Micromax YU Yutopia Review

  • Overall Rating

  • Performance

  • Features

  • Price

Price: ₹ 24990

Key Specs

    5.2” Sharp WQHD IPS display, 4GB RAM, Snapdragaon 810 Processor, Adreno 430 GPU, Cyanogen OS 12.1, 21MP Camera, 5MP front camera, Quick Charge 2.0, Little Bird Headphones, 3000mAH battery

Pros: 2k screen, 4 GB RAM, quick charge

Cons: protruding camera, gets heated while playing high-end games

Bottomline: Competing at a price of 24k, the Yu Yutopia is pretty impressive and comes as a complete package with great display, great performance, great camera and great battery life

Micromax has partnered with big companies like Sharp, Snapdragon, House of Marley and has already made much of claims while launching the device and we know a lot of people just go over the flagship tag line, so we will just ignore the hype and focus on what exactly the latest smartphone offers.

Design and Features

The Yu Yutopia follows the same design as it younger sibling like Yunique, Yuphoria. Even though Micromax is calling it as a flagship, the smartphone does not follow a premium design. The smartphone features a rectangular unibody metallic design and has a thickness of 7.2mm that fits in the hand nicely. We personally did not like the protruding camera design as chances are pretty high that it will get scratched if you place it regularly on a hard surface.

yu yutopia design

The 5.2” Sharp WQHD IPS display has a pixel count of 565ppi, higher than iPhone’s . To handle graphical intensive tasks, the smartphone is fueled by Adreno 430 GPU.

The volume controls are housed at right hand of the device with power button in between and are in the reach of thumb thus can be easily operated. The finger print scanner is located just below the camera at back panel. At the top is located 3.5mm jack and bottom houses a charging port.

The device can record 4K video at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps and is also equipped with Optical Image Stablisation to prevent accidental shakes while clicking. The front has an 8MP shooter that has a 5P lens with 86 degree wide angle.

Yu Yutopia is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, adding premium security and convenience. Users can now wake and unlock the device with one of five stored fingerprints in less than half a second. Additionally, the YUTOPIA features an alert slider for quick access to custom notification settings.

yu yutopia camera view

Micromax has also integrated Yutopia with a host of services to help the users organize most aspects of their daily life. Just slide right from the home screen and you will be greeted with Around Yu, which is a suite of services rolled into one discovery window for the users and surfaces results related to their queries such as hotel, cabs, restaurants, flight booking as well as shopping around them.

yu yutopia around yu

Performance

The Snapdradon 810 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM delivered snappy performance and great multitasking for a normal to typical use.  It is the only phone in this price range with 2K resolution screen. The display is sharp and is easily readable in direct sunlight and beats the display of OnePlus 2 and Xiaomi Mi4i. It had great contrast, great brightness levels and colors.

The Cyanogen OS 12.1 over stock Android is smooth, clean and is customized in a way that is very useful. For example the apps are displayed vertically in alphabetical order, however you can quickly jump to the specific app by using the A-Z slider at the bottom.

Camera app opens quickly so you won’t be needing to create a shortcut on home screen. The focus is great and you can really see the detail while focusing that helps in making the perfect shot.

yu yutopia camera

The 21MP rear shooter is capable of taking great shots with plenty of details but is a little slow. Although it will keep updating with the software updates.

The Yu Yutopia handles games very well showing no amount of lag even in high-end games. We played Elite Killer, Gods of Rome, Asphalt 8 and did not find anything much to complain. The 2K display kicks in and colors displayed were great enhancing your game play experience. However we did notice heating of the device when used for a prolonged period.

If you want to really make out of 2K screen you need to play 2k resolution videos which are not in very great number right now and most you will find is 1080p. We played 2K videos on Youtube on our 3G data connection, and it churned out data bytes like a galloping horse. So if you want to watch2K videos on this phone you need to have a good data plan, else you will end up spending more and more money.

The finger print reading is quick and on an average it recognized my finger 8 out of 10 times and unlocked the device within seconds. It can also click selfie with a tap.

The DTS speaker located at bottom is not very loud and if you lay on a finger or a hand on the speaker in vertical position, it can be easily covered reducing the loudness. You can set the EQ and make it sound loud but it really will not make much of a difference.

One great thing about Yu Yutopia is that it packs Little Bird earphones by the House of Marley within the package thus also aims to target audio lovers. At the heart of earphones is a 9.2mm audio driver and features a noise isolation design. The headphones does sound better with decent amount of bass.

There is a non-removable 3,000mAh battery to fuel the handset and is delivers very  good battery life. It was good enough for me to get a day comfortably on a single charge.  The Quick Charge 2.0 charged the battery from 0 to 60 per cent in approximately 30 minutes which can come handy while going long distance and you are both short in time and juice.

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