YU YUNICORN

price Rs. 9,499 onwards | launch Jun, 2016
magic score ?
80.5
very good value for money
our verdict: buy
ranked
#7
of 485 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 7 expert reviews

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

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Operating System
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!
average brand rating
4.00/5
(Very Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys