.8mm and 155 grams, which unquestionably aides lighten any concerns with respect to its weight. The white form of the telephone positively looks pleasant, yet we can wager that it’ll additionally get filthy rapidly in a dusty city like Delhi. We confronted comparable issues with the white variation of the OnePlus One.
The screen could be the best thing about the new YU Yureka Plus. The word “Plus” has been used because of this additional feature mostly. The device has been upgraded with a new resolution screen. The old 720p screen in the Yureka has now been replaced with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p IPS display in the Yureka Plus. The screen has been further buttressed with a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. This is an exceptionally decent screen, which offers highly saturated colours, awesome angles for viewing and really sharp contrast. You will be impressed to witness the quality of the screen when viewed from all edges as the colours won’t get distorted.
Internals: Software and Hardware
YU Yureka Plus holds the same specs which are – a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core processor, 16GB ROM, and 2 GB RAM. However, you are only able to access 12.32 GB of the memory offered in the device. To compensate on that, a microSD card slot has been added, which can be used for increasing the memory further.
This does not mean that the processor specs in the phone are not up to the mark for handling the device. Moreover, this time it is capable of running a full HD screen as well. So, the device is quite powerful to handle the features. Then again, there’s a major change. The same equipment now needs to drive a higher determination show; consequently the GPU is driving more pixels. You do get a decent 2500 mAh battery, which will offer a decent battery life.
Camera and Connectivity
The Yureka Plus has a 13-megapixel camera with flash. The front camera is of 5 MP without any flash. You will not find any change in the specs in the camera compared to the YU Yureka. The intriguing thing is that while there’s no change formally, yet there has been serious tuning performed in the gadget, which will ensure superior quality images. It takes some eminent photographs that feature mesmerizing quality features, high contrast and saturated colours. It is a decent camera in either circumstance – be it the sunlight or the nightlight. The smartphone is likewise ready to accomplish an extremely shallow profundity of field impact on the full scale – POV shots. Critically, the photographs never have all the earmarks of being delicate as you get great sharpness through it. Moreover, the camera is really precise with the white balance. Besides these qualities, the phone is able to capture decent 1080p videos.
Connectivity covers up the specs as seen in the previous model. These are WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 and A-GPS. Sensors include accelerometer and proximity sensor. You also get microUSB v2.0 in it. The connectivity options are quite similar to the YU Yureka so there is nothing new to look upon.
The YU Yureka Plus has been designed to cover up most of the disadvantages that had been in the YU Yureka. The most important of them is the screen resolution, which has now been greatly improved. Besides that, the tuning up of the specs has also helped to make the phone perform better than the previous model. You might see a little lag if the two models are operated side-by-side, but it will rarely show a difference. Moreover, it can be seen how well versed the same specs have been for a higher GPU power leeching device. You can buy the phone at 157 USD.