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Micromax Yu Mobile Flagship Device below 13500 Rupees

Yu Yunicorn Inside

Yu Yunicorn; the Perfect version of ‘Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover’

I don’t know whether you are a tech zealot like myself, but even if you aren’t one, a simple Google search will tell you that the Yu Yunicorn smartphone release was Micromax’s hugest gamble. A gamble – that will dictate how well Yu’s products will be received in the market, from now onwards.

Get the facts right

Apparently, Rahul Sharma (Yu’s CEO) and his team haven’t been sailing in that smooth a sea. This can actually be confirmed by the fact that, they’ve barely recovered from their previous attempt to overrun the Chinese’s One Plus, with their Yu Yutopia project, in India. The attempt failed terribly.

Initially, Yu Yutopia was Yu’s overly ambitious capital ship. But ever since it failed to attract adequate consumers, Yu embarked on another grand project which is the product discussed in this piece, Yu Yunicorn.

I must say that in as much as the past two years have been very hard on Yu, the potential being masked in the guise of Yu’s trial and error projects, is something that international OEM’s should be worried about.  Remember, in India, Yu is still a step ahead of One Plus, in the sense that it is the only Indian smartphone producer that has exclusive rights to Cyanogen Android system. Remember, Cyanogen is a very viable product since it’s a favorite for developers.

Cool Features of Yu Yunicorn smartphone

If I was to describe the Yunicorn’s build and design in one word, I would simply say its ‘sturdy’. Its well-polished metal back casing blends in well with its slim design. Somehow, I think Yu got a lot of inspiration from iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy 6 when building the Yunicorn. This can be confirmed by its block shape with carefully carved-edges (prevalent on iPhones) and a fingerprint sensor on the home button adopted from the Galaxy S6.

Yu Yunicorn Review and Specifications


As mentioned earlier, Yu has tried to incorporate most of Cyanogen’s elements in all its recent products and the Yunicorn is not an exception.  Despite running on android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Yunicorn has been crafted with Yu’s own UI, the AOS (Android on Steroids). AOS has borrowed some animations from Cyanogen, especially in the app drawer. I assume that these Cyanogen spectacles in Yunicorn’s UI are meant to stick it out to OEM’s that Yu is the King of Android in India.

Performance and stability

Nothing too negative can be pointed out on the performance of this phone, as it has a twin Quad-core 1.8 and 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The CPU is further complemented with GPU reinforcements and a whopping 4GB worth of RAM. When using the phone for gaming, I realized that it doesn’t feel like you are forcing it to do anything. This phone does it seamlessly and since gaming is the true test of stability, I give it a direct approval.

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Camera display and battery

The Yunicorn has a 13-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash.The camera is further reinforced with a PureCel image detector and face detection capability. However, in bright situations, the camera is a bit of a disappointment, as it loses some details.The front camera isn’t that pleasing either.

The screen display is a 5.5-inch high-resolution LCD display and if you aren’t careful when examining this phone, the screen might lure you to buy it. Its 1080 by 1920 pixel resolution is actually very handy in watching movies, even those with high-end resolutions.

Yunicorn uses a Li-Po 4000 mAh battery which is non-removable. With the battery, you get up to 500hours on standby and 100hrs for music.

Final verdict

Honestly, this phone is like an iPhone that runs on Android. I liked it. However, with a price tag of more than 13500 rupees, I think you can do better than a Yunicorn with that kind of money.

Yu Yunicorn Inside

Motorola’s G4 Plus offers much more than the Yunicorn at the same price range. Nonetheless, I must admit that the Yunicorn’s design is something that will entice a lot of buyers to fall for it.

Features Android Lollipop, 4G, 3G, Dual SIM, Finger Print Security
Body and Dimensions Metal Built, 8.5 mm Thickness, 172 g Weight
Display IPS LCD, 5.5 inches (72.1% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 PPI pixel density)
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB v2.0
Performance & Memory MediaTek, Quad-core, 1.8 GHz, 64bit; GPU: Mali-T860 MP2; Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB Internal, 128GB microSD Card support
Camera Primary:  13MP, BSI & PureCel Sensor, f/2.2, Dual-LED  Flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]; Front: 5MP, 2.0F
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
Body and Dimensions Metal Built, 8.5 mm Thickness, 172 g Weight
Price 9999 Rupees

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