YU YUNICORN

price Rs. 11,599 onwards launch Jun, 2016
current magic score ?
86.5
verdict BUY
excellent value-for-money
currently ranked
#5
of 149 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 7 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Well built
  • Sleek, aesthetic design - metal-clad body with a brushed matte finish at the back and a glossy front panel
  • Handy, despite the big screen
  • Accurate, and quick fingerprint sensor
  • Good display- handles text well, colors don't look pale or too bright, visibility from odd angles is also good
  • Extensive display customization options allowing you to tweak it to just your liking - contrast, colour saturation, picture brightness, sharpness, temperature as well as dynamic contrast and colour effect settings for video playback
  • Clean, simple, almost-stock Android interface
  • No unnecessary bloatware
  • The "Around YU" feature works quite well, and offers a one-stop solution to book bus tickets, cabs, flight tickets, shop or order food, or recharge your phone
  • Excellent, smooth performance - even plays resource-intensive games without any signs of sluggishness or heating up on the back panel
  • Impressive battery life (lasts about a day and a half with moderate use)

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • A bit heavy
  • Average camera
  • No quick-charging support (which is present in some of it's competitors)
  • No FM Radio

7 expert review(s)


4,956+ user reviews

video review

source: @Gogi Rana
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Sensors
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P10
GPUMali-T860
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Standby500 hrs
Battery Talktime20.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Video Playback :17 hrs
  • Music Playback (earphone):100 hrs
  • Browsing Time (WiFi): 8 hrs
  • Browsing Time (3G): 7 hrs
Dimensions
Weight172 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Auto Focus
  • HDR
  • Dual LED Flash
  • Slow Motion Video
  • Gesture Shot
  • EIS
  • Picture in Picture
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 4P Lens
  • 86 degree wide angle lens
  • HDR
  • Gesture Shot
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • DTS Sound
  • Around YU
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.88/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys