The Yu Yutopia, Yu’s ticket to enter the high-spec smartphone class, has been teased for months. Now formally introduced, the gadget is up for pre-order through Amazon, priced at Rs. 24,999 and can begin delivery on December 25. Yu Televentures CEO Rahul Sharma unveiled the smartphone at a press occasion and in addition introduced a brand new service dubbed Round Yu, which goals to scale back the time taken to obtain apps for various companies equivalent to purchasing, reserving motels, flights, taxis, and extra. Touted because the ‘world’s strongest’ smartphone, the Yutopia goals to tackle OnePlus 2 and others that fall in the identical worth section. The smartphone comes with top-of-the-line specs however does it solely look good on paper or does it actually carry out as promised? We acquired our fingers on a pattern gadget, and listed here are our first impressions.
The design of the Yutopia takes clues from different Yu siblings. It sports activities a steel unibody with antennas working round all 4 corners on the rear panel. Being slim at 7.2mm, the Yu Yutopia feels good in hand, with a agency grip. Sadly, the rear panel is non-removable so there isn’t a entry to the gadget’s battery.
On the again you might have a digicam and dual-tone LED flash housed inside a big protruding circle, which, at first look, reminded us of the Nokia Lumia 1020. There’s a fingerprint sensor beneath the digicam, and you could find the corporate emblem adopted by the speaker grille on the backside. The quantity and energy keys are straightforward to succeed in on the precise, and the 2 SIM slots are on the left. There’s one Micro-SIM slot and one hybrid Nano-SIM slot which doubles because the microSD card slot, which suggests it’s a must to select one or the opposite. The headphones jack and Micro-USB port will be discovered on the highest and backside respectively.
The Yu Yutopia has a 5.2-inch OGS display with a QHD (1440×2560) decision for a density of 565ppi. The show is satisfying with nice sharpness and saturated colors. Textual content seems crisp even when zoomed in. Accessing all of the corners of the show and typing on it’s straightforward with one hand. This makes the Yutopia certainly one of only some choices priced beneath Rs. 30,000 to characteristic a QHD show.
The Yu Yutopia packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC (4 2GHz Cortex-A57 cores coupled with 4 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and an Adreno 430 GPU) and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. We had been capable of multitask between round 20 apps with none hiccups. Video games equivalent to Asphalt Eight and Trendy Fight 5 had been dealt with properly by the smartphone. Since we’re but to check the complete potential of the processor, it’s too quickly to leap to any conclusions. We’ll reserve our verdict until we will do a full evaluation. The gadget has 32GB of storage out of which customers have entry to solely round 25GB. Nonetheless, this should not be a difficulty as microSD assist goes as much as 128GB.
The 21-megapixel rear digicam has a Sony Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, true-tone dual-LED flash, a 5P lens, and optical picture stabilisation. Nonetheless, in our restricted time with it, we discovered that the rear digicam was not on top of things. In a well-lit room and out of doors in daylight, the outcomes had been respectable. Nonetheless, in low mild it appeared fairly unsatisfactory. The digicam tends to push the ISO stage to its most, leading to grainier photographs than what different comparable smartphones ship. The digicam takes a second or two to seize photographs in HDR mode, and these are brightened an excessive amount of, leading to some unnatural results.
The digicam UI has minimal controls on the display. On one aspect, there are three icons to leap between nonetheless, video and panorama pictures, whereas on the opposite there are just a few primary adjustment choices. You possibly can swipe on the show to modify between Auto, HDR, Night time, Chroma Flash, OptiZoom, Motion, and Regular Photograph modes. The front-facing Eight-megapixel digicam with its wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture gave respectable outcomes and must be sufficient for informal customers.
The Yu Yutopia comes working Cyanogen OS 12.1 which relies on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Customers may have the choice to stay with a inventory Android UI or allow Cyanogen’s darkish theme on the time of preliminary setup, and this can be modified later. Both approach, most capabilities are straightforward to function and there should not be any points switching between the 2 UIs. Cyanogen is at present testing its CM OS 13 launch on totally different units and is planning a public launch someday within the first quarter of 2016. We hope that the Yu Yutopia can be one of many first units to obtain the replace.
The Yutopia has a 3000mAh battery, which helps Qualcomm’s Fast Cost 2.zero know-how. Yu has said that the telephone battery can go from zero to 60 p.c with 30 minutes of charging. We’re but to check the battery lifetime of the Yutopia so keep tuned for our full evaluation.
The fingerprint sensor was not very spectacular. It’ll take round 15 faucets on the sensor to arrange a fingerprint to be recognised, however even after this course of the telephone usually refuses to unlock itself. We ultimately discovered it simpler to make use of the previous sample lock mechanism as a substitute. The audio system on the rear sounded low and flat, and had been usually muffled by our fingers when holding the telephone as much as watch movies. We did not have sufficient time to check audio information with the included Home of Marley Little Fowl in-ear earphones, which promise automated bass administration, and have 9.2mm drivers. These headphones include each unit.
The Yutopia additionally comes with its personal brand-new app service platform known as Round Yu. That is designed to supply one-tap entry to companies equivalent to ordering meals, reserving flights, motels, taxis, purchasing and extra. The main focus right here is to create one single platform for all companies as a substitute of getting to obtain a number of apps equivalent to Foodpanda, Flipkart, Ola, Oyo Rooms and extra, which all occupy space for storing. Round Yu will be accessed by swiping proper from the primary homescreen. Ola, Zomato, ixigo and different companions are at present out there via this service.
The Yutopia is Yu’s strongest smartphone up to now, and has impressed us in some departments however fallen a bit flat in others as properly. Nonetheless, with its steel unibody design, QHD show, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB DDR4 RAM, this telephone may nonetheless show to be extremely popular. It will likely be competing immediately towards the OnePlus 2 and Moto X Type by way of specs, however prices rather less. So is it definitely worth the cash? Keep tuned for our full evaluation.
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- Key Specs
- Software program
- Battery life
- Worth for cash
- Sharp show
- Good construct and end
- High quality bundled equipment
- Characteristic-rich OS
- Quick charging
- Fingerprint sensor would not work properly
- Heats up rapidly
- No NFC
- Underwhelming digicam efficiency
- Battery life might be higher