The Micromax and Cyanogen joint venture, Yu, has launched its fourth phone in the legacy, the Yu Yutopia. In company’s own words, the phone is the “Most powerful phone in the world”. And since, the phone has launched, we got its confirmed specs and everything about it. Before stepping into the field, let’s have a look at the beast.
Display: 5.2-inch, 2560x1440p (565ppi display)
OS: Lollipop 5.1.1
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core
Storage: 32GB, expandable upto 128GB
Camera: 21MP, 8MP
Other features: Quick Charge 2.0, Fingerprint sensor
Build and Design
The whole phone has a metal unibody build which is 7.2mm thick. However, the camera housing is slightly raised above the back panel. Yu calls it the ‘Saturn ring design’, which was earlier introduced with the Yu Yuphoria. On the left side, it has the dual-SIM slot. One of the SIM slots double up as a microSD card slot. The right side of the phone has the volume keys and the power button. All three buttons reside in a secluded area. The speaker grille resides at the bottom of the phone, on the back. The 3.5mm audio jack is situated at the top, while the micro USB 2.0 is at the bottom. The fingerprint sensor is just below the camera ring.
The phone has 5.2-inch 2K resolution display with pixel density of 565ppi. As it sounds, the display is more sharp and clear. The maker of this display is Sharp, as they have put the OGS-panel LCD display in the phone. The phone has multitouch up to 10 fingers. The dimensions are 146.6 x 72.7 x 7.2 mm. Now this phone has the thinness of 7.2 mm, which makes it easier to handle. The screen to body ratio is 69.9%.
The chipset of the Yu Yutopia is by Qualcomm. The phone has Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core with Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A57, along with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. It also has Adreno 430 as its GPU. With such chipset and GPU, the gaming and multi-tasking should be great. As of the OS, this phone runs on platform Lollipop 5.1.1, with the Oxygen OS on the top.
RAM and STORAGE
In the era of 4GB RAM, how could any flagship phone forget to bear it? Of course, the phone comes with huge 4GB RAM, and the 32GB onboard storage. The capacity is expandable up to 128GB. With 4GB RAM as its companion, the phone offers a lot to show.
The primary camera of the phone is of 21-megapixel, with Optical Image Stabilization , phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and other features. The video is said to be recorded in 2160p @ 30 frame-per-second and 720p @ 120 frame-per-second. The secondary camera is of 8-megapixel.
The phone boasts a huge 3000mAH Lithium-Polymer battery, which, as company claims, provides the standby time up to 300 hours and talk time up to 8 hours both on 3G mode. With the Quick charge 2.0, the phone can be charge to 60% in just 30 minutes. So overall, the phone will take around 1 hour (approx.) to get fully charged.
Yu Yutopia could be the most powerful phone, if not in the world, but surely among the other YU members. The build and design is just okay. The display seems promising but have to wait until we get the hands on it. As per the performance, the phone should not disappoint anyone, under this price segment. The camera sounds great and the battery life is quite decent. The phone is priced at INR 30,000 (approx.), which makes it “considerable”, but not the absolute choice. In the end, a pretty good move by the company to enter in the battle of flagship phones, but the journey is very long.
So that’s a little depth review for Yu Yutopia. Comment about what you like and dislike about the phone.